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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.  Steve plays banjo and guitar.  Gary plays guitar and keyboard.  Steve and Gary share the vocals.  Most of the songs are Americana, Folk-Rock and Roots, but some Pop, Bluegrass and Bar-Band Rock always manages to sneak into the set-list.  Steve and Gary have lots of musician friends who are sometimes invited to join Acoustic Apple performances.

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 some of the songs we cover:

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.

Age - Written & Performed by Jim Croce, 1973

Aimee - Written by Craig Fuller, 1972.  Recorded by Pure Prairie League

Ain't Nobody Gonna Miss Me - Written & recorded by Lester Flatt

America - Written by Paul Simon, 1968 and recorded by Simon & Garfunkel

Bad Moon Rising - Written by John Fogerty & recorded by Creedence Clearwater Revival, 1969

Banks of the Ohio - 19th Century Murder Ballad.  Composer unknown.

Battle of Blair Mountain - Recorded by Louise Mosrie

Battle of New Orleans - Written by Jimmy Driftwood in early 1950's (recorded by Johnny Horton, 1959)

Blue Train - Nashville Bluegrass Band

Carrie Brown - Steve Earle

Catch The Wind - Donovan

City Of New Orleans - Written and recorded by Steve Goodman, 1971 (made famous by Arlo Guthrie)

Cold Missouri Waters - Written by James Keelaghan (1996)
(recorded by Cry, Cry, Cry - Richard Shindell, Lucy Kaplansky & Dar Williams, and others)

Don't Think Twice - Written and recorded by Bob Dylan, 1963

Family Demon - Peter Rowan

Friend Of The Devil - Grateful Dead

Gentle Arms Of Eden - Dave Carter

Helplessly Hoping - Crosby Stills & Nash
(3:00 minute mark to 6:00 minute mark in video below)

Human Highway - Neil Young

If I Had A Boat - Lyle Lovett

If It Hadn't Been For Love - Written and recorded by Steeldrivers, 2006 (covered by Adele, 2011)

I'll Fly Away - Written by Albert E. Brumley, 1929

I've Just Seen A Face - Written by Lennon/McCartney, 1965 (Recorded by The Beatles, 1965)

Jesse James - Recorded by Bascom Lamar Lunsford, 1924

Last Thing On My Mind - Written and recorded by Tom Paxton, 1964 

Lauralee - Madison Violet, 2009

Lonesome Pine - Written by Wayne Taylor, Bass Player and Vocalist for Blue Highway.  Recorded by Blue Highway, 1995


Long Black Veil - Written by Marijohn Wilkin and Danny Dill, 1959 (Recorded by Lefty Frizell, 1959, The Band, 1968, Johnny Cash, 1968 and many others)

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)

Miss Ohio - Gillian Welch

Norwegian Wood - Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney.  Recorded by The Beatles,1965

One Fine Day - Spuyten Duyvil

Paradise - John Prine

Ramblin' Fever (Merle Haggard)

Red Clay Halo - Written and recorded by Gillian Welch, 2001

Rider on an Orphan Train - Dave Massengill

Secret Agent Man - Johnny Rivers

Song for a Winter's Night - Gordon Lightfoot

St. Christopher - Joe Jencks

Steel Rails - Written by Louisa Branscomb, 1990 (performed by Alison Krauss)

Take Me Home Country Roads - Written by Bill Danoff, Taffy Nivert, and John Denver, 1971 (recorded by John Denver)

Teach Your Children - Crosby Stills & Nash
(6:00 minute mark to 9:00 minute mark in video below)

The Letter - Boxtops

The Weight - The Band

Wagon Wheel - Old Crow Medicine Show

Wait A Minute - Herb Pedersen, 1976  (Video from the Long Island Bluegrass Festival - 8/20/2016)

When I Go - Dave Carter, 1998

When The Cold Weather Comes - Dave Gunning, 2012

Wichita - Written and recorded by Gillian Welch, 2002

Will The Circle Be Unbroken - Written by Charles H. Gabriel, 1907

Worried Man Blues