The Front Porch

Rachel Ries leads Her Crooked Heart on Tuesday at The Front Porch. Publicity image.

ARTS Pick: Her Crooked Heart

Heart unburdened: In going it alone, Rachel Ries found herself in a new community and nurtured it into the musical project Her Crooked Heart. Ries was touring for a solo album, going through a divorce, and had “leapt into the untethered unknown” when she got busy writing the transformative song cycle that defines her new […]

Accomplished Music Row songwriter Irene Kelley is playing her own songs at The Front Porch on Friday. Publicity image.

ARTS Pick: Irene Kelley

Bluegrass beginnings: Loving Dolly Parton may have gotten Irene Kelley kicked out of her first rock band (she was fired for bringing a Dolly album to practice), but in the 30 years since, her bluegrass sensibility, songwriting talent, and instrumental know-how have made her an accomplished musician. Moving from Pennsylvania to Nashville at the start […]