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Stephen Angliss and Gary Steven Schoenberger are Long Island, NY based musicians who love to cover songs that famous (and not-so-famous) artists have created. Both play guitar and share the vocals. Most of the songs are Americana, Folk-Rock and Roots, but some Pop, Bluegrass and Bar-Band Rock manage to sneak into the sets.
Below is a video of a performance by Acoustic Apple at the Long Island Bluegrass Festival at Tanner Park on August 20, 2016. Scheduled to perform 5 songs at the festival, we managed to get through 2 songs before a monsoon-level rain and wind hit the beachfront festival. Gary and Steve performed a third song while the crowd ran for cover. By the end of the song the audience was drenched and we had to cut our performance short. Power to the sound-reinforcement equipment was cut for safety and Gary rescued the video camera, which miraculously survived the storm. 45 minutes later the storm passed and the festival continued under beautiful sunny skies.
Here are the Acoustic Apple Set Lists and some samples of the songs we cover:
Take Me Home Country Roads-A
I’ve Just Seen a Face-G
Last Thing on My Mind-A
Chimes of Freedom-D
Looking Out My Back Door-G
Early Morning Rain-A
When the Cold Weather Comes-E
Battle of New Orleans-E
City of New Orleans-D
Make Me a Pallet-A
Ashes of Love-A
Friend of the Devil-A
Don’t Think Twice-D
Dream Dream Dream-E
Teach Your Children-D
Love of the Mountains-A
I’ve Been All Around This World-A
I Know You Rider-E
Red Clay Halo-Bb
1952 Vincent Black Lightning-C
If It Hadn’t Been For Love-A
Take It Easy-G
Wait a Minute-A
White Freightliner Blues-C
I Shall Be Released-G
I Won’t Back Down-G
With A Little Help From My Friends-E
Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Crying-C
Irene Goodnight-E (Last Song)
1952 Vincent Black Lightning - Written & recorded by Richard Thompson, 1991
This 2014 Jam included Gary and Steve, plus Jeff Scroggins and Roger Sprung on Banjos, and Jerry Korobow on guitar.
Banks of the Ohio - 19th Century Murder Ballad. Composer unknown.
This 2015 video was taken at the Eclectic Cafe in Bay Shore, NY.
This 2016 video of Blue Train (written by the Nashville Bluegrass Band) was taken at the Bellmore Bean, Bellmore, NY.
This 2016 video of Catch The Wind (written by Donovan) was taken at the Bellmore Bean, Bellmore, NY.
This 2016 video of City Of New Orleans (Written and recorded by Steve Goodman in 1971, and made famous by Arlo Guthrie) was taken at the Bellmore Bean, Bellmore, NY.
This 2015 video of Don't Think Twice (Written and recorded by Bob Dylan in1963) was taken at the Eclectic Cafe, Bay Shore, NY.
Helplessly Hoping - Crosby Stills & Nash
(3:00 minute mark to 6:00 minute mark in video below)
Video taken in 2016 at the Eclectic Cafe, Bay Shore, NY.
Lonesome Pine - Written by Wayne Taylor, Bass Player and Vocalist for Blue Highway. Recorded by Blue Highway, 1995. Video taken in 2015 at the Eclectic Cafe in Bay Shore, NY. Backing vocals and guitar solo by He-Bird, She-Bird.
Lost Highway - Leon Payne, 1948 (recorded by Hank Williams, 1959)
Make Me A Pallet On Your Floor - Composer unknown (recorded by Mississippi John Hurt, 1928)
Norwegian Wood - Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Recorded by The Beatles,1965
Ramblin' Fever (Merle Haggard). Recorded in 2016 at Sip This, Valley Stream, NY.
Red Clay Halo - Written and recorded by Gillian Welch, 2001
Teach Your Children - Crosby Stills & Nash
(6:00 minute mark to 9:00 minute mark in video below)
Wait A Minute - Herb Pedersen, 1976 (Video from the Long Island Bluegrass Festival - 8/20/2016)