Short Writeup

Out of the north midwest and the banks of the mighty Mississippi River grew this “Groovy Grass” band of music makers. High & Rising most often plays as a trio, with a unique combination of instruments that bring a fresh groovy sound to the Bluegrass & Folk American scene.
The trio, led by Laura Farley (upright bass/vocals) and supported by Jym Farley (acoustic guitar) and Ben Rohde (percussion) have quickly made a name for themselves through their prolific songwriting and performances along-side many notable musicians in the upper midwest music scene.

High & Rising recently released their critically-acclaimed debut album HOWL, featuring artists: Adam Greuel & Davey Lynch of Horseshoes & Hand Grenades; Chris Castino of The Big Wu; Ernest Brusubardis IV & Ryan Ogburn of Chicken Wire Empire; Augie Dougherty of Armchair Boogie; Craig Baumann of The People Brothers Band; Rick Krueuziger of The Pat Watters Band; Leo Albertoni of Old Soul Society; and Kenny Leiser of Joseph Huber.

What People are Saying

Their energy and talent is beyond wonderful. Love these two and what they share with us. Try to see them as often as possible. Happiness right here.
-Lisa Kasten

The music is very well played and an absolute delight for the soul! Wonderful energy flowing through it and very uplifting!!!
-Annette Martin

High & Rising’s freshman album “Howl” brings a fresh feeling and approach to bluegrass or Americana-based music. It’s always a good sign when you can hear a band at a distance and know who it is. That uniqueness often means that a band has found a sound that fits them and their own humanly vibrations. For certain, High & Rising have a good thing going and this album is a joy to listen to. I heard it for the first time while driving down I-90 in South Dakota during the Sturgis motorcycle rally. I scored some real funny biker looks as I bobbed my head down the interstate. If they could have heard the tunes over their rumbles, I suspect they would have been grooving too.
-Adam Greuel

High & Rising is a band based out of a hidden location in Wisconsin. Their music is like honey; from bees that feed from driftless wildflowers. Of course, it’s best when it’s straight from the farmers market. If music was wild honey, High & Rising is that hippy farmer who drives his vw bus to the town square every Saturday. Their new album will illustrate this. It’s wonderful. I’m privileged to appear on it.
-Chris Castino

They are nice, they are good, they are talented, they are clever.
-Mark Hay

Great music presented with a very easy-going vibe
-John Swamy

Absolutely soulful and sincere. This duo is the real deal. They are an absolute pleasure to watch live and continue to blow audiences away with exciting new songs!
-Mike Myers

Real acoustic music!
-Pat Braun



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