Ann Arbor Summer Festival – Top of the Park
We’re very excited to get back to Ann Arbor for one of our favorite summer traditions, playing at Top of the Park. This year we’re excited to welcome some of our closest friends for a “The Ragbirds and Friends” show on Friday June 21st. Please join us as we welcome Dick Siegel, Laith Al Saadi, Ross Huff (The Macpodz), Dan Piccolo (Nomo), our friends from Appleseed Collective, and more!
Ebird & Friends Kids Show
The Ragbirds are pleased to announce the 1st Annual “Ebird & Friends Kids Show!” at the Ark in Ann Arbor on Saturday, May 11th. The show will include music by The Ragbirds joined by members of The MacPodz. Featured artists include Dick Siegel, Chris Buhalis, Jim Roll, Brant Losinski (Rootstand), Chris Good (The Funky Farmer), The Understorey, Diana Ladio (Moxie Strings), and more. With comedienne Shelly Smith as the MC, it will be an afternoon of music, dancing and silliness.
When Erin & Randall discovered they were pregnant with their first child they were overjoyed. As musicians who make their living from touring the US (they average 150 shows a year), they realized it was time to think of rooting down in the community, and branching out in new ways. Working with children seemed like a natural extension of their musical journey and they decided to reach out to their Ann Arbor musical family to join in the fun.
Erin has always had a deep fondness for the songs of her childhood. Since 2008 it has become a yearly tradition for The Ragbirds to present a unique, family-friendly holiday show called “Ebird & Friends”. The songs and artists change from year to year, but the spirit of the event is community and the shows consistently sell out.
In “Ebird & Friends Kids Show” she will draw on these roots and use her creative energy to bring new life to childhood favorites with the help of her many talented musical guests. Kids and adults alike will be entertained by this collaborative performance of new and old songs.
Pre-sale tickets are available online at www.theark.org and at The Ark box office. Doors open at 12:30pm show starts at 1:00pm. Tickets are $10. A second performance of the show will be on Sunday, December 12th at The Hartland Music Hall in Hartland, MI.
Erin & Randall Are Expecting
We are excited to share with you some very big news! Erin and Randall will be having a baby this summer! Erin is just about 20 weeks pregnant and the baby is expected on August 20th. She’s been trying to hide the baby bump under cute dresses for the last few weeks, but the rumors have already been flying. So it’s time to make it public – starting, as always with you, our fans, friends, supporters and family.
Read Erin’s Story in Her Own Words
“They say it’s natural for pregnant women to turn inward: to begin nurturing and nesting with every waking thought and moment. Who am I to blow against the wind? You haven’t heard a lot from me in the last few months because everything I write lately revolves around the biggest thing on my mind and I wasn’t ready to share it with the world until now.”
Read More at www.ebirdsays.wordpress.com