We had a fantastic time on Music City Roots last week. Here’s a video of our performance and an excerpt of a review of the show.
“Western swing is an enduring tradition because it feels so good, but the world’s not overfull of musicians willing to develop the bewitching combination of instrumental chops and laid back sensibility it takes to do it well. But man, new Nashville ensemble Johnny Appleseed is on it, with a sound that’s original yet true to its influences. The first few tunes were comfortable swinging band-penned numbers. They lent some rockabilly tone with a cover of a Carl Perkins song called “Dixie Fried” that jumped like BR549 on a Lower Broadway Saturday Night. But the show stopper for me was “What Would You Say.” It started as a lush ballad with brilliant pedal steel from Brett Resnick and pretty jazz doodles from electric guitarist Mark Sloan. The impressive voice of lead singer Andrew Hunt really glowed with baritone beauty on this one. And the song grew with savvy arranging into a kind of burlesque romp with complex lines blending fiddle, steel and guitar. How did we like them Apples? A whole lot.” -Craig Havighurst
Our good buddy Sean Funcik captured a couple songs from our show at Off Broadway in St. Louis back in August.
“We caught a little portion of local honky-tonk outfit Johnny Appleseed’s killer and remarkably tight performance… Those dudes make true-blue American country music in the classic sense of the term.” -Nashville Scene
We got a big ol mention in the Nashville Scene’s recap of Americnanafest 2014. It was a super busy week playing with good friends and doing our own thing. Check out the article here.
Listen to us play a few songs live and talk about the band and music. We had a great time with the good folks at WKMS, can’t wait to go back!
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