Plain Folk Cafe gig June 15

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Looking forward to returning to the Plain Folk Cafe. Great food and hospitality, mixed with unbeatable house sound and stage make this a favorite of ours, as well as many other famous and world-renouned artists. We feel more famous just being here.

On with the Show

The full Raggedy

Our good friend Scott Stolsenberg captured some good photos and a video of the full band playing at Whistle Stop Opry in Xenia, Ohio the Saturday after Thanksgiving. From left, John Orr, Lynn Perdzock, Bob Farley, Don Winegar Jr.

Our year is quickly coming to a close, with a few venues sprinkled among the rush of senior retirement communities. We get ever closer to that “ultimate” set of music, which does, however, change slightly from time to time, but we must have that. Continue reading “On with the Show”

Lessons from the Greene

It’s John Orr, Lynn Perdzock, Bob Farley, Pat Carine Sr. (special guest), and Don Winegar Jr.

Raggedy Edge and Littlest Big Band Revue had another fun show at the Greene. Thanks to Pat Carrine Sr for adding some banjo and to Holly and Emily for sharing their amazing talents during a break.

Getting out

keillorlaughsIt’s a lot of fun to see your hero. Though I’ve never really thought of Garrison Keillor as a hero, per se, after seeing him be on stage and in the audience for three hours on a chilly, misty night in Kettering, I have to say he does his work. Continue reading “Getting out”

Wonderful week in Wisconsin

Our first trip to Madison, Wisconsin has been a great week of Littlest Big Band music, culminating in a Raggedy Edge house concert, totaling eight shows over four days. The weather has been kind, coolish, and mostly sunny; the clean and foot-friendly downtowns of the various cities that make up the Madison complex have given good reason to gape and gawk unabashedly; and the wooded, natural areas help to bring us back to center. Continue reading “Wonderful week in Wisconsin”

Dangers of distracted disking

During one of our far too few flying disk golf  outings this year, we had a chance to demonstrate the pitfalls of distracted disk golfing.

If you look closely at the picture of Lynn, you’ll see she has her cell phone to her ear, with her attention clearly divided between the conversation on it and her disk launch

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We don’t do sad

Music is a gift we’re blessed to be able to share with many folks, and mostly we tend toward the upbeat and positive natured songs.

Many years ago, the mother of one of my friends listened to some of the songs I was playing then–mostly rock and roll tunes–but they all had downer lyrics. She asked me why all my songs were sad. Honestly, I hadn’t noticed because I was a guitar player and I didn’t listen to much else in the song. What? There are words? A bass player? Drums? Sheesh. Continue reading “We don’t do sad”

Day Tripping Augusta Kentucky Regatta


A day trip to Augusta, Kentucky brought us to that town’s Ohio River Regatta and a stage where our friends Mad River Railroad were playing music. We took the $5 ferry across the river this time, after having driven along the Kentucky route to get there. On the Ohio side, we stopped at a nice little restaurant where we may someday play our own music.