(It hasn’t been that long ago that Bob thought: Maybe Raggedy Edge needs a blog, some place to write about stuff that doesn’t get lost in a timeline or maybe doesn’t fit anywhere else. And so “Raggedy Edge and the Littlest Big Band Blogs” has been released into the world.)
The former plays house concerts, wine bars, restaurants, listening rooms, festivals, the occasional pub, grocery stores, flea markets, and private parties. We prefer listening venues, like in libraries, for instance, places where folks come to listen to the music, a bit of a necessity with our originals since it hasn’t been played a zillion times on the radio. Not that that’s a bad thing.
The latter entity plays songs from the 20s through the 50s mostly, Frank Sinatra, Doris Day type stuff that formed the bedrock of modern music, back when radio and live bands were the big things to do. Before Internet, television even. We intersperse a smattering of these tunes into our Raggedy Edge lists, and play them exclusively for retirement homes, assisted and independent living communities. For the people who grew up closely with those tunes.
So, in this blog, we’ll write about each of the shows from time to time, post pictures of events (when we remember to take them–we’re getting better at it).
“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
“Melody, harmony and story are what music is all about for me and you have it.”
~ 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! 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