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"The Rafters" - Released July 2007

"With the Sun" - Release November 2009

"Tattoo Man" CD Single - Released August 2012

"Breathing Room" - Released December 2012



The Rafters are Dave Fitzgibbons and Miki Bryan a husband and wife duo. Their music focuses on melody and lyrics over a blend of pop/folk influences. Their songs are snap shots into their lives, their loves, and those things which make us all human. Themes can range from fears for a brother going off to war, dealing with a loved ones difficult medical news, to learning the beauty of a growing family. Weaving through and tying the music together are the threads of hope.

Meeting in college at UMASS Lowell some 20 years ago, they had a few things to take care of before coming together musically. Date for 7 years, get married (13 years and going…), buy a house, have a kid, start a band, have more kids… They love music and still like CDs and the artwork more than MP3s. If albums were around that would be even better. They have gone to 100’s of concerts together, from Barry Manilow to Lori McKenna, the Neighborhoods to Bon Jovi, Ani, Wheat, U2, friends shows, and of course the Indigo Girls (70+ shows alone!)

They have opened for such National acts as The Laws, Michelle Malone and Lori Mckenna. The Rafters have been a Main Stage act at the Wachusett Valley Folk Festival 2010 & 2012 headlined by Joan Osborne, Gandalf Murphy and John Gorka. Acoustic for Autism added “Every Mile” to the A4A compilation. Other contributing artists included Chris Trapper (Push Stars), Kris Delmhorst and Elizabeth Lorrey. They have played the Lowell Folk Fesitval, Headlined the prestigious Bull Run in Shirley, MA, and the Wachusett Music series. Had the honor of kicking off Boston’s Pride 2011. The Rafters have been chosen as the featured music artist on the NECN Morning show sound track segment.

They released their debut CD "The Rafters" in 2007 working with famed producer Lorne Entress. In August of 2009 completed their second CD “With the Sun” which was mastered by Grammy award winning engineer Mark Donahue. They record their songs in the basement between the noise of the furnace, running water, and the kids. On December 1, 2012 released their third CD "Breathing Room" to a sold out crowd at the Shirley Town Hall.

The Rafters are currently spending the early part of 2013 in rehearsals working on new music for their run of live shows in the upcoming year.