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

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

Tuesday, 8th March 2016, 12:10 pm
Updated Tuesday, 8th March 2016, 12:21 pm
Rachel Ries at Greystones in Sheffield on Tuesday, March 15

TICKETS: See Rachel Ries at Greystones on Tuesday, March 15 - visit www.mygreystones.co.uk. 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.

VIDEO: Watch our YouTube embedded music video Winding Road taken from EP Cardinal - or CLICK HEREFor 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 rachelries.com follow her on Twitter @rachelkries, like her Facebook page at facebook.com/rachelriesmusic and on Instagram visit instagram.com/rachelries/RACHEL RIES MARCH 2016 UK TOUR

Saturday 5th March Union Music Store – Lewes (3pm In-Store) https://unionmusicstore.comSaturday 5th March Otherplace @ The Basement – Brighton www.otherplacebrighton.co.ukSunday 6th March

Turl Street Kitchen, Oxford http://www.turlstreetkitchen.co.ukMonday 7th March

The Bicycle Shop – Norwich http://thebicycleshopcafe.comWednesday 9th March

The Tin Music & Arts, Coventry http://thetinmusicandarts.org.ukThursday 10th March Kenn Village Hall, Somerset www.songsfromtheshed.comFriday 11th March The Green Note, London www.greennote.co.ukSaturday 12th March

Not Just Word @ The Yards, Kettering

Sunday 13th March

The Old Forge, Cranford http://theoldforgecranford.comTuesday 15th March Greystones, Sheffield http://www.mygreystones.co.ukWednesday 16th March Your Bike Shed, York

Thursday 17th March Kirkcaldy Acoustic Music Club, Scot- land http://kirkcaldyacousticmusicclub.co.ukFriday 18th March The Weem Inn, Scotland www.theweeminn.comSunday 20th March Woodend Bowling And Lawn Tennis Club, Glasgow https://tickets-scotland.com