Due to time constraints I am just posting the Wiki bio- I don't have time this week to write, but wanted to post a few pictures from this really cool CD celebration with the Ragbirds.
The Understory and the Appleseed Collective opened for them at the Magic Bag in Ferndale, MI.
"The Ragbirds are a 5-piece, female-led, folk-rock-world fusion band out of Ann Arbor, Michigan. They describe their music as "infectious global groove". The musical roots of The Ragbirds sound are complex - with Gypsy, Middle-Eastern, Americana, rock, and Latin influences, all stirred with a Celtic fiddler’s bow. In live performances the band incorporates variations on traditional African drum pieces, each member trading their instrument for a hand drum. The songs carry a positive message and include both pop hooks and improvised solos. It is music that fits stages of many sizes and styles - from listening rooms - to jam-band music festivals - to bars and clubs with a hyped-up dance floor.
The Ragbirds make use of numerous traditional folk instruments, blending them with modern sounds to create an infectious world groove rooted in the traditions of many cultures and eras. The group has released four full-length studio albums, two live records and one single - all self-produced and independently released. Their newest album, The Threshold & The Hearth, will be released March 25, 2016 via Rock Ridge Music."