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Digging Roots (CAN) and Rising Appalachia (USA)

  • Old Museum Building 480 Gregory Tce Bowen Hills Australia (map)

presented by Woodford Folk Festival


If you’re not ready for the Woodford vibes to be over – they don’t have to be. This co-bill of two brilliant North American bands deliver rootsy, political, engaged and uplifting songs to keep you moving into the year.

Digging Roots: For the last few years the JUNO winning genre-blurring six-piece indy band from the Toronto area have been touring North America and Europe. Musical partners Raven and ShoShona (the creative team and inspiration behind Digging Roots) create music that utilizes the traditional Anishinabek Song Lines composition technique of tracing melody and rhythm from the contours of the land. For the last year, Digging Roots have been in studios from Australia to Canada producing their latest album ‘The Hunter & The Healer’ and they have released a new single and video for their song ‘AK-47’ which explores the concept of love as a weapon in reclaiming our humanity.

Rising Appalachia: Led by the collective voice of sisters Leah and Chloe, and joined by their beloved band – percussionist Biko Casini and bassist/guitarist David Brown – Rising Appalachia is a melting pot of folk music simplicity, textured songwriting, and those bloodline harmonies that only siblings can pull off. Listen for a tapestry of song, clawhammer banjo tunes, fiddle, double bass, acoustic guitar, djembe, barra, bodhran, spoken word, and a wealth of musical layering that will leave you called to action and lulled into rhythmic dance simultaneously. 


Event Information

Date & Time

Sat 6 Jan 2018

Performance 7.30pm
Doors to Theatre 7.00pm
Foyer/Box office 6.30pm

Ticket prices

Adult $25

Conc $20

Child U15 Free

Under 18 welcome to attend with Parent/Guardian

all online sales incur a 2% cc fee

Earlier Event: January 5
The East Pointers
Later Event: January 9
The Railsplitters