The Understorey is not booking shows at the moment. Songwriting and focus is key as we enter a new year. Happy 2019 to all our friends, family, and fans!

Past Shows:

Ebird & Friends 10th Anniversary Holiday Show

Thursday - Saturday, December 7-9, 2018
(Appearances by Jess McCumons & Jenny Jones Only)
The Ark
Ann Arbor, MI

The Ark

Supporting 'The War & Treaty'
Thursday, September 21, 2017 @ 8:00pm
Ann Arbor, MI

Earthworks Harvest Gathering

Friday, September 15, 2017 @ 12:00am
Hill Stage
Lake City, MI


The Cabin
Saturday, August 26, 2017 @ 6:30pm
Brooklyn, MI

Otus Supply

Opening for 'The War & Treaty'
Saturday, August 5, 2017 @ 9:00pm (8:00pm Doors)
Ferndale, MI
$12 (Advance); $17 (DOS) // 21+

The Ark's Art Fair Stage

Friday, July 21, 2017 @ 4:30pm
Ann Arbor, MI (corner of Main and William - Palio Parking Lot)

Fountain Point Music Series

Sunday, July 9, 2017 @ 7:30pm
Lake Leelanau, MI
$5 - $10 // ALL AGES

Ann Arbor Summer Festival: Top of the Park

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 @ 7:00pm
Ann Arbor, MI

The Ark

Sharing the night with VOX VIDORRA
Saturday, April 8, 2017 @ 8:00pm
Ann Arbor, MI

Otus Supply

Opening for Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys
Saturday, March 4, 2017 @ 8:00pm
Ferndale, MI

9th Annual Ebird & Friends Holiday Shows

Appearances by Jess McCumons only
December 8-11, 2016
(December 8-10 at The Ark - Ann Arbor; December 11 at Hartland High School)

The Chelsea Alehouse

(Day After Thanksgiving Show!)
Friday, November 25, 2016 @ 8:30pm
Chelsea, MI
FREE, All Ages

Private Charity Event

Saturday, October 15, 2016
Lansing, Michigan

Hollerfest 2016

Saturday, August 27, 2016 @ 5:20pm
Main Stage
Brooklyn, Michigan

Ann Arbor Summer Festival - Top of the Park

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 @ 7:00pm
Ann Arbor, Michigan

The Ragbirds Album Release Party

Opening along with The Appleseed Collective
Friday, March 25, 2016 @ 6:30pm
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Chelsea Alehouse

(Supporting 'The Barbarossa Brothers)

Friday, February 12, 2016 @ 9:00pm
420 N. Main Street; Suite 100; Chelsea, Michigan
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The Ark

wsg:  Misty Lyn
Friday, January 8, 2016 @ 8:00pm
316 S. Main Street; Ann Arbor, Michigan
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- 2015 -

Ebird & Friends Holiday Show (Jess - Solo)

Friday, December 11, 2015 @ 8:00pm
Saturday, December 12, 2015 @ 8:00pm
The Ark - 316 S. Main Street; Ann Arbor, Michigan

Sunday, December 13, 2015 @ 4:00pm
Hartland High School Auditorium - 10635 Dunham Road; Hartland, Michigan
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Private Event

Saturday, November 14, 2015
Michigan State University; Lansing, Michigan

On The Tracks - Duo Show

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 @ 7:00pm (Doors at 6:30pm)
125 Jackson Street; Chelsea, Michigan
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The Loft - Lansing

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 @ 7:00pm
414 E. Michigan Avenue; Lansing, Michigan
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The Ark

Opening for the California Honeydrops
Monday, October 5, 2015 @ 7:30pm
316 S. Main Street; Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Earthwork Harvest Gathering

September 18-20, 2015
4399 N. 7 Mile Road
Lake City, MI  49651
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Hollerfest 2015

Friday, August 21, 2015 @ 7:00pm (Main Stage)
11811 Beech Road; Brooklyn, Michigan
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Water Hill Music Festival

Sunday, May 3, 2015 @ 5pm
1100 block of Miner Street (top of the hill)
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On The Tracks (Duo Show) - Understorey Appearance CANCELLED

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 @ 7:00pm (Doors at 6:30pm); Chelsea, Michigan
Currently working on a reschedule date for 2016

- 2014 -

The Ark

Tuesday, November 25 @ 8:00pm; Ann Arbor, Michigan
Joint Bill with 'COLD TONE HARVEST' for Food Gatherers! TAKE A CHANCE TUESDAY!
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Chelsea Alehouse

Saturday, October 25 @ 8:00pm; Chelsea, Michigan
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Arts, Beats, and Eats

Monday, September 1 @ 4:00pm; Royal Oak, MI
Soaring Eagle Americana Stage


Saturday, August 23 @ 4:45pm; Brooklyn, Michigan


Beckley Park Picnic (Trio Show)

Sunday, July 13th, Time TBD; Ann Arbor, Michigan
Join Us For This River District Tradition!



Saturday, July 12th @ 5:30pm; Grass Lake, Michigan
Eardley Anniversary Bash


GM River Days - Detroit Riverwalk

Saturday, June 21 @ 12:00pm; Detroit, Michigan
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Grove Stage - Ann Arbor Summer Festival

Sunday, June 15th @ 6pm; Ann Arbor, Michigan


Private Events

Friday, June 6th; Ann Arbor, Michigan
Saturday, June 7th; Ann Arbor, Michigan


Lonik Barn Show

Saturday, May 31st
Island Lake Road; Dexter, Michigan


Water Hill Music Festival

Sunday, May 4th @ 2pm
On Miner Street (top of hill)

Woodruff's Farewell Show

April 27th @ 8:45pm; Ypsilanti, Michigan

Private Event

Saturday, March 15th @ 9pm; Ann Arbor, Michigan

Wolverine State Brewing Co

Thursday, March 20th @ 8:30pm; Ann Arbor, Michigan

Chelsea Alehouse

Saturday, January 25th @ 8pm; Chelsea, Michigan

- 2013 -

E-Bird and Friends Holiday Show (2013) for details
December 13th; THE ARK; 8pm
December 15th; 3pm & 7pm


St Joseph Art and Wine Festival



Tip of the Mitt Paddle Fest
September 7th7:15pm Main stage
Cheboygan MI



August 23rd, 24th and 25th in Brooklyn Michigan.

Duo show at the Cabin Sat afternoon

Full band Main Stage Sunday Afternoon

Brooklyn MI


Black Crystal Cafe (Opening for

August 16th at 6:30pm



Chelsea Ale House, Chelsea MI

Aug 3rd7:30pm



July 19th 3:30pm-4:15pm FULL BAND!


Top of the Park- Grove Stage

June 20th 6pm

 (duo show)


Johnny's Speakeasy

  June 15th Ann Arbor, MI (opening for Billy King)


E-Bird and Friends Kids Show 

May 11 - 12:30pm THE ARK

May 12 - 2:30pm Hartland Music Hall


Water Hill Music Festival 

May 5 -  4:00pm



MICROJAMS - Ann Arbor, MI Friday March 1st 2013 

7:30 - 11:00pm

with Graham Parsons & The go Rounds

HOLLEREST Friday August 24th 2012 7:30pm

Second stage wsg/Billy King

Taste of Tilian  Ann Arbor, MI Sat August 18th 2012 

Big City Small World Bakery- May 6th, 2012

Lighthouse Cafe - Milan, MI -Saturday April 14th 2012

MICROJAMS - Ann Arbor, MI Friday March 2nd, 2012

with Jennifer Jones

and Andru Bemis

and Elisabeth Pixley-Fink wsg Samantha Cooper 

CRAZY WISDOM - Ann Arbor, MI Friday September 23rd, 2011 W/Jenny Jones

MARKS CARTS - Ann Arbor, MI Friday September 16th, 2011 

HOLLEREST - Irish Hills, MI Saturday August 27th, 2011 

The Cabin

MARKS CARTS - Ann Arbor, MI July 15th, 2011 

 The Rusty Anchor -Cheboygan MI Friday, July 1, 2011 

Crazy Wisdom W/Spencer Michaud June 24th, 2011

RIVER GALLERY - Chelsea, MI Saturdy October 29th, 2011 

THE NEUTRAL ZONE - Ann Arbor, MI Saturday November 19, 2011 

Me & Ryan EP Release Party

MICROJAMS- Ann Arbor March 4th 2011

Airplane Day Benefit for  Saturday, February 4th, 2011 Foggy Bottom Coffee Shop

Tea Haus- Jan 14th 2011

Sights and Sounds- Chelsea MI August 5, 2010

Shorts Brewery -Bellaire, MI June 5th 2010 (Opener for Ragbirds)

UMMA Commons- Ann Arbor MI Friday May 21st 2010