The Ragbirds @ Pisgah Brewing Co. 1-13-2017
For years, “home” was a place The Ragbirds rarely visited. The band’s music — a genre-bending hybrid of indie-pop melodies, global rhythms and songwriting styles influenced from all over the world — was as broad as their audience, which stretched from the group’s hometown of Ann Arbor, Michigan, to the shores of Osaka, Japan (where they scored a Number One pop hot with the song “Book of Matches”). Show by show, in venues ranging from rock clubs and performing arts centers to festivals encompassing everything from bluegrass to electronica, The Ragbirds developed a well-deserved reputation as one of the most dynamic, high-spirited live bands in roots music. This band has shared the stage such acts as The Accidentals, Laith Al-Saadi, Greensky Bluegrass, 311, Big Head Todd & The Monsters, The Verve Pipe, Blues Traveler, Jeff Daniels, Railroad Earth, Rusted Root, The Avett Brothers, The John Butler Trio, Cornmeal, and many others.