This duo delivers!

RagTop is the Roanoke, Virginia based signature cover acoustic duo of Jim and Renee Oliphant. RagTop performs Adult Contemporary, Soft Rock, Blues, 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 appeared  on WSLS TV Channel 10 NBC Roanoke, VA and WSET TV Channel 13 Lynchburg, VA and has also appeared on WJHL TV channel 11 CBS Johnson City, TN and 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 around 200 shows a year!

Here is what people are saying about RagTop:
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"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)


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RagTop's arrangement of Spooky - Hope that you enjoy our videos - we appreciate your love and support. 

RagTop's album "Route 460"

We are excited to announce the release of our second album - RagTop Route 460!  The 11 songs we have recorded for Route 460  and their arrangements capture the distinct vibe of RagTop.  You can purchase the CD for $10 or you can buy the CD and the digital download of the album for $15 and get 2 free bonus downloads which include the cover art and extended liner notes from the new album with studio pics!

If you have purchased the CD at a show and would like the free bonus downloads (cover art and extended liner notes) simply email us at this link > I want my FREE bonus downloads!

You can listen to the songs from the new album on our music page > Listen here!   Buy Route 460!




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New Music!

RagTop on the Radio

NEW! RagTop was the musical guests on the Dr. Karpel show on BlogTalk radio in Austin, TX on Sunday February 4, 2018 -  7 PM (EST) / 6 PM (CST)

RagTop was  featured on 101.5 FM the Mountain Roanoke, VA and Fainting Goat Studio's “Artist of the Week” show Sunday May 21st  and Sunday July 2nd at 6:50 PM  - if you missed it live you can listen below!

RagTop's recently recorded arrangements of "People Get Ready" and "Spooky" are now in rotation on  Foxy's Radio 24.7 streaming radio!

January 2018! RagTop's songs "Landslide" (Stevie Nicks cover) and “Dog and Butterfly” (Heart cover) are now in rotation on streaming radio on Foxy's Radio 24.7!

RagTop's song "People Get Ready" was featured on a special holiday edition of Saturday Night Soundtrack on Thursday November 23rd 9:30 PM MST/8:30 CST and 7:30 PM EST. KVNF FM covers Western Colorado.

Listen to RagTop's Interview on Backstage Indie music blog with Jonathan Nadeau September 11, 2017


The "Buzz"

Chateau winter sounds

January 28th - RagTop at Chateau Morrisette Winter Concert Series FLoyd, VA

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RagTop performing in the tasting room at Chateau Morrisette Winery Winter Concert Series  January 28th 1 - 4 PM!  Enjoy a cozy winter edition of Sunday Sounds in the Morrisette Room (above the tasting room) with the smooth sounds of RagTop, light fare, and your favorite Chateau Morrisette wines. Chateau Morrisette Winery 291 Winery Rd SW. Floyd, VA 24091 -  For venue directions and details jump over to our show calendar - > Click here!

Twin creeks brewing

January 27th - RagTop on the dock at Twin Creek Brewing Company Vinton, VA

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Great craft beer, food by Master Sergeant BBQ and the smooth music of RagTop - gonna be an awesome night at Twin Creeks! RagTop performing at Twin Creeks Brewing Company Saturday January 27th 6:30 PM! Twin Creeks Brewing Company 111 S Pollard St. Vinton, VA 24179 - For venue directions and details jump over to our show calendar - > Click here!



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Merry Christmas!

Renee and I want to wish you a Merry Christmas and the very best in the New Year! We will be taking a break to spend time with our family and friends during this wonderful holiday season. See you in the New Year!

"Missing you now, thinking of us then. Oh how I wish I could see you again"  - RagTop '"Missletoe and Memories" Christmas 2017