The southern soul sisters Leah and Chloe of Rising Appalachia give this soft and soothing track, a praise for the Shamans and Healers of the world. With palpable, sing along lyrics, and a reggae vibe, the sisters harmonize and flow together perfectly. The track was released in October of 2014 and is the marker of a new transition for the band, and hopefully a glimpse of a new album…
“Medicine” is a song-anthem honoring the traditions of folk medicine; plant-based medicine as a tool for empowerment and healing. It is a call to action to support the voices of the herbalists, healers, and teachers… the roots, plants, trees, and stones… the arts, the spirits, and the wild ones. It is an honoring of all the many ways that we can be well, and the radical and traditional ways in which we can steward health within ourselves.
This song is a direct tribute to the people around the world who are holding and teaching these ways of herbal plant-based medicine, educating us all to know our gardens, our forests, our plants and our own bodies… to bring wellness back into our own hands and communities. It is not a dismissal of modern medicine, but a gratitude and honoring of its ancestry and foundations within folkloric traditions.
– Rising Appalachia