About Raggedy Edge
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US-based recording and touring singer-songwriter duo Raggedy Edge makes music that takes listeners on a ride among country, rock, folk, blues, smooth jazz, and American standards, along with a few unexplored realms. Live shows are filled with family-friendly fun, harmonies, musicianship, and creativity. Music lovers who seek positive, upbeat messages in their musical entertainment will get just that, plus lots of variety and surprises.
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Singer-songwriters Bob Farley and Lynn Perdzock believe their songs and music offer an upbeat, positive listening alternative. The duo have written, recorded and performed nationwide, bringing their own brand of folk rock music to thousands. From love songs (of course) to cautionary tales of planetary survival, their music delves into their feelings for each other and the world around them.
Both Lynn and Bob began their musical journeys as children playing guitar and singing to various folk singers, rock bands, and even classic spirituals. When a chance encounter at an open mic in Ohio brought them together, they soon found out they both wanted to make their solo shows into duo shows. After a couple of rehearsals, they decided to combine their varied styles and abilities to become Raggedy Edge, a place where many kinds of music exist in harmony and peace, past, present, and future.
Raggedy Edge serves up original songs that span the genres from folk to rock to blues to country, along with a healthy mix of covers by the likes of David Bowie, Harry Styles, Lorde, Bare Naked Ladies, Iris Dement, Kate Wolf, Eric Clapton, and even Frank Sinatra and Doris Day. Their show is comfortable, laid-back, yet pulsating with rhythm and beat.
Listening Rooms and House Concerts
"...very entertaining show featuring folk rock, country and Americana."
~Ron Ackerman, Music Director, Xenia Area Community Theater, Xenia, OH
"It really added a new element to entertaining at home!"
~K. Coughlin, House Concert Host, Fort Myers, FL
"We loved ... being able to actually meet and talk with you after the set."
~A. Adams, House Concert Host, Venice, FL
"...they were phenomenal!"
~Lori Ann Barnes, Town Librarian, Vail Library, Vail, CO
"One woman said, 'I entered the room feeling 83 and left feeling 23.'"
~Debe Dockins | Community Outreach and Development Coordinator, Washington-Centerville Public Library, Centerville, OH
"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
"...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."
~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
Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Mississippi
North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia
New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, Pennsylvania
Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina
Oklahoma, New Mexico, Utah, Kansas
Florida; Maryland, Pennsylvania
North Carolina, South Carolina; Georgia, South Carolina
Georgia, South Carolina
Texas, Tennessee, Kentucky
Kansas, Colorado, Utah
PLACES WE'VE PLAYED
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.”