THE RAGBIRDS DRUM CLINIC AND CONCERT at The Good Work Collective
HAND DRUM CLINIC & DRUM CIRCLE with Randall Moore of The Ragbirds: $15, Doors at 6:00 p.m., Workshop at 6:30 p.m.
Randall will discuss and demonstrate the fundamentals of hand drumming, proper hand technique, and African rhythms. A fully participatory and immersive experience, with each participant getting a drum to play, these workshops are suitable for all ages and abilities and help build confidence, improve concentration, focus and listening skills and foster team building and community growth.
Randall Moore is the percussionist and founding member of the internationally touring world-folk rock music group The Ragbirds, and has been professionally playing, teaching, studying and recording world percussion for over fifteen years. Randall is an experienced teacher and drum circle facilitator known for his kind, humble and knowledgeable teaching style accessible to students of all ages and experience. He has also been building and repairing all manner of hand drums for over fifteen years, and is one of the most highly regarded drum makers and "drum mechanics" in the Midwest.
CONCERT: $15, Doors at 8:00 p.m., Show at 8:30 p.m.
DRUM CLINIC + CONCERT: $25
First come, first seated. Standing room also available.
All ages | General Admission | Ages 3 & under are FREE (Kids are welcome to come, but please know that it is important to provide a quiet and intimate space for the musician and for the audience. Thank you!)
Remember, all funds gathered support the musicians, The Good Work Collective and SPACE.
The Good Work Collective is a think/do all-arts gallery space where community ideas, grass roots projects, brainstorm sessions, and creative concepts have an opportunity to come to life. This space is the culmination of the dreams of Porterhouse Productions - a space where YOU are welcome.
SPACE = Sound and Personal Audio for Community Events. Through SPACE, we are able to provide sound equipment for free or for a reduced fee to non-profit organizations, musicians, artists, and community events.
ABOUT THE RAGBIRDS (www.theragbirds.com)
Led by dynamic, energetic front woman and multi-instrumentalist Erin Zindle, The Ragbirds utilize an arsenal of instruments from around the world. The Ragbirds are a fusion of folk rock and pop hooks over danceable world rhythms stirred with a Celtic fiddler's bow.
Surrounding Zindle's earthy-sweet voice is the whirlwind of guitarist T.J. Zindle and dynamic bassist Brian Crist, spinning over the world-beat grooves of drummer Loren Kranz and percussionist Randall Moore. Zindle skill- fully switches between violin, mandolin, banjo, accordion, and percussion, all while dancing around the stage, drawing the awe of audiences across the country.
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 Ragbirds were formed in 2005 with the re- lease of Yes Nearby. 2007's world-travel themed Wanderlove was Homegrown Music Network's #1 selling album in the fall of 2008. 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. In 2010, The Ragbirds reached yet another mile- stone in their young careers when they independently marketed and sold their 10,000th album.
The Ragbirds have performed in over 30 states to a tune of 150+ shows a year. Crisscrossing the nation in their converted diesel bus that runs on recycled waste vegetable oil, these festival favorites have performed at Rothbury, 10,000 Lakes, Summer Camp, Ann Arbor Folk Festival, Hookahville, and more, and have shared the stage with Rusted Root, Railroad Earth, Toubab Krewe, Hot Buttered Rum, The Duhks, and many others.
The Good Work Collective (View)
417 S. Union Street
Traverse City, MI 49684