About our Lineup

Dee Abood

Guitar, Vocals & Songwriter

Rags & Tinder is a 5-member band consisting of 2 guitars, fiddle, electric bass (20 strings), 3 vocalists, and drums.  Our leader is Dee Abood who is a seasoned musician, vocalist and songwriter. 

Chris Manuel

Guitar, Vocals & Songwriter

Dee's long time lead/rhythm guitarist, Chris Manuel is a very accomplished guitarist and vocalist.  Chris is constantly playing guitar between his music bands and teaching guitar. 

Jeff Saulich, Bass

Jeff Saulich, Bass


Keeping the rhythm section tight and moving along is our most recent addition, Jeff Saulich, bass player and vocalist.  Jeff manages to play in chanting kirtans and in the "13th Power" band at Unity Eastside Church here in Tallahassee and has his own music ministry as "Jeffji.".

Jeff is joined by Deb Berlinger on the drum kit.  Deb has a soft touch with the right dynamics. 

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Deb Berlinger, Drums

Deb Berlinger, Drums

Extra Musicians - You never know who might sit in with us!

Holly Riley

Fiddle & Vocals

Holly is a graduate assistant at Florida State University and is currently working on her PhD in Ethnomusicology.

Holly's list of music escapes are numerous.  You might find her on the stage any day of the week; most notably with "Adventures of Annabelle Lynn".

Linda Guthrie


Linda came to our rescue to provide high vocal harmonies.  She nailed them.  We look forward to other times when she will join us.

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