Critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Sarah Siskind will release Modern Appalachia on April 17 which Mary Chapin Carpenter calls “heart-stoppingly GREAT.”
Featuring 12 original compositions, Modern Appalachia explores Siskind’s relationship with her home state of North Carolina, with herself and the inherent dichotomy of the phrase “Modern Appalachia” in these current times. Each song digs deeper into her questions, fears, and realizations to reveal the rawness, earthiness and spiritual depth of the region that built her foundation.
Her love of progressive rock and fusion shine through on this album to create a new incarnation of Appalachian music. The musicians she chose for the album were the perfect vehicle for this distinctive sound with guitar-giant Bill Frisell and luminary Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) both guesting.
Sarah is widely known for her contributions to the hit TV show Nashville as well as artists like Alison Krauss, Wynonna, Bon Iver and more. An NPR favorite and regular, Huffington Post has this to say: “Siskind has been compared to Bonnie Raitt and Brandi Carlile, but in my humble opinion, she’s incomparable.”