It’s been a hell of a week for great music here on Folk Radio UK and that’s about to get better thanks to a Song of the Day from Rachel Ries. Rachel leaves the prairies of middle America for UK shores this month to tour her new Cardinal EP (available via Bandcamp) from which we have the pleasure of premiering her new video for Winding Road below:
Cardinal is a handcrafted EP of songs written while on residency in Rouen, France. For Rachel, 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.
Recorded in Minneapolis by the inimitable Jeremy Messersmith, Cardinal is Rachel’s second handcrafted EP and follows in the wake of 2014’s Ghost Of A Gardener.
Below are Rachel’s UK dates which include the Green Note in London as well as a special evening being run by our good friends Songs from the Shed (www.songsfromtheshed.com). We have a pair of tickets for the evening to giveaway, details of which are below:
We have a pair of tickets to giveaway to see Rachel Ries (w. Sarah Smout) on Thursday 10 March (doors 7:30pm) at Kenn Village Hall (Somerset, nr. Clevedon – see map).
This will be a an intimate candlelit acoustic performance. Kenn Village Hall has a beautiful charm and this will be a magical evening.
If you would like the chance to win a pair of tickets just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Rachel Ries’ as your email title and your name and contact telephone number in the body of the message.
The closing date is this Tuesday 8th March at 10:00am when one winner will be chosen at random and notified by Songs from the Shed (along with details of entry to the gig).
UK Tour Dates
5 March | LEWES ENG | Union Music Store
5 March | BRIGHTON ENG | Otherplace @ The Basement
A Fiddes Smith: Acoustic, Actually Event
6 March | OXFORD ENG | Turl Street Kitchen
w. Megan Henwood & Sarah Smout
7 March | NORWICH ENG | The Bicycle Shop
w. Beth Porter
9 March | COVENTRY ENG | The Tin Music & Arts
w. Lucy Ann Sale
10 March | SOMERSET ENG | Kenn Village Hall
A Songs From The Shed event | tickets
11 March | LONDON ENG | Green Note
w. Oh Sister
12 March | KETTERING ENG | Not Just Words @ The Yards
w. Sarah Smout
13 March | CRANFORD ENG | The Old Forge
w. Ross Alexander
15 March | SHEFFIELD ENG | Greystones
w. Tom Baxendale & Yellow Cake
16 March (Rachel’s birthday!) | YORK ENG | Your Bike Shed
17 March | KIRKCALDY SCO | Kirkcaldy Acoustic Music Club
18 March | WEEM SCO | The Weem Inn
19 March | EDINBURGH SCO | House Concert
20 March | GLASGOW SCO | Woodend
Order Rachel’s Cardinal EP here (including limited edition, image below): rachelries.bandcamp.com
More details here: rachelries.com