Martin Bandyke on The Ragbirds

Bank of Ann Arbor’s Sonic Lunch concert series is proud to present the brilliant Ann Arbor roots music quintet the Ragbirds, who perform at noon on Thursday, August 11th in Liberty Plaza. Melding folk and rock with a global approach to rhythms and songwriting, the Ragbirds recently released their fifth studio album “The Threshold & The Hearth,” which debuted in the top 20 on Billboard magazine’s folk chart.

Led as always by the married team of vocalist/fiddle player Erin Zindle and percussionist Randall Moore, the Ragbirds have received praise from the Ann Arbor News & USA Today, and they’ve shared stages with everyone from Brandi Carlile to Rusted Root to Jeff Daniels. Offering hope and love and joy in a world that needs it more than ever, the infectious global groove of the Ragbirds will take over Liberty Plaza at noon on Thursday, August 11th. — Martin Bandyke, ann arbor’s 107one