PREVIEW: American singer songwriter Rachel Ries at Sheffield's Greystones

Rachel Ries at Greystones in Sheffield on Tuesday, March 15
Rachel Ries at Greystones in Sheffield on Tuesday, March 15

American singer songwriter Rachel Ries is back with a UK tour to promote new EP Cardinal and plays Sheffield's Greystones.

TICKETS: See Rachel Ries at Greystones on Tuesday, March 15 - visit Full tour details and venue links below.

Ries, pronounced Reese, hailing from the prairies of middle America, crafts sly and compassionate songs for the crooked-hearted.

With an electric guitar and piano, a clear voice and steady hand, she deftly pulls listeners in with disarming candor and holds them there with smart and tender poetry.

She has just released Cardinal, a handcrafted EP of songs written while on residency in Rouen, France.

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For Ries, each of the songs is a key; a direction; a red-blooded essential for living – be it bravery, belief in one's path or the bonds of family and blood.

Recording in Minneapolis by the inimitable Jeremy Messersmith, it is her second EP in the wake of 2014’s Ghost Of A Gardener.

A well lauded album co-produced by David Vandervelde, Ghost features a duet with Gregory Alan Isakov, members of Cuddle Magic and cameos by David Sproule, Carrie Elkin, Danny Schmidt and many others.

Since 2008's Country EP, a split 45" with Anaïs Mitchell released on Righteous Babe Records, Ries has recorded and toured extensively with Mitchell supporting Bon Iver and others.

She was granted a Chicago Arts award in 2010, worked in Chicago thea- tre, toured Europe and the States, learned how to repair Wurlitzers and (kind of) play the drums.

For more se her official web site at follow her on Twitter @rachelkries, like her Facebook page at and on Instagram visit

Saturday 5th March Union Music Store – Lewes (3pm In-Store)
Saturday 5th March Otherplace @ The Basement – Brighton
Sunday 6th March

Turl Street Kitchen, Oxford
Monday 7th March

The Bicycle Shop – Norwich
Wednesday 9th March

The Tin Music & Arts, Coventry
Thursday 10th March Kenn Village Hall, Somerset
Friday 11th March The Green Note, London
Saturday 12th March

Not Just Word @ The Yards, Kettering

Sunday 13th March

The Old Forge, Cranford
Tuesday 15th March Greystones, Sheffield
Wednesday 16th March Your Bike Shed, York

Thursday 17th March Kirkcaldy Acoustic Music Club, Scot- land
Friday 18th March The Weem Inn, Scotland
Sunday 20th March Woodend Bowling And Lawn Tennis Club, Glasgow