Rachel Ries crafts sly and compassionate songs for the crooked hearted. With a piano and electric guitar, clear voice and steady hand, Rachel pulls the listener into her world of city grit, country dirt, and her open-eyed search for redemption and reason. Her songs are fine-tuned delicacy with a snarl and her shows laced with disarming candor. Proudly carrying the torch of her love for the domestic arts (she is from South Dakota, after all), Rachel’s homemade preserves and hand stitched notebooks can often be found at shows, nestled amid the 180 gram vinyl, cds and t-shirts.
A campfire personality, that talent you're born with…see her perform and you can’t turn away…you just stay there observing the fire, hypnotized.”
—Luis Alberto González Arenas
Elisabeth Pixley-Fink is a Portland-based singer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, educator and cultural worker originally from Kalamazoo, Michigan. From the depths and range of her voice emerge well-crafted songs: tunes for healing, aching songs that swell with unhurried intensity.She grew up studying piano and singing with her family, and is at home in a variety of genres. In Michigan, you can find her singing sister harmonies and recreating old timey tunes with Hearth & Hymn, crooning sweet hooks in platinum girl group The Chordelias, and screaming into a microphone with A Brother and A Sister Band. In Portland, she performs with Family Almanac, contributes honkey-tonk piano & harmonies to the Jack Dwyer Band, and leads groups of children in singing, songwriting, and performance at Portland Montessori School where she works as an elementary teacher. Her last solo record, Bloodroot, was reviewed as "touching, triumphant," "moving, poetic, inspiring," "subtle and pure melodic inspiration...chilling, contained passion...a delicate and lyrical exploration."