Songwriters in the Round w/ Chloe Smith (Rising Appalachia), Dustin Thomas, and Anna Moss (Handmade Moments)

Friday, August 4th: 3:00 – 4:00pm

Big Sunrise Dome

The focus is on the song in this intimate dialogue and performance by and with these ARISE favorites.

Chloe Smith from Rising Appalachia will share some of her songwriting practices and “tendings to the muse” as well as new songs the band is working on. We will talk poetry and lean in to the crafting of hooks, melodys, and collaborative musical creation.

Dustin Thomas is making waves from America to Australia with his infectious blend of beat-box/soul-folk along with big hair, big smiles, and a whole lot of love. This wild-hearted globe-trotter armed with his voice, a guitar, and universal anthems of love and war; this young singer-songwriter continues to inspire hearts around the world on his mission of peace, joy, and unity. As a touring artist Dustin Thomas is known worldwide for his captivating and unifying performances and soulfully crafted sing-a-longs.

Anna Moss is one half of the folk/funk duo Handmade Moments. Listen and be effortlessly guided through wistful and deep channels of musical flavor, rich with hearty roots and fungi, vegetables home-gardened and watered from the sacred well of American musics: jazz old-time country blues soul hip-hop rock (and it don’t stop). Glistening with insight and whimsy, long-simmering with righteous compassion and beauty, Handmade Moments are a fearless all-weather duo.