TDawg Presents is thrilled to bring The Ragbirds to Red Light Café on what will be their first tour after the birth of Erin Zindle's and Randall Moore's first child! It will be fun to have the whole family there!
Hook-laden pop with a kaleidoscopic array of worldly influences, The Ragbirds exhibit a gleeful disregard for contemporary folk-rock convention. The group is clearly built around the multi-talented Erin Zindle, who is not only the singer and songwriter, but is proficient in a variety of stringed instruments. This classically trained violinist can aptly pluck the eight-stringed mandolin, wield a wild accordion, and rock the banjo while maintaining lead vocals. Surrounding Zindle's earthy-sweet voice is the whirlwind of a guitarist T.J. Zindle, superb bassist Brennan Duncan Andes, drummer Loren Kranz, and standout percussionist Randall Moore.
The high energy crew enjoyed a busy 2012. The band released their fourth studio record in January, Travelin’ Machine, that led them onto a three-month national tour. Highlight performances of 2012 included their debut SXSW appearance, Sustainable Touring TED talk at TEDx Grand Rapids, a return to the CMJ showcase in New York City, and a number of national festival appearances.
How do you capture the energy of a Ragbirds live show? The positive vibes, high energy, infectious beats, sweat fueled dance floors, and moving introspective lyrics? A tough task, but after 7 years and nearly 150 shows a year, these far traveled road warriors released the much requested We Belong to the Love live album on Valentine’s Day.