A survey of Lansing's musical landscape
This year, the Ten Pound Fiddle turns 40 and WLNZ-FM turns 20. To celebrate, both organizations are co-hosting the “20/40” party at the Avenue Café. Headlining the all-ages show is the Ragbirds, an Ann Arborbased Americana/fusion group. The band, which plays a split set — one at 8 p.m. and another at 10:30 p.m. — is led by vocalist/songwriter Erin Zindle. She plays violin, mandolin, accordion, and banjo while dancing. TJ Zindle (guitar), Randall Moore (percussion), Dan Jones (bass) and drummer Jon Brown round out the band’s lineup. The Ragbirds mixes pop, gypsy, Afro-Cuban, Celtic, Middle Eastern and African and Cajun sounds. Also performing is the Ypsilanti-based Black Jake & The Carnies. The selfproclaimed “Kings of Crabgrass” hit the stage at 9:15 p.m.
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