BRIEF BIO: Raggedy Edge is a Singer-Songwriter team whose Original Music ranges from country to rock, folk to blues, modern pop to American standards. Their family-friendly show highlights musical artistry, tight harmonies, and upbeat tunes. Americana Music with a Modern Folk Twist.
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Americana Folk Rock Singer Songwriters
Mix the smooth, powerful vocals of Lynn Perdzock with the laid-back wildness of Bob Farley's guitar playing, add songwriting skills honed in the folk rock tradition of the Byrds and Carole King, modernized with touches of David Bowie and Jason Mraz, and tempered with the self-awareness of Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald, and you begin to grasp the place in music that Raggedy Edge aspires to attain.
The husband-wife team has traversed much of the country with their original brand of modern Americana Folk Rock music, successfully mixing American Standards, Blues, Country, Jazz, Swing, Bluegrass, and Pop.
Usually a duo, around their hometown of Dayton, Ohio, they can add an acoustic bass player and/or a djembe percussion player, allowing them to increase their high energy groove without getting too loud.
Their original music has been released on three Raggedy Edge CDs, a solo CD by Bob, a solo CD by Lynn, a 5-song EP, and a 4-song EP.
Bob sometimes adds special effects pedals to his acoustic guitar (or sometimes it's a ukulele or mandolin), multiplying the sonic landscape he can produce. With or without pedals, the couple paints a vivid picture behind every song they perform.
Wondering what others say? Read on.
"These guys are like Mel Torme meets Van Halen."
~Jim Coughlin, producer/musician
"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
"We very much enjoyed hosting Raggedy Edge for our backyard concert. My friends were enthralled to have two such great performers who had a real story to tell through their music! The setting was beautiful as it was my own backyard and my guests all had a great time. It really added a new element to entertaining at home!"
~ K. Coughlin, Fort Myers, Florida
"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 was tapping feet or bobbing heads. Everyone has commented to me about how much they enjoyed the experience."
~ A. Adams, Venice, Florida
"Raggedy Edge (Lynn Perdzock and Bob Farley) are a talented musical duo that played at the Yellow Springs Community Library. Our audience enjoyed their skills as musicians as well as their family friendly and varied repertoire. I would highly recommend them as a wonderful addition to any library program."
~Tricia Gelmini, Director of Events, Yellow Springs Community Library, Yellow Springs OH
"I loved seeing you guys Thursday night! Great musicians and fun and relaxed stage presence!"
~ Mark Reinemann, Program Coordinator, Mary L. Cook Library, Waynesville OH
"We very much enjoyed hosting Raggedy Edge for our backyard concert. My friends were enthralled to have two such great performers who had a real story to tell through their music! My guests all had a great time. It really added a new element to entertaining at home!"
~ Kathleen C., Ft. Myers, FL
"Raggedy Edge's first CD, With You, contains original folk songs that speak from life experiences. There is an honesty prevalent in the songs...and a slant for humor in some of the lyrics with clever plays on words."
~ Curtis Alley, independent musician, producer
"Raggedy Edge was very well received at Keystone Woods Community in Springfield MA., today...everyone loved them. Thanks for a great performance!"
~ Patricia Gelinas, Activities Director, Keystone Woods, Springfield MA
"Thank you so much for your Raggedy Edge music performance. The residents really enjoyed it and I hope you visit us again."
~ Erica Costello, Albuquerque, NM