The Rafters are Dave Fitzgibbons and Miki Bryan a husband and wife acoustic-pop-folk duo. Their music focuses on melody and lyrics evoking feelings of hope and nostalgia to simpler times. Meeting in college at UMASS Lowell, they had a few things to take care of before coming together musically. After 60+ Indigo Girls concerts, ten years of marriage, a daughter, a second on the way, and many road trips later, the Rafters were born. Some Rafter highlights: 2006 June 2nd First show @ the Groton Stage Coach 2006 July 20th Appear on WUML 91.5 Sunrise program 2006 July 29th Headline @ the Old Court Lowell, Folk Festival 2007 March 28th Rafters second baby girl born...Tilly Rose! 2007 July 28th 'The Rafters' CD is released. 11-songs, mastered by Grammy Award winning engineer Mark Donahue, 'Helicopter' produced by Lorne Entress (Lori McKenna, Mark Erelli, Catie Curtis). 2007 Aug. 25th Perform @ the Viva La Vinal Folk Festival 2007 Sept. 23rd Featured act at the 125th Bolton Fair 2008 March 8th The Rafters play at the prestigious Lancaster Coffeehouse Concert series! 2008 April 21st Featured artist -MAY 2008 for cable TV music program 'Local Music Rocks' 2008 July 5th Open for national artist Michelle Malone! 2008 Aug. 10th Perform at the 2008 Nashua River Valley Folk Festival. Headlining acts: Richie Havens & Lori McKenna 2008 Sept. 26th Perform @ the famed Bull Run in Shirley MA. The Rafters finish out 2008 with a second appearance at the Bull Run in Shirley. They will take the winter of 2009 to complete their 2nd CD due out in May of 2009.