Michael Martin, apart from being a long-time friend of The Scene and patron of the arts in Muncie, is the creative force behind the Michael Martin Band — a gritty Americana group with with Irish folk and country influences. Their high energy performances, two of which are captured here, is the driving force behind a repertoire of originals and familiar covers, all performed with authenticity and roots-based soul.
“Root Hog’s sound can best be defined as ‘Cosmic Americana’, a term coined to represent key elements of American roots music forms and psychedelic rock & roll twisted together and packaged in a no-frills and honest manner. The band is dedicated to reviving live, original music for everyone giving their audiences a ‘feel-good’ vibe that tingles from your head to your toes and brings a smile to your face.”
“Led by dynamic and 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 word rhythms stirred with a Celtic fiddler’s bow.”