Experience The Ragbirds On Patreon


Patreon offers an alternative to the hype game – a subscription-based model where the value is in the content. The value is determined by you, and the creators of the content are rewarded for creating engaging content. Their reward is a sustainable living wage – so they can continue creating more content. Your reward as a patron is direct access to that content as well as a direct connection to the artist themselves.

The Ragbirds are launching a Patreon campaign to help cover the ongoing costs of keeping a band on the road, recording new music, filming and releasing videos and other creative endeavors. This is a way for fans to directly support the band, for as little as the cost of a cup of coffee per month. Patrons will get exclusive content, including live streams, demo tracks, lyrics and song stories, behind the scenes stories and photos, and they will be the first to get new music as it is released. They will also have direct access to the band’s singer-songwriter Erin Zindle who will be sharing regular posts and engaging with the community of The Ragbirds’ supporters through the Patreon blog feed.

For more information about Patreon, visit https://www.patreon.com/theragbirds


Halloween w/ Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys! (Pt2)


Tickets have been on sale for this two-night masquerade, friends – and they are moving faster now!!!

Short’s Brewing Company & Old Forester Concert Series:
Featuring us and our friends Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys
October 27 & 28
at Otus Supply in Ferndale
8:00 PM doors | 21+ | GA/SRO

$30/$35 adv – limited $40 two day passes
Tickets:  http://bit.ly/ragbellys



Halloween w/ Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys!


Tickets on sale September 15 at 10am!!! Purchase Tickets Here.



Half Way Through Summer…You Deserve Dancing


Here is our setup of amazing shows for the remainder of this glorious Summer!


SUMMER!! This Is Going To Be Fun!!


We have had a blast in the Spring…let us…”spring” into SUMMER.  Join us on these dates.  Our one hometown show of the Summer is on Friday, June 23 at the Ann Arbor Summer Festival: Top of the Park!



May Days…South/Southeast Tour!!


We’re on the road and we can feel the Summer season coming.  See you on the dance floor!!

Check out where we will be this month by checking the tour tab above!



April – It’s On!!!


We are getting into yet another good rhythm with a great flow of shows in April.  We’ll be hitting up some of our regular haunts and some new ones.  We’ll be visiting western Michigan, Ohio, New York, and West Virginia.

See you once again on the road – come up and say ‘hey’!!


February Tour!


We’re on the road again, and seriously, we would love to see you and dance with you!!



January 2017 Tour!


We hope that you are enjoying the holiday season with friends and family.  While relaxing and enjoying the many gifts of the season, we’re also gearing up for a January tour!

Happy Holidays – See You On The Road!!!


Holiday Show Tickets Are Selling Fast! Friday & Saturday SOLD OUT!!


Since we announced the official lineup for the Ebird & Friends Holiday Shows from December 8-11, tickets have been seriously selling fast – Friday and Saturday’s performance on December 9 and 10 are now SOLD OUT!  Don’t be left out of the holiday fun! We’ve added an additional night so that you and your families can enjoy the show!  Check out our official poster!


Ark Performance Tickets:  http://tinyurl.com/hof88mt

Hartland Performance Tickets:  http://tinyurl.com/hju8u7c

9th Annual Ebird & Friends Holiday Show – LINEUP Confirmed!



After an amazing night of costumes, friends, and family this past Saturday, October 29, we are now looking forward to inviting you and yours to the 9th Annual Ebird & Friends Holiday Show.  We’ve added an additional night of music, so you’ll be able to join us Thursday, December 8, through Sunday, December 11!!  Our lineup has been confirmed and box offices are open and already selling tickets for our four nights of performances!  In addition, just in time for the holiday season, we will be releasing our first ever Live DVD of the holiday show from 2015!  Please stay tuned for the release details.

For more information regarding tickets, please visit http://www.theragbirds.com/holidayshow.  This will have ticket links to all four nights of music.


Emilee Petersmark & Kate Pillsbury (The Crane Wives)
Lindsay Lou (Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys)
Chris Dupont
Brad Phillips
Frank Allison
Rick Chyme
Alex Holycross & Jake Sawicki (The Native Howl)
Jen Sygit
Jessica McCumons (The Understorey)
Ross Huff & Brennan Andes (The Macpodz)
Brandon Smith (Appleseed Collective)
Loren Kranz (Barbarossa Brothers)
Bethanni Grecynski (Rhyta/OrnamatiK)
Tim Haldeman
Christina Furtado
Chris Good (Friends With The Weather)
Mike Boyd
Dan Piccolo
Shelly Smith

Over the past four years, these shows have sold out – we really do not want you to miss a thing, so grab your tickets TODAY!!

Ragbirds Halloween Party – Down The Rabbit Hole



FRIENDS!! Nab your tickets today to join us on Saturday, October 29!  We are having our annual Halloween Party with special friends Ben Daniels Band and the JTW Trio to help our friends in Haiti through Project 418!  Tickets are $20; 18+, and there will be a costume contest – dress to impress!!!!



9th Annual Ebird & Friends – Tickets on Sale NOW!!


December 8, 9, 10 – The Ark, Ann Arbor (8:00pm each evening)
December 11 – Hartland High School Auditorium (4:00pm)

TICKET INFORMATION:  http://www.theragbirds.com/holidayshow

FULL ARTIST LINEUP COMING SOON!!  Nab your tickets as early as possible.  We’ve added an additional evening performance – see you there!

Video Premiere: “Breakdown”


We’re so excited to be releasing our very first music video, for the track “Breakdown” from The Threshold & The Hearth. You can view the exclusive premiere, courtesy of AXS.com, online.

“Breakdown” and it was filmed by Charlie Steen at The Rumpus Room in Chelsea, Michigan.   Produced and directed by Erin herself, the video features many of our beautiful friends.  It tells the story of surrender and transformation – as each character experiences it in their own way, letting go of their anxieties and allowing themselves ultimately to dance to the music with wild abandon.

This video was such a labor of love and would not have been possible without our incredible community of friends and fans.  It was such a warm and wonderful experience!

You can read the wonderful article written by Allen Foster and his interview with Erin HERE on AXS.com

We hope you enjoy it – let us know what you think!

Billboard Knows What’s Up!!



We’re so thrilled to announce that our new album “The Threshold & The Hearth” debuted at #20 on the Billboard Folk Chart and #29 on Billboard’s Top New Artists Album Chart. Thanks so much to everyone who has purchased the album and supported us!

Pick up or download your copy today and let’s keep moving up those charts!  We cannot do this without you!!

The Threshold & The Hearth OUT NOW!


We are so happy to announce the release of our brand new album The Threshold & The Hearth, produced by Jamie Candiloro.

Please join us TONIGHT at the Magic Bag in Detroit/Ferndale for the official album release show with special guests Appleseed Collective and The Understorey. We have a special set prepared, including special guests, a solo piano song, all the songs from the new album, video, and more (even one-print-only keepsake programs with the outline of the album story)!

If you have not yet purchased the album, please visit our merch page to download or purchase a hard copy available on CD or Vinyl!  We also have brand new shirts available as well!

Thank you for coming along with us on this incredible journey – only bigger things to come!


Album Release Trailer & First Listens!


We’ve been busy making preparations for the album release show and upcoming tour.  Along the way, we have been preparing some visual and audio items for you to enjoy.  Here is the trailer for the upcoming album, AND quite a few new friends at PopMatters, TheBoot, and The Huffington Post have been releasing some album tracks for you to listen to online!  Links for all are below:

‘Breakdown’: http://www.popmatters.com/post/the-ragbirds-breakdown-audio-premiere/
‘Little Ties’:  http://theboot.com/the-ragbirds-little-ties/
‘Good Time To Be Born’:  http://tinyurl.com/gvvkx47

In all honesty, we could not have done any of this without your love, excitement, encouragement, and friendship through the year.  Things are getting antsy in Ann Arbor and we cannot wait to get on the road and start touring once again!

Album Release Party – March 25!


Our fifth studio album, The Threshold & The Hearth, will be released on Friday, March 25 with a huge show presented by Grand Circus Media at The Magic Bag in Ferndale!  Grab your TICKETS today in the new year as they will be going fast!  Our friends ‘The Appleseed Collective’ and ‘The Understorey’ will be opening up the night.  Doors are at 8pm; 18+ are welcome!

See you in March!!





A Holiday Show Preview – Video Below


Friends and Family!! It’s about now that we tell you yet again to nab your tickets! Our Friday and Saturday shows are now SOLD OUT!!  Here is a video of the 2014 show at Hartland High School to give you an idea of the fun that awaits you, your family, and friends:

Friday, December 11 – SOLD OUT!!!
Saturday, December 12 – SOLD OUT!!!
Sunday – December 13 – TICKETS

For the Sunday, December 13 show, there is a VIP ticket option available to meet the musicians backstage, get reserved seating, and receive an autographed poster.

http://www.theragbirds.com/holidayshow (for more details including the holiday sampler)

See you there!!

Ebird & Friends Eighth Annual Holiday Show


It’s time again for the Ebird & Friends Holiday Show…well, SHOWS! We are celebrating our 8th year with *THREE* shows from December 11-13. A two-night stand at The Ark – Ann Arbor, and one afternoon show in Hartland! We are sharing the stage and the holiday season with The Accidentals, Andrew Brown and Brandon Smith of The Appleseed Collective, Sean Ike of the Third Coast Kings, Jen Sygit, Olivia Millerschin, Mark Lavengood of Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys, Jess McCumons of The Understorey, The Macpodz, Rachel Mazer, Bethanni Grecynski of RHYTA MUSIK – ρυτά μουσική, Loren Kranz, and many many more!! Tickets are on sale now! And please, check out our amazing sponsors as well!


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New Frontier Touring (Our New Booking Agency!)


We are very happy to announce that we are joining the roster of New Frontier Touring, based in Nashville, Tennessee!! New Frontier is home to such stellar artists as The Avett Brothers, Ralph Stanley, The Band of Heathens, Marco Benevento, John Oates, Ari Hest, Jim Lauderdale, Shook Twins, Cornmeal, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, DJ Logic, Ryan Montbleau, Paper Bird, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, and way too many more to list here!

Check out the agency and the full roster at their website (below), and we’ll see you on the road!


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The Threshold & The Hearth.


Pledge TY Party

Good Friends, Family, and Supporters:

We’ve been hard at work for the last year writing, planning, and perfecting the details of our new album – The Threshold & The Hearth.  The album is essentially finished, and we couldn’t be happier with the results, but we have made a decision to postpone the album release until 2016.

While our initial plan had been to release this fall, we’re now in discussions about a potential distribution deal.  If this deal comes together, it will give us the opportunity to get the album heard by so many more people, sold through so many more outlets, and to give it the attention we feel it deserves.  As hard it is to wait, we’re asking our supporters to be patient as we see this through – to give this album the best possible release and set it up for success.  While details are still coming together, we know that it will be released sometime in early 2016.

Thank you for your support, patience, understanding. . .  (and – excitement! : )

Much love to you all.

Thanks To You – We Are Fully Funded


We are honored, humbled, blessed, relieved, thrilled and most of all grateful to each and every one of you who has helped us reach our funding goal for this new album!! Words can’t really describe how much your support means to us.

You can still pre-order our new album ‘HOME’ by visiting the Pledge Music website here.

We’re so grateful that you have continued on this journey with us.  Thank you so very much for your support, generosity, and LOVE.











Thankfully Yours,

Erin, Randall, TJ, Jon, Dan, and Jamie.

New Album! Join Us On Our Journey!


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Hello Friends and Family!!


We’re working on a NEW ALBUM in 2015! We are incredibly excited to bring you this new music and we are certain this will be our best album yet!  Working with Los Angeles-based producer, Jamie Candiloro (REM, Ryan Adams & The Cardinals, Willie Nelson and many more), we are heading back into the studio in March.


We’ve just launched a PledgeMusic Campaign to fund the upcoming album; please join us on this exciting journey, get in on exclusives that will only be available for the next 60 days, and help us bring these songs into the world!


WATCH THE VIDEO IN THE LINK BELOW and read all about all the ways you can join us – including just simply pre-ordering the CD so you’ll be the first to hear it!



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