The modern folk-pop duo of Miki and Dave Fitzgibbons met in college and have been playing shows all over the Northeast US ever since. Miki’s compelling lead vocals and thoughtfully crafted lyrics are backed by husband Dave’s atmospheric guitar and vocal harmonies. Their latest EP “Departing”, (produced and mixed by Crit Harmon) was preceded by 3 self-produced CD’s and one LIVE CD.
"Departing" is defined as: to leave, typically in order to start a journey. In releasing "Departing" The Rafters have begun their journey into a new musical space built on a modern pallet of sound. Working with acclaimed producer Crit Harmon, Crit has started The Rafters on a path of finding the sonic voice within the music
"The Rafters songs are about real people and real things" Scott Alarik - Folk Writer - Boston Globe, Sing Out
“Miki’s voice is simply a pleasure to listen to, regardless of the lyric - the tone is enveloping, authentic and without pretense, and that’s rare. It’s a voice that is comfortable saying profound things.” Lorne Entress - Producer - Drummer
2016 was a year of opportunity for The Rafters as they were chosen as an emerging artist at Falcon Ridge Folk Festival in Hillsdale, New York. They also performed at Massachusetts Day at The Big E and The New England Acoustic Music Festival in Putnam, CT.
Bringing in the year 2017, The Rafters performed at First Night Worcester receiving a standing ovation for their set.
The Rafters have shared the stage with well-known names such as Amy Ray (Indigo Girls), Joan Osborne, Lori McKenna, and Meika Pauley. With big showcases and a new recording on the horizon, The Rafters have departed and are well into their journey…