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Future Plans for Acoustic Apple

The loss of my musical partner was very painful to me, and the continuing risk of contracting covid-19 has changed the lives of performing musicians worldwide.  For the immediate future, my plan is to restrict performances to outdoor, socially distant…

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Sad News

I have some very sad news to share with you. On Thursday, July 23 my friend and musical partner in Acoustic Apple, Stephen Angliss, suffered a heart attack while driving home from work.  His car crashed into two parked cars…

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Joe Val Bluegrass in February

In December (2019) Acoustic Apple performed at the Northport Library.  A big thank you to our friends and fans who attended the show.  Steve and Gary will head to Framingham, Massachusetts in February for the Joe Val Bluegrass Festival.  It…

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Acoustic Apple at Northport Art Walk

On October 6 Acoustic Apple participated in the annual Northport Art Walk.  This was our second time at this event.  A dozen performers were situated along Northport's main street in front of various art galleries and boutique shops.  We performed…

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Core Member of Acoustic Apple at Pumpkin Patch

Gary performed solo at the Pumpkin Patch at the corner of Stewart Avenue and Nassau Boulevard in Garden City on Saturday and Sunday, 10/12-10/13.  This annual fundraiser for the local UU Congregation also supports the Navajo Tribe in New Mexico…

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Falcon Ridge 2019

It has been months since I've posted to this blog, so it's time for an update.  Steve and Gary have been playing out at the usual coffeehouses and restaurants on Long Island and having fun making music together.  Gary participates…

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Joe Val Bluegrass Festival

From Thursday 2/14/19 through Sunday 2/17/19 Gary attended the Joe Val Bluegrass Festival in Framingham, MA.  This indoor festival at the Sheraton Framingham each year features top-tier bluegrass bands from all over the USA plus showcases, workshops and round the…

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Getting ready for NERFA

In early November Acoustic Apple will head to Stamford CT for the annual NERFA (North East Regional Folk Alliance) music conference.  700 folkies (like us) will descend on the Crowne Plaza Hotel to exchange ideas, interact with music industry agents…

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Home from Falcon Ridge

The first weekend in August is always reserved for the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival.  Gary headed to Hillsdale, NY on Wednesday, 8/1 to set up a campsite on Dodd's Farm.  Gary joined friends at "Pirate Camp" (one of several loosely…

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Acoustic Apple at Cinema Arts Centre with Freebo

Acoustic Apple scored a rare treat at the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington on May 18, 2018 when world-class Bass guitar player Freebo (Bonnie Raitt, CSN, Maria Muldaur, John Mayall, Ringo Starr, Dr. John, Neil Young, and more) accompanied us…

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Acoustic Apple returns from Joe Val Bluegrass Festival

After 4 days of non-stop jamming at the Joe Val Bluegrass Festival in Framingham, MA we returned to LI exhausted, but happy.  We are looking forward to our "tour of the Beans" gigs this weekend.  Join us a the Bellmore…

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Acoustic Apple opens at Starlight

In mid-December, 2017 Acoustic Apple had the opportunity to open for Robinson Treacher and Alice Howe at the Starlight Concert Series in Northport.  Icy road conditions made the trip to Northport (normally about 45 minutes) a 2-hour white-knuckle driving experience…