Fri, Apr 19

Erin Zindle and the Ragbirds

Genre-bending Indie Pop

Led by dynamic, multi-instrumentalist Erin Zindle, The Ragbirds create music that is equally danceable, intelligent and vulnerable. They incorporate indie-pop melodies, global-infused beats, rock guitar riffs and folk sensibilities into a high-energy live show which leaves every listener in a higher place than when it began.

Since 2005, they have gathered and maintained a passionate, grassroots fanbase by reinventing themselves with an ever-evolving sound, while sharing the stage with Brandi Carlile, Rusted Root, Greensky Bluegrass, Birds of Chicago, Lindsay Lou and Billy Strings, just to name a few.

The band has performed in 47 states, winning over crowds at festivals such as: Electric Forest, Summer Camp, Green Room Festival (Yokohama Japan), Ann Arbor Folk Festival, Great Blue Heron, and many more.

The Ragbirds’ albums have received local and national praise, hailed “Highly Impressive!” by USA Today and touted as “astounding international eclecticism” by Reveal Arts. The 2009 international release of “Finally Almost Ready” saw the band invade Japan with the single “Book of Matches” reaching #1 on the charts in Osaka. 2016’s The Threshold & The Hearth debuted at #20 on Billboard Folk Chart and #29 on Top New Artists Chart.


Sammie Hershock

Sammie Hershock is a Michigan-based singer songwriter with songs that catch your ear and grab you by the soul. Classically trained and working as a music teacher for over ten years, Sammie brings a unique depth to her original songs

Since coming onto the songwriters scene in mid 2021 she has pulled people into her sphere quickly. She’s since released an EP and three singles, received a “One-to-Watch” nomination from Nashville Songwriters Association, won the NSAI mid-michigan Chapter Songwriting Contest, and won the hearts of people all over Michigan.

Sammie’s keyboard led performances offer detailed melodic lines- contrasted with lyrics and feelings as grounded and heartfelt as she is.

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Fri, Apr 19
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