My Story + Videos + Song Titles

Acoustic Apple is a Long Island, NY based musician who loves to cover songs that famous (and not-so-famous) artists have created.  Most of the songs are Americana, Folk-Rock and Roots, but some Pop, Bluegrass and Bar-Band Rock songs manage to sneak into the sets. 

Here is a list of some of the songs I cover:

1952 Vincent Black Lightning-Richard Thompson
A Hundred Pounds of Clay - Gene McDaniels
A Hundred Years From Now - Bluegrass
A Little Bit of Everything - Dawes
A Song For Tomorrow - Alan Fish
Age - Jim Croce
Ain't Nobody Gonna Miss Me - Bluegrass
All God's Critters-Bill Staines
Bad Moon Rising - Creedence (CCR)
Battle of New Orleans-Johnny Horton
Being A Pirate - Don Freed (and Gary S)
Better Man-Clint Black
Blue Train - Bluegrass
Carrie Brown - Steve Earle
Cavalry - Mandolin Orange/Watchhouse
Chimes of Freedom - Dylan / Byrds
City of New Orleans-Steve Goodman/Arlo Guthrie
Close the Door Lightly - Eric Andersen
Cold Missouri Waters - James Keelaghan
Colleen Malone - Tim O'Brien
Did She Mention My Name-Gordon Lightfoot
Don't Think Twice - Bob Dylan
Dream Dream Dream - Everly Brothers
Early Morning Rain-G Lightfoot
Eight More Miles to Louisville - Grandpa Jones
Fall Down as the Rain - Joe Crookston
Family Demon-Peter Rowan
Free Falling - Tom Petty
Friend Of The Devil - Grateful Dead
Gentle Arms Of Eden - Dave Carter
Hang Me-Grandpa Jones
Have You Ever Seen The Rain - CCR
Help (Senior version) - Beatles
Helplessly Hoping - CSN
Humble & Kind - Lori McKenna / Tim McGraw
I Hope That I Don't Fall In Love-Tom Waits
I Know You Rider - Grateful Dead
I Shall Be Released - Bob Dylan
I Won't Back Down - Tom Petty
If I Had A Boat - Lyle Lovett
If It Hadn't Been For Love - Steeldrivers
If We Were Vampires-Jason Isbell
In The Blood - John Mayer
It's All Over Now, Baby Blue-Bob Dylan
I've Just Seen A Face - Beatles
Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues - Dylan
Kenworth Of My Dreams-Richard Shindell
Lauralee - Madison Violet
Let It Be - Beatles
Lodi - CCR
Lonesome Pine-Blue Highway
Looking Out My Back Door - CCR
Love Minus Zero No Limit - Dylan
Love The One You're With-Steven Stills
Make Me A Pallet - Mississippi John Hurt
Mary Ellen Carter - Stan Rogers
Miss Ohio - Gillian Welch
My Back Pages - Dylan
No Reply - Beatles
Norwegian Wood - Beatles
Nowhere Man - Beatles
Ol' 55 - Tom Waits / Eagles
Pancho & Lefty-Townes Van Zandt
Paradise-John Prine
Red Clay Halo - Gillian Welch
River-Bill Staines
Rooftop Graveyard  -Mile 12
Secret Agent Man - Johnny Rivers
Sheila - Tommy Roe
Solitary Man - Neil Diamond
Song For A Winter's Night
St. Christopher - Joe Jencks
Starting Over - Chris Stapleton
Steel Rails-Alison Krauss
Take It Easy - Eagles
Take Me Home, Country Roads, John Denver
Teach Your Children - CSN
That Boy (Ringo's Theme) - Beatles
The Heart of the Audience - Buskin & Batteau
The Letter - Boxtops
The Night Before - Beatles
The Times They Are A'Changing - Dylan
The Weight - The Band
Things We Said Today - Beatles
Toast - Adam Ezra
Wagon Wheel - Old Crow Medicine Show
Wait A Minute-Herb Pedersen
Wall of Death - Richard Thompson
What a Wonderful World - Sam Cooke
When I Go - Dave Carter
When the Cold Weather Comes-Dave Gunning
White Freightliner - Townes Van Zandt
Who'll Stop The Rain - CCR
Wichita-Gillian Welch
Wildflowers - Tom Petty
Will The Circle Be Unbroken
With a Little Help From My Friends - Beatles
You Ain't Going Nowhere
You've Got to Hide Your Love Away

Videos from 2014 - 2016 below.  From 2014 until 2020 Acoustic Apple was a duo (Gary Schoenberger and Steve Angliss).  Steve passed away in 2020.

1952 Vincent Black Lightning - Written & recorded by Richard Thompson, 1991



This 2014 Jam included Gary, plus Jeff Scroggins, Roger Sprung and Steve Angliss  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)




Make Me a Pallet, Wait A Minute, and Red Clay Halo (Video from the Long Island Bluegrass Festival - 8/20/2016).  Three songs into our 20-minute set a "monsoon-level" rain and wind hit the festival and we were forced to cut short our set.  Thankfully the video camera survived, and we were able to capture the event.