Alive Tour

Rising Appalachia – Alive Tour Diary 9 : We Growing Our Freedom, We Planting Our Seeds

In the sweet evening hours after a long weekend of shows this October 2017 for us and our dear friends Climbing Poetree, we all gathered in a beautiful backyard in Oakland, CA to relax, feast and tell stories from the road.

Rising Appalachia – Alive Tour Diary 8 : I Believe in Being Ready Live at the Yuba River

We landed at the Yuba river in Northern California after days down in the south, to return to the fire wrought lands and the beautiful wilds of this region. Our 2 night shows at the Grass Valley Center for the Arts was full of bright eyed souls, and on our afternoon off we sat and sang song on the polished stones and crystal waters of the Yuba River.

Rising Appalachia – Alive Tour Diary 7 : Arouna Diarra

I first met Arouna Diarra in Ghana in 2007. At the time he was in his early 20s and didn’t speak any English yet. We played a song together and the song translated to mean if you want to follow your destiny it’s up to you.

Rising Appalachia – Alive Tour Diary 6: We Find Our Packs

Rising Appalachia - Alive Tour Diary 6 : We Find Our Packs

Rising Appalachia – Alive Tour Diary 5 : And We’ll Make A Mighty Roar

gathering steam through kindreds and kinfolk, friends and compatriots, game changers and the steady hands that uplift us along the route.

Rising Appalachia : Alive Tour Diary #4 – Biko

It was such a blessing to have the opportunity to go home to my little cob house in Bolinas for a night between shows. I drove to the coast lifted by the beautiful energy of Petaluma. I felt the winds rock me and the smoke turned the moon red.

Rising Appalachia : Alive Tour Diary #3 Notes from Peteluma and the Wildfires

Sending enormous prayers to the communities engulfed in wildfire in NorCal right now. We spent the last 2 nights hosing down the yards, keeping eye on the burning ridges, and standing guard in the neighborhoods of Santa Rosa, while the residents kept watch on who would evacuate and who would stay.

Rising Appalachia : Alive Tour Diary #2 – Berkley & Hardly Strictly

San Francisco held us in its great arms of community power, diversity, and foggy light down Hardly Strictly lanes. Thousands of sweet faces swayed & danced with us while two lover hawks hunted-ducked & dived above head. Peaceful air show. Ancestors & signs of peace.

Alive Tour Diary #1 – Santa Cruz

First show on our Alive Tour at the Catalyst, Santa Cruz. Full moons and a mighty girth of fam’ in the room to swell and sing to the tides.

Rising Appalachia – Alive Tour & Album

Crafted from 2 years of stage serenades from across North America, we give to you our 7th album, ALIVE.