Bryan Ranney. Not A Ukulele.

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'Not A Ukulele' Tour: SF Bay Area

The Stork Club, 2330 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, CA

Bryan Ranney (STL, MO) Fellow Wolf (SF, CA) The Elegant Bachelors (Bllomington, IN) The Sweet Divide (Oakland, CA)

Tell your friends to get there early; Bryan kicks off the evening at 8pm with a special solo performance.

$7 Admission. 21+

LifeBridge Partnership Happy Hour w/ Bryan Ranney

John D. McGurk's , 1200 Russell Blvd., Saint Louis, MO

Happy Hour sponsored by the LifeBridge Young Professional Board.

Grab some friends and enjoy an evening of drinks, appetizers, listening to live music, and meeting new people. LifeBridge’s Young Professional Board conducts four happy hours each year to promote the mission of LifeBridge.

Live Music by Bryan Ranney (

Purchase a $10 wristband for appetizers and discounted drinks. Wristbands are sold the evening of the Happy Hour at McGurk’s by the Young Professional Board.

A raffle for various prizes will be conducted. Tickets are $5 each or five for $20.

Funds that are raised support LifeBridge’s efforts to provide programs to children and adults with physical and/or intellectual disabilities.

Homecoming Party @ Venice Cafe

Venice Cafe, 1903 Pestalozzi, Saint Louis, MO 63118

Homecoming Party @ Venice Cafe.

Let’s show some Venice Cafe School Spirit!

Wear your letterman jacket. Bring out your pom-poms. Squeeze into that old prom dress. Who has the mascot costume?

Athletes: Dress out for cheerleading & football.

Nerds: This may be the night you finally lose your virginity.

Goths: You do you.

Chaperones: NOT ALLOWED!

We will be CROWNING a Homecoming King and Queen, so DRESS TO IMPRESS!

The big game kicks off this Saturday at 9pm w/ Bryan Ranney & The Makeout Under The Bleachers Band.

21+ $5 Admission.

The Ragbirds + Bryan Ranney

The Bootleg at Atomic Cowboy, 4140 Manchester Ave., Saint Louis, MO 63110

7:00pm (Doors); 8:00pm (Show) / $8 (Adv); $10 (DOS) / 21+

The Ragbirds

Hook-laden pop with a kaleidoscopic array of worldly influences, The Ragbirds exhibit a gleeful disregard for contemporary folk-rock convention. The group is clearly built around the multi-talented Erin Zindle, who is not only the singer and songwriter, but is proficient in a variety of stringed instruments. This classically trained violinist can aptly pluck the eight-stringed mandolin, wield a wild accordion, and rock the banjo while maintaining lead vocals. Surrounding Zindle's earthy-sweet voice is the whirlwind of a guitarist T.J. Zindle, superb bassist Dan Jones, drummer Jon Brown, and standout percussionist Randall Moore.

After seven years of averaging nearly 175 shows a year, all over America; Ann Arbor, Michigan based world-beat-folk-rockers The Ragbirds finally took a break from touring in late summer 2013 to celebrate the birth of Aviva, daughter of front-woman Erin Zindle and percussionist Randall Moore.

In March 2015, the band spent two full weeks recording their fifth studio album with Grammy nominated producer Jamie Candiloro (Ryan Adams & The Cardinals, R.E.M., Willie Nelson). The project, which was successfully funded on April 8 via fan campaign website, has a release date of early 2016.

Showing no signs of slowing down, The Ragbirds (with baby Aviva and nanny in tow!) continue to spread their unique blend of enthusiastic folk rock and world beat Americana all over the United States and beyond, and will be returning to concert venues and festivals stages all over the country this year and for many years to come.


Bryan Ranney

Mandolinist and singer, Bryan Ranney has spent the last year traveling across the country on the ‘Not A Ukulele’ Tour, selling-out venues, winning media attention, and delighting listeners with his catchy, original brand of alternative-folk music. Ranney leads a band of skilled improvisors, a band he likes so much that he named it after himself. Brought up in the hard-knock Saint Louis music scene, each member is a fine representative of the vibrant, melting-pot, americana-culture of acoustic blues, hippie-bluegrass, and river-town roots music that pervades the region. A truly gifted performer, Ranney seduces his audience with simple melodies, beautiful phrasing and a hypnotic groove. The characters that inhabit his songs can be dark and complex, but the poetry that renders them is genuine and unembellished. In concert, Bryan Ranney will warm your heart and leave you buzzing long after the final applause.

'Not A Ukulele' Tour: NOLA

Circle Bar, 1032 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70130

'Not A Ukulele' Tour: New Orleans, LA

Bryan Ranney is celebrating the 'Not A Ukulele'-ness of mandolins everywhere on his 2015 tour. He is singing original songs and winning fans the way an indie musician does: with stickers and t-shirts.

The building at 1032 St. Charles Ave., has a history as interesting as its current look. One of the oldest structures on Lee Circle, it was built around 1883, replacing an antebellum frame house. Its unique look comes from the various periods of architectural styles - including Greek Revival, Italianate, Second Empire and late Victorian - all joined together to create a look unlike any other.

One of its earliest uses was as the office of Dr. Elizabeth Magus Cohen, who wasn't only the first female physician in New Orleans but also the first woman licensed to practice medicine in Louisiana. After graduating from the Female Medical College of Pennsylvania, Dr. Cohen came to New Orleans in 1857. Though she was faced with recurring epidemics of smallpox and typhoid and yellow fevers, she was known as one of New Orleans' leading surgeons. At the end of her 30-year career, she claimed that she never lost a patient during surgery.

'Not A Ukulele' Tour: NOLA

Kerry Irish Pub, 331 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA

'Not A Ukulele' Tour: New Orleans, LA

With Special Guests: The One Tailed Three

Bryan Ranney is celebrating the 'Not A Ukulele'-ness of mandolins everywhere on his 2015 tour. He is singing original songs and winning fans the way an indie musician does: with stickers and t-shirts.

The Kerry Irish Pub is known as one of the few truly neighborhood bars in the French Quarter. We not only boast the best pint of Guinness in the French Quarter, but also serve up an exciting, eclectic assortment of musical talent seven nights a week.

'Not A Ukulele' Tour: NOLA

Neutral Ground Coffeehouse, 5110 Danneel Street , New Orleans, LA 70115

'Not A Ukulele' Tour: New Orleans, LA

Bryan Ranney is celebrating the 'Not A Ukulele'-ness of mandolins everywhere on his 2015 tour. He is singing original songs and winning fans the way an indie musician does: with stickers and t-shirts.

"Somewhere between the good and the bad, with a pocket full of good music and strange folks, lies the Neutral Ground in all it's heavenly glory."

Bryan Ranney & Adam Andrews at Peers Store

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Peers Store, 19 Concord Hill Rd, Marthasville, MO 63357

Peers Store: Every weekend in September and October, the newly-renovated Peers Store will be open to celebrate the 25th Birthday of the Katy Trail. Come visit us on the Katy Trail, listen to live music, and see the artwork and photography that the Missouri River Valley inspires.

CreeFest 3

Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Ave, St. Louis, MO 63118

noon-midnight. 12 bands. 2 stages. Food. Drinks. Festivities. $10. All ages.

Cree Rider Family Band 10:30pm-midnight (main stage) Grace Basement 9:30pm-10:15pm (main stage) Nick Dittmeier & the Sawdusters (Indiana) 8:30pm-9:15pm Auset Music Project 7:30pm-8:15pm (main stage) Sweetdeluxe (NOLA) 7pm-7:30pm (porch stage) Salisbury 6:15pm-7pm (main stage) The Riverside Wanderers 5:45pm-6:15pm (porch stage) CharFlies 5pm-5:45pm (main stage) The Bottlesnakes 4:30-5pm (porch stage) Les Gruff and the Billy Goat 3:45-4:30pm (main stage) Mt. Thelonious 3pm-3:45pm (porch stage) School of Rock St. Louis 1pm-3pm (main stage)

emcee'd by Bryan Ranney

Bryan Ranney at Tower Grove Farmer's Market

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Tower Grove Park, 4256 Magnolia Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110

Music begins at 10 a.m. each Saturday and runs till noon. As always, the music is free and family friendly.

Twangfest presents: GadellNet Saturday Sessions at the Tower Grove Farmers’ Market

The tradition of live, acoustic music continues at the Tower Grove Farmers’ Market this season with the announcement of a new, free concert series, sponsored by GadellNet, an IT consulting firm based in St. Louis, and presented by Twangfest. Additional sponsors of the series include Kuva Coffee , the Riverfront Times, RFT Music Showcase, Commerce Bank, St. Louis Public Radio, the Regional Arts Commission, and the Tower Grove Farmers’ Market.

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Album Release Concert SPECIAL OFFER! 

Tickets are NOW ON SALE for the Changing the Locks Album Release Concert on September 29th at OFF BROADWAY! 

This is going to be a very special, one-of-a-kind event. (I have plans to do things at this show that will literally NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN.) 

I am so grateful for your huge support throughout my LOVE & CONNECTION project! 

As a gesture of gratitude, I have been working with the wonderful folks at OFF BROADWAY to put together an exclusive reward for YOU, my biggest supporters and loved ones: 

Purchase your tickets online BEFORE Friday, September 8th at 9:29pm 

Everyone who purchases before the deadline will receive: 

1. A FREE autographed concert poster; and 
2. An invitation to the meet & greet PRE-PARTY with Bryan on the day of the show; and 
3. EARLY ACCESS to the venue for the BEST SEATS 

SEATING IS LIMITED and will very likely SELL OUT before the day of show, so if you would like a seated ticket, please BUY YOUR TICKETS TODAY and select the “SEATED” ticket option.