Welcome

Acoustic Apple is a Long Island, NY cover duo featuring Americana, Folk-Rock and Roots Music.  Welcome to our home on the web.  Please listen to a bit of our music and browse our list of covers.  Some may be familiar and some may be new to you.  We hope you like what you find.  

We can be reached at AcousticApple@optonline.net

Acoustic Apple at Bellmore Bean - 9/25/15 

Steve and Gary did our second gig at the Bellmore Bean on 9/25/15.  This time we actually prepared a set list, organized so that Steve did not have to switch back and forth between Guitar and Banjo on every other song.  We played for 3 hours to a very supportive crowd.  Again, the Barrel Inn jammers came out to support us.  Irv (a regular at the Bellmore Bean) got a chance to see us perform complete sets and Eli Maniscalco fortuitously happened to come in for coffee just as we were beginning our first set.  He said hello and promptly plopped himself down at a nearby table to enjoy the first two sets.  Thanks for staying, Eli.  We must have done well, because management invited us back for a third gig on 10/30/15.

Acoustic Apple at EMJC - 9/10/15 

Kirsten Maxwell and "Midnight Mike" Pokalsky joined Steve and Gary for a Concert Celebration of Folk, Americana, Roots and Bluegrass Music on 9/10/15 at the East Meadow Jewish Center.  With an audience of more than 100 (about twice what we expected), it was a great night of music.  3-part harmonies were perfect (thank you, Kirsten!!), and Mike's Bass and Dobro were a welcome addition.  A big Thank You to the gang at the Barrel Inn for coming out to support us.

New Studio Recording "Wait A Minute" 

Steve and Gary attended the Joe Val Bluegrass Festival in Framingham, MA February 12-15.  We heard Seldom Scene cover Herb Pedersen's song "Wait A Minute" in a Vocal Harmony Workshop and again on the Main Stage.  Gary couldn't wait to try to cover this great song, so Gary prepared a multi-track version of the song for the Acoustic Apple website.  When Steve and Gary work out the duet harmonies and some solo breaks, we will re-record the song together.  Meanwhile, a temporary "studio" version of the song has been added to the Music page.

Full house at the Eclectic Cafe Saturday night 

Acoustic Apple played the opening set for He-Bird, She-Bird to a packed room at the Eclectic Cafe Saturday night.  Todd, Terri and Christine joined us on stage for "Lonesome Pine" (Blue Highway) and added fabulous harmonies and a top-notch guitar solo.  We joined the headliners on stage for their closing number "Nothing You Can't Lose" (The Steel Wheels) and added a cool banjo solo and guitar bass line.  Great Night!!

New Music plus a show 

2 new songs added to site.
Steel Rails by Louisa Branscomb (Song of the year in 1991 for Alison Krauss)
Take Me Home Country Roads by John Denver

plus Acoustic Apple was invited to participate in the Folk Society of Huntington's Annual Members Concert in January, 2015