Her Crooked Heart

Rachel Ries is the leader of Her Crooked Heart (a poet rock ensemble), founding director of Kith + Kin Chorus (a 65-voice uncommon choir in the Twin Cities), not sporty, born and mostly raised in the prairies of South Dakota, an unabashed hymn lover, a no-regrets college dropout, a lapsed bookworm, and a tiny home builder.

Ries, the songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer behind Her Crooked Heart, demonstrates immense vulnerability and multifaceted musical craftsmanship in delivering personal and profound musical soliloquies on love, leaving, and the life that follows after burning it all down. With To Love To Leave To Live (May 2019), Her Crooked Heart presents a debut record unique in form, made up of cyclical narratives and intertwining histories, each informing the next. The result is a transformative song cycle, led by a charismatic personality, wholly indifferent to expectations of genre and instrumentation. 

Past Shows


Jun
16
th
2022
Turf Club
Jun
16
th
2022
Turf Club

Paul McCartney 80th Birthday Tribute

featuring TAYLOR JAMES DONSKEYBEN COOK-FELTZEMILY HAAVIKTED HAJNASIEWICZHER CROOKED HEARTDAN ISRAELZACHARY SCOT JOHNSONMEGHAN KREIDLER (KISS THE TIGER), MARE LENNONLESLIE RICHATOM ROBINSONJAMES RONEKATY TESSMAN w/ PAPA MBYEKATY VERNONSCOTT WOOLDRIDGE
Nov
7
th
2021
Turf Club
Nov
7
th
2021
Turf Club

A Tribute to the 50th Anniversaries of
Joni Mitchell's 'Blue' and Carole King's 'Tapestry'

Performed in full by MARY BUE, SARAH MORRIS, KATY VERNON, MOTHER BANJO, LESLIE VINCENT, MARE LENNON, HER CROOKED HEART, JENNIFER ECKES, CATHERINE PINEIRO, KATRINA SCHLEISMAN, COLLEEN SOMERVILLE, & NICOLE WILDER
Aug
19
th
2021
Turf Club
Aug
19
th
2021
Turf Club

A Tribute to John Prine

with Cathy 'n Abel, Lakewood Cemetery, Ben Cook-Feltz and more!
Sep
5
th
2019
7th St Entry
Jan
31
st
2018
The Fitzgerald Theater
Jan
31
st
2018
The Fitzgerald Theater

JOSH RITTER & THE ROYAL CITY BAND

with Her Crooked Heart

More Shows

Nov
8
th
Palace Theatre

Omar Apollo

with Ravyn Lenae
Sep
20
th
7th St Entry

Divide and Dissolve

with Thor CB and DIN.DRONE
Sep
18
th
7th St Entry

Flasher

Sep
15
th
7th St Entry

Deaton Chris Anthony

with Train Breaks Down