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Raggedy Edge is originals-heavy, meant for adventurous music lovers who prefer upbeat, coffee shop folk rock acoustic music that comes in limitless styles and varieties. Touches of international flavor, folk rock blues country, even a bit of jazz and bluegrass now and then.
Raggedy Edge crowds like a touch of banter, good-natured fun, keeping to the sunny side of life, thinking the best of themselves and the people around them. They know that energy creates energy, so whether it's a quiet group listening intently and appreciating each word of every song, or a noisy crowd enjoying their evening out talking with friends and family and having a good time, Bob and Lynn feed off and return the energy of the setting.
Believing that everyone needs to hear all sorts of music, Raggedy Edge regularly dives into a mix of covers by the likes of Jason Mraz, Bare Naked Ladies, Iris Dement, Kate Wolf, Eric Clapton, and even Frank Sinatra and Doris Day. So you'll have a chance at most Raggedy Edge shows to sing out loud something you've heard all your life, now and then, most likely.
Listening Rooms and House Concerts
"Raggedy Edge band [brings] a very entertaining show featuring folk rock, country and Americana. They are truly professional musicians and singers."
~Ron Ackerman, Music Director, Xenia Area Community Theater, Xenia, OH
"My friends were enthralled to have two such great performers who had a real story to tell through their music! It really added a new element to entertaining at home!"
~K. Coughlin, House Concert Host, Fort Myers, FL
"We loved the intimacy of the performance, the banter between songs, the type of music you played, and being able to actually meet and talk with you after the set. Everyone has commented to me about how much they enjoyed the experience."
~A. Adams, House Concert Host, Venice, FL
"Vail Public Library hosted Raggedy Edge last month [September 2019] for the first time and they were phenomenal! Bob and Lynn were lively, engaging and oh so talented. We look forward to hosting them again next year!"
~Lori Ann Barnes, Town Librarian, Vail Library, Vail, CO
"[Raggedy Edge's] combination of musicianship, expressive vocals (great enunciation), and engaging storytelling put a smile on our audience's faces. One woman said, 'I entered the room feeling 83 and left feeling 23.' You can't get any better recommendation than that!"
~Debe Dockins | Community Outreach and Development Coordinator, Washington-Centerville Public Library, Centerville, OH
"Raggedy Edge has performed at our library a couple of times, and they are so easy to work with. They're always prepared and professional, but even more than that, the public loves them!"
~Sue Shay, Adult Programming, Washington-Centerville Public Library, Centerville, OH
"I would highly recommend Raggedy Edge as a wonderful addition to any library program."
~Tricia Gelmini, (former) Director of Events, Yellow Springs Community Library, Yellow Springs OH
"Great musicians and fun and relaxed stage presence!"
~Mark Reinemann, Program Coordinator, Mary L. Cook Library, Waynesville, OH
Wineries, Cafes & Restaurants
"You brought such a positive feeling to the winery. Loved your energy!"
~Dana Waldron, owner, Powell Village Winery Tasting Room, Powell, OH
"It doesn't get much better or more professional than these two talented musicians."
~Bill Skvarla, Owner, winemaker, Harmony Hill Vineyards, Bethel, OH
"Raggedy Edge plays a great mix of originals and Americana style folk & soft rock covers. Always entertaining."
~Mike Sabin, proprietor, BellHOP Cafe, Bellbrook, OH
"...your singing and playing are stronger than most things I hear regularly..."
"...clearly you can write a song."
"...you can write a strong song."
"...you have really good prosody to the lyric."
"...'You Would Be Mine' stands out as the strongest of what I've heard before."
"The musical vibe is cool, with a really fun groove with a unique style."
"['Home to Waikiki' has a] very memorable hook! Very strong and descriptive lyric. Your writing really put me right there in your story!"
~various Nashville Songwriters Association International reviewers
"Melody, harmony and story are what music is all about for me and they have it. They remind me of Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings."
~Art Casci, singer/guitarist
"Raggedy Edge original songs speak from life experiences, with a slant for humor and clever plays on words."
~Curtis Alley, independent musician, producer, Fairborn, OH
"These guys are like Mel Torme meets Van Halen."
~Jim Coughlin, producer/musician
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4 Starters Coffee Cafe, Beavercreek, Ohio
49 West Coffeehouse Winebar Gallery, Annapolis, Maryland
A Taste of Wine, Middletown, Ohio
Amazing Grace Vineyard, Chazy, New York
Ambiance Wine Bar Cafe, Springboro, Ohio
Armitage Wine Lounge & Cafe, Tucson, Arizona
Arthur's Market, Schenectady, New York
Back Porch Draft House, Temple, Texas
Beans 'n' Cream, Cedarville, Ohio
Bella Vino Wine Merchant and Bar, Springboro, Ohio
Bella Vino Wine Merchant and Bar, West Chester, Ohio
BellHOP Cafe, Bellbrook, Ohio
Brandeberry Winery, Enon, Ohio
Bruning's Wine Cellar, Beavercreek, Ohio
BT Hoagies, Columbus, Ohio
Butler County Memorial Park, Hamilton, Ohio
Caddy's Tap House, Beavercreek, Ohio
Caesar Creek Flea Market, Wilmington, Ohio
Canal Street Tavern, Dayton, Ohio
Centerville-Washington Township Americana Festival, Centerville, Ohio
Chrissy's Tavern, Naples, Florida
Clifton Gorge Music and Arts Festival, Clifton, Ohio
Clifton Opera House, Clifton, Ohio
Crosskeys Tavern, Chillicothe, Ohio
Cuvee Wine Bar and Cellar, Bellbrook, Ohio
Dock at Water, Chillicothe, Ohio
Dominique's Bistro and Bar, Oakwood, Ohio
Elk Creek Vineyards, Owenton, Kentucky
Expressions Coffee House, Fairborn, Ohio
Fairborn Senior Center, Fairborn, Ohio
Federal House Bar and Grille, Annapolis, Maryland
Flipnotics Coffee House, Austin, Texas
Gameday Grille & Patio, Waynesville, Ohio
General Denver Hotel, Wilmington, Ohio
George's Corner, St. George, Utah
Grace Vineyard Church, Dayton, Ohio
Greene, Beavercreek, Ohio
Harmony Hill Vineyard, Bethel, Ohio
Heather's Coffee and Cafe, Springboro, Ohio
Higher Grounds, East Hampton, Connecticut
Hobart Art Fair, Troy, Ohio
Holland Hotel, Alpine, Texas
Hotel Gallery, Tipp City, Ohio
J. King's Steak & Seafood Restaurant, Gambrills, Maryland
Java Cabana, Memphis, Tennessee
Jazz Central, Dayton, Ohio
Joe's Java, Wilmington, Ohio
Kaleidoscope-WYSO Radio-91.3, Yellow Springs, Ohio
Kazimierz World Wine Bar, Scottsdale, Arizona
Lady Buck Saloon, New Marshfield, Ohio
Laleure Vineyards, Parkman, Ohio
Lightnin' Salvage, Gainesville, Florida
Mary L. Cook Public Library, Waynesville, Ohio
Murphy's Irish Pub & Grille, Centerville, Ohio
Nervous Nellie's, Fort Myers, Florida
Normandy UMC, Centerville, Ohio
Ohio State Fair, Columbus, Ohio
OinkADoodleMoo & Brew, Miamisburg, Ohio
Old Arcana New American Restaurant, Arcanum, Ohio
Page Springs Cellars, Cornville, Arizona
Pete's Corner Pub, Jackson, Ohio
Plain Folk Cafe, Pleasant Plain, Ohio
Potbelly Sandwich Shop, Annapolis, Maryland
Powell Village Winery, Powell, Ohio
Purple Fiddle, Thomas, West Virginia
Sam's on the Waterfront, Annapolis, Maryland
Second Saturday Street Faire, Waynesville, Ohio
Sobo Cafe, Baltimore, Maryland
Spinoza's Gourmet Pizza and Salads, Beavercreek, Ohio
Spirited Goat Coffee House, Yellow Springs, Ohio
St. Helen's Spring Festival, Riverside, Ohio
Submarine House, Centerville, Ohio
Sugarcreek Township Farmers Market, Centerville, Ohio
Taffy's, Eaton, Ohio
Talon Wines, Lexington, Kentucky
Teavolve Cafe, Baltimore, Maryland
Texas Heritage Vineyard, Fredericksburg, Texas
Third Sundays Dayton, Dayton, Ohio
Tiffin Kiwanis Club, Tiffin, Ohio
Tipp City First Friday Concert, Tipp City, Ohio
Tipp Roller Mill, Tipp City, Ohio
Treasure Aisles Flea Market, Monroe, Ohio
Tropics, Kettering, Ohio
TwentyFive Main, St. George, Utah
Two Rivers Steak and Fish House, Pasadena, Maryland
Tye Preston Memorial Library, Canyon Lake, Texas
Unc's Patio, Chagrin Falls, Ohio
Uncle Buck’s, New Marshfield, Ohio
Village Idiot Pub, Cocoa, Florida
Vino Loco, Flagstaff, Arizona
Washington County Fair, Hurricane, Utah
Washington Twp Rec Center, Dayton, Ohio
Washington-Centerville Library, Centerville, Ohio
We Care Arts, Kettering, Ohio
Whistle Stop Opry, Xenia, Ohio
Whole Foods Market, Centerville, Ohio
Yellow Springs Street Fair, Yellow Springs, Ohio
Zion Brew Pub, Springdale, Utah
Zion Canyon Farmers Market, Springdale, Utah
The term “raggedy edge” came from a science fiction movie about space travelers making a living on the fringes of the universe—what they called “the raggedy edge.” In a way, we’re like those space travelers, except we’re making our living playing our kind of music on the fringes of the music industry. That’s our “Raggedy Edge.”