This duo delivers!

RagTop is the Roanoke, Virgina based signature cover acoustic duo of Jim and Renee Oliphant. RagTop performs Folk Rock, Classic Rock, New Country, Blues and R&B and classic American Standards with earthy, acoustic styling focusing on the signature riffs and melodies that make your favorite songs memorable while keeping the arrangements organic, smooth and richly expressive!

RagTop has been a favorite on Regional TV. RagTop has also appeared on radio programs including 96.3 FM/1370 AM Austin, TX - WUVT Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA - WVRU Radford University, Radford, VA and BlogTalk Radio and performs nearly 200 shows a year!

Here is what people are saying about RagTop:
(click here to read more reviews on our Press Kit page)

"RagTop is an excellent example of artists that send you back in time with their renditions of tunes we all grew up with. Always passionate with their performances and guaranteed to make you follow them."
-Art Mendoza/Accomplice Entertainment Austin, TX (partner with Grammy Award winning producer Lawrence Cohn)

Oct 14th - RagTop in the WSET TV Channel 13 ABC Studio Lynchburg, VA 

We will be in the studio recording a show for WSET ABC channel 13 "Living in the Heart of Virginia" on Wednesday October 14th! The show will air Friday the 16th 12:30 PM! Our first appearance on the show was back in 2013 and we have been musical guest on the show several times since then - you can see some of the videos of past appearances on our video page at RagTop Videos!


Oct 9th - RagTop at the Draper Merc - Draper, VA 

Join RagTop for Wine Down Fridays at The Draper Merc! Friday October 9th 6 - 9 PM! Great food, friendly folks, inspiring music - wine and food!  Draper Mercantile, 3054 Greenbriar Rd, Draper, VA - For venue directions and details jump over to our show calendar - > click here!
$2.50 cover Age limit: 21+



Update on our new CD! 

We have been recording and have several songs ready for mix down and mastering. We have a home studio so we can record and I can work on the mix down and mastering anytime, which is really nice. We finished the concept for the CD last month – we have been doing some photo work for the inside and back cover –  we have the photo shoot for the cover at the end of this month (September) – We are tentatively looking at completing the project by the end of January and have the new CD ready for our 2016 shows… Read more

About the venues we perform at . . . 

You will see a lot of pics and promotional info on our Facebook Fan Page and our website ( about the venues that we perform at - to us the venue plays as much of a role in a great concert experience as the musicians do. We have been very fortunate to work with the best venues around - venues that not only value the live music performers that they book but they also value the customer experience at their respective venues. The partnership of musician and venue makes the live music experience… Read more


RagTop at Draper Mercantile

Draper Mercantile, 3054 Greenbriar Rd, Draper, VA

Great food, friendly folks, inspiring music - wine and food! Join RagTop for Wine Down Fridays at The Draper Merc!

$2.50 cover Age limit: 21+


RagTop at Anthem Go Outside Festival 2016

Rivers Edge Sports Complex, 210 Reserve Avenue, Roanoke, VA

RagTop performing at the 2016 Anthem Go Outside Festival! FREE ADMISSION!

The Go Outside Festival, presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, is an annual event to encourage healthy, active outside recreation. By combining the things outdoor enthusiasts love - camping, music, gear, races, and demos, and a beautiful outdoor setting – GO Fest is a celebration of everything outdoors. Roanoke GO Fest is a partnership between the nonprofit Roanoke Outside Foundation and Roanoke Parks and Recreation.

Watch pro BMX stunt shows, learn to fly fish, demo a mountain bike, test your balance on a slackline, try out some climbing shoes, learn some wilderness first aid, test your balance on a SUP, crawl into your tent, enjoy a craft beer or two, listen to killer music, then wake up the next morning and try something new. Ride a big wheel, learn how to fix your outdoor gear, enter the Wild Gear Chase, watch the lumberjack show, watch the ultimate air dogs, build a custom headlamp, chill out in an ENO hammock, play around of disc golf, enjoy a beer or two while listen to music, crawl into your tent, then wake up the next morning and try something new.