When Jeremy Messersmith tells you that you should book an artist, you listen. It helps when that artist is Rachel Ries, a singer-songwriter who has toured with Anaïs Mitchell and Bon Iver, draws comparisons to Regina Spektor with a dash of jazz, and writes sweetly moving, evocative songs. The Cake Shop is excited to host Ries (pronounced “Reese”) for a house concert on Thursday, September 26th at 7:30pm.
Ries is the child of Mennonite missionaries, and grew up in Zaire before returning to the Midwest. Currently based in Brooklyn, Ries is a self-taught guitar player who began releasing music in 2005. After a hiatus from music which saw her work in theater and travel, Ries released the Laurel Lake EP in 2012 and just successfully completed a Kickstarter campaign to release her new full-length album, Ghost of a Gardener, recorded in Chicago at Pieholden Suite Sounds and due for an early 2014 release.
A private house show was one of her Kickstarter rewards, and now you can get that for yourself! Reservations are $10 a person and are limited, so reserve your spot via Brown Paper Tickets today. Upon reservation, you will be contacted with the exact address of the Cake Shop. All funds from the door go directly to support the artist.
What: CakeIn15 presents Rachel Ries
Where: The Cake Shop, address upon reservation
When: Thursday, September 26. Doors at 7:30pm, Music at 8pm
How Much: $10 reservation, all funds to the artist
Reserve your spot: http://rachelriescakeshop.brownpapertickets.com
The Cake Shop is dedicated to providing artists and audiences with a unique and intimate experience that allows artists to freely experiment with new material. Shows at The Cake Shop directly financially support the musicians playing. Previous performances include Caroline Smith & Jesse Schuster, Communist Daughter, Spirits of the Red City, Zoo Animal, Dark Dark Dark and Elephant Micah, Pezzettino, Roma Di Luna, Jeremy Messersmith, The Pines, Ben Kyle & Carrie Rodriguez, We Are The Willows (Peter Miller), batteryboy, and Chastity Brown.