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Rising Appalachia - Cuckoo [Official Music Video]

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Published on Aug 29, 2019

Directors- Chloe and Leah Smith
Cinematographer- Taylor Hellhake
Camera 2- Andrew Anderson
Band- Chloe and Leah Smith, David Brown, Biko Casini, Arouna Diarra, Duncan Wickel
Special guests- Cortina Jenelle, Alina Q, Juan David de Narvaez, Victor Verde and his sons Temoc and Tolan, Truth I and his daughter Persei, Shea Olinger, Owen Cauley and Jonas Hall-Gariano, Clara Zander, Lucretia Vandyke, Dyhan Mount, Indy Srinath, and Lily Henley.


Filmed in a cryptic cavern in Appalachia, Cuckoo is a traditional folk song that Leah and Chloe learned from their mother and her band The Rosin Sisters. This full band version highlights the connection between the many styles of music (blues, west african, irish) that blended together in Appalachia while bringing it to a more modern and rhythmic arena. Capturing the magic and mischief of some of the inspirational figures in Rising Appalachia's life, Cuckoo is an old song with new resonance.
This song is dedicated to Whitlock Connah, Leah and Chloe's godfather, who was a fine harmonica player and folk sculptor as well as a deep soul man down in Georgia. He was one of the first people to encourage the sisters to sing and pursue music, and for that, they are forever inspired and uplifted by his spirit.

*** special thanks to Casey Campfield and Royal Peasantry ***

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  • Song

  • Artist

    • Rising Appalachia
  • Album

    • Leylines
  • Licensed to YouTube by

    • CD Baby (on behalf of Rising Appalachia)

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