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Rachel Ries with opener Laura Cortese

Rachel Ries with opener Laura Cortese
Fri, 09/06/2013 - 8:00pm
Goddard / WGDR Concert Series
Haybarn Theatre at Goddard College, 123 Pitkin Rd.
Plainfield, VT

Singer-songwriter Rachel Ries calls her music "prairie swing and city folk" and to our ears it nestles comfortable alongside Jolie Holland and Eleni Mandell. Rachel Ries is playing with Dietrich Strause & Zachariah Hickman.

Tickets: $12 advanced online | $17 at the door. BUY TICKETS HERE.

"Savvy lyrics and tender melodies, sung with a flexible voice imbued with echoes of the jazz age, and, best of all, graced by the audible stamp of analog recording..." -Border Radio in The Stranger, Kurt B. Reigley.

About Laura Cortese: In her new album, Into the Dark, a fiddle drones, a cello purrs--and then Cortese begins to sing. There is nothing timid about her. Even in her most delicate moments, she projects power and poise. There is a sense, in that first number, that she might snap those fiddle strings or punch a hole in the bass drum. In the end, restraint reigns, but not before Cortese has laid the groundwork for an album that is as bold as it is elegant.

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