Song Review: Rachel Ries’ “Words”

I’ve long wanted to share with you music that inspires my music. So because she’s coming to my town this week (well, to a crossroads in the county, anyway), let’s start with a listen at Rachel Ries’s curious and delightful “Words”.

I first saw Rachel strumming a guitar in a songwriter circle years ago. I thought, “Hmm. Good songwriter.” But this project reflects so much new creativity. I love how it represents the struggle, the worry, the waiting, the agency, and the community in writing and performing. And the toast is important: Rachel makes jams and marmalades to pair with her recordings.

Tell me what you like about it.

And to learn more about Rachel, who performs as Her Crooked Heart, check her website:

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