Friday, December 5
Tickets: $10 General Admission at Ticketweb.com Babeville Box Office (M-F 11a-5p), Rust Belt Books, Terrapin Station or charge by phone 866-777-8932
7pm Doors 8pm Show
Like a mix tape made by a well-traveled friend, The Ragbirds music is diverse and foreign, yet somehow familiar. The voice at the front of The Ragbirds carries the freshness of the journey itself, and the lyrics point out the scenery like a friendly tour guide.
The 2012 release of The Ragbirds fourth studio effort Travelin’ Machine is a new milestone for the band. It’s the soundtrack of the observant road-warrior, with layers of world grooves that stir the listener to move. The songs strike a balance between home and adventure, drawing upon elements of Pop, Gypsy, Afro-Cuban, Celtic, Middle Eastern and African sounds, with a little Cajun spice.
After seven years of averaging nearly 175 shows a year, all over America; Ann Arbor, Michigan based world-beat-folk-rockers The Ragbirds took a break from touring in late summer 2013 to celebrate the birth of Aviva Alice Moore, daughter of front-woman Erin Zindle and percussionist Randall Moore. Now that Aviva is a vivacious one-year old, The Ragbirds continue traveling cross country in a new, much larger family-size diesel tour vehicle, which will also be converted to run on “veggie oil”, continuing their tradition of sustainable touring and green travel. The new vehicle was acquired through a successfully funded Kickstarter pledge drive in August 2013 by the help of fans, friends, and family.
When describing their music Zindle had this to say: “It’s folk-rock music at the heart of it but I’m influenced and moved by sounds from all over the world.” The groups dedication and passion for music simply oozes out on stage and their performances have gained national praise from prestigious outlets such as USA Today’s review calling them “Highly impressive!”, and Reveal Arts touted them as having “Astounding international eclecticism”.
Showing no signs of slowing down, The Ragbirds continue to spread their unique blend of enthusiastic folk rock and world beat Americana all over the United States and beyond, including a unforgettable stop here in Buffalo live at the 9th Ward at Babeville on December 5th!
Daniel Champagne and Folkfaces open the show.
One reviewer recently wrote – ‘Daniel Champagne exudes a natural ease on stage, as he sings poignant lyrics and beautifully crafted melodies that invariably whisk the heart up with grand romanticism. Coupled with an exhilarating guitar talent that transcends mere acoustic playing to replicate a whole band, Champagne is just magical’ (themusic.com.au)
The Folkfaces are a Buffalo-based Americana & Roots 4-piece. Their music is a blend of blues, jazz, jug-band, folk, punk, hokum and more. They take inspiration from the mountains of Appalachia to the deltas of Mississippi, the swamps of Louisiana to the Concrete Jungle of the Rustbelt.
Date(s) - 12/05/2014
341 Delaware Avenue