As the daughter of missionaries, Rachel Ries spent her early musical life immersed in Mennonite hymns, Suzuki violin and The Carpenters. Ries melded those influences into a considerable talent, with a freewheeling, often breezy storytelling style to her songwriting. Rachel is a frequent collaborator with Anaïs Mitchell, and released her
third LP, "Ghost of a Gardener," in 2014.
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