[INDIE] Fusing rock, pop and folk, Missouri natives The Ragbirds perform at Buffalo Iron Works this Thursday, April 27. The dynamic quintet combines lead vocalist Erin Zindle’s Celtic fiddling and brother TJ Zindle’s acoustic melodizing with the three-piece rhythm section—drummer Jon Brown, percussionist Randall Moore, and bassist Dan Jones—to create a progressive folk sound as diverse as their audience. Forming over 10 years ago, this dynamic collective often borrows from reggae, bluegrass and african percussion to create their unique sound. The band has toured through over 45 states, making appearances at Michigan’s Rothbury Music Festival and New York’s CMJ Music Festival. With their most recent album, The Threshold and The Hearth, released last March and produced over a three year stint, the collective has created a groovier and livelier sound, inspired by Zindle and Moore’s new daughter.