About our Lineup

Dee Abood

Guitar, Vocals & Songwriter

Rags & Tinder is a 5-member band consisting of 2 guitars, electric bass (16 strings), 2 vocalists, and drums.  Our leader is Dee Abood who is a seasoned musician, vocalist and songwriter. 

Ron Runsey

Guitar, Vocals & Songwriter

You probably know Ron from his long term participation with Bogazedi.  Ron's soulful style and slide style guitar bring a sound that will stay with you.  Ron also plays with the Lab Rats, Coastal Highway, and Lee C Payton.

Shanice Richards

Fiddle & Vocals

With a voice of an angel and fiddle playing to match, Shanice brings that over the top, popular voicing to our songs.  Shanice  armed with her bachelor's degree is also a full time master's student (Music Therapy) and works full-time.

Adam Gaffney

Bass Guitar

Adam brings multi-years’ experience on bass guitar. We welcome his expertise and grooves to the band. He has played on numerous stages of all sizes and brings with him great experience and expertise.  Adam held down the groove for Charles Aktins for many years. He is also the bass player for the Rockitz.

Deb Berlinger

Drums & Percussion

The moniker "Sweetgroove" was given by Charles Atkins.  Deb, like Adam, played with Charles and other local musicians for many years.  She brings an even meter, soft touch and well placed dynamics

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

Chris Manuel

Guitar, Vocals & songwriter

Chris has been the main stay guitar player for years working with Dee in several projects.  His mastery on the guitar is awe inspiring.  When Chris is not teaching guitar, playing in a special musical production, or event and more, you can catch him with his group, "Midnight Caravan".

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".

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