Rachel Ries, Kayla Ringelheim and Dylan Lucas Block Harley
Music at Lily Pads returns in September with a very special small venue show at the Edward Everett Hale House in South Kingstown. Learn more about the property at this link:
The concert is a showcase for three exceptional performers: Rachel Ries from Brooklyn, and Kayla Ringelheim and Dylan Lucas Block Harley from Providence.
About Rachel Ries:
Daughter of Mennonite missionaries, Ms. Rachel Ries hails from the inspiring, vast expanses of South Dakota, by way of Zaire. Her formative years were filled with Congolese spirituals, Mennonite hymns and her mom singing her to sleep with The Carpenters.
Classically trained in voice, piano, violin and viola, Rachel marries sophisticated, at times vintage, musicality to smart lyrics. With a self-taught guitar style reminiscent of Mississippi John Hurt and vocals that at times recall Billie Holiday and early Maria Muldaur, her songs range from the romantic simplicity of jazz standards to the distilled intensity of poet Anne Sexton.
Rachel has two fine full length releases, For You Only and Without a Bird.
Righteous Babe Records released a collaboration EP of Rachel with friend Anaïs Mitchell, and she has spent the last three years touring with Anaïs Mitchell's band, playing drums, keyboard and guitar. For now, Rachel can be found somewhere in the wilds of Brooklyn, wide-eyed & only half-ways citified; knitting up a storm and in search of a good song. www.rachelries.com
A singer-songwriter native of the Boston area who now calls Providence home, Kayla Ringelheim is a young woman with impressive piano chops, ancient tales to tell, and a voice of honey to tell them with. She grew up surrounded by the vibrant musical culture of Harvard Square's fabled Club Passim, where she played her first open mic at age 13. With the immense power of connection and expression in music being instilled in her at a young age, Kayla conjures memories of Joni Mitchell and Suzanne Vega with a modern edge of pop and jazz.
Kayla currently leads a full life. With passions that venture outside the realm of music, she recently graduated from Brown University with a degree in Human Biology and works full-time at a local food non-profit, where she is more likely to be seen with fresh produce and farmers than musical instruments. Nevertheless, Kayla has always valued music and her other passions equally, with each constantly thriving off of the other. Her most recent CD release, Wandering Feet, is a remarkable display of Kayla's artful impulse to capture life's meanderings in song.
About Kayla's new album, released November 2012, acclaimed songwriter and performer Vance Gilbert says: "Each of these songs is a snapshot - perfect short stories, sung by a guileless, wounded angel. She's wise and surprised, thankful and injured, warm and resolved, all at the same time. Kayla does in four songs what some of us singer songwriters only feign in a full career. You'll say, 'Man, where's she been all this time'. Never mind. She has arrived."
Kayla has been a finalist in the John Lennon Songwriting Competition and was voted "Audience Choice" at the Boston Folk Festival Songwriting Competition in 2008. With two other recordings, "Tides" (2005 LP) and "Play" (2008 EP), Kayla's upcoming release is her most striking yet.
"Each of these songs is a snapshot - perfect short stories, sung by a guileless, wounded angel. She's wise and surprised, thankful and injured, warm and resolved, all at the same time. Kayla does in four songs what some of us singer songwriters only feign in a full career. You'll say, 'Man, where's she been all this time'. Never mind. She has arrived." - Vance Gilbert, 2012
Dylan Lucas Block Harley
Dylan Lucas was raised on music and oatmeal in an old farmhouse in Seekonk, MA. Starting on drums, Lucas spent the first 10 years of his musical career beating his way through jazz, punk and country bands from Rhode Island to Indiana and back. After 10 years of playing other people's songs, Lucas decided it was time to write his own. Teaching himself banjo, guitar and piano, he quickly discovered the joys of writing songs on melodic instruments. His songs are predominately narrative - audible animations for the imaginatively impaired. His first album, "Moirai" is available for purchase and download online. He currently lives on a floating farm castle in the future.
Music at Lily Pads at Edward Everett Hale House (View)
2625A Commodore Perry Highway
South Kingstown, RI 02879
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