Singer/songwriter Rachel Ries got her start in Freeman and, through her travels and experiences, she has become a worldly artist, crafting sly and compassionate songs. As the daughter of missionaries, she spent time in Zaire, sharing music of faith. Ries has lived in Chicago and New York City, where apartment living made her feel trapped. Living in Vermont helped solve that problem.
Ries made her recording debut in 2005 with For You Only. It was captured on vintage analog equipment and included piano, accordion, banjo, fiddle, pump organ and percussion.