“Here we are now in Floyd Virginia” sang Leah Smith, who, with her sister Chloe, heads up the conscious raising musical act of Rising Appalachia.
The sisters and their band (a past Floydfest favorite) performed at Dogtown’s Sun Hall Friday night to an animated crowd of fans, including a line of bouncing babies, which you can see in the video below. It was a CD release party for the band’s new CD called Filthy Dirty South
I was drawn like a moth to Bryan Bailey’s black light, which he uses to illuminate his live show paintings done with glow in the dark neon colors. In the video clip below he was painting to the musician who opened for Rising Appalachia, incorporating the vibe of the crowd and the music into his psychedelic work.
It was fun to see how it developed over the course of the night. Watch Bryan (and his image in the mirror) paint below.