Blues Women Intl Mission
B W Intl Compilation Project
B W Intl Song Samples
Blues Women Intl Wordpress
June Bugs Story...
The idea of April Mae & The June Bugs started as a musical fantasy on
the night of a blue moon. Somewhere on the side of a mountain in Boone,
NC...After April's ramblings into the deep south while on mini-tours
with her blues-fusion group South Saturn Delta. As lead vocalist and
songwriter, along with Dave 'Catfish' Fecca, April and Dave toured
Memphis, Mexico and were 2009 Emerging Artist finalists at the King
Biscuit Blues Festival in Helena, Arkansas. Their original songs
enjoying airplay nationally and internationally, while receiving CD
reviews in France, Germany, Belgium and Norway. No small feat for these
South Jersey born natives.
As I was sayin'...All this ramblin' down south inspired April to dig
deeper into American Roots music, adding rockabilly, swing, gospel,
bluegrass and boogie influences to her deeply rooted blues style. When
close friend, cigar-box guitar builder and songwriter, Gerry Thompson
invited April Mae and Catfish to quickly fill an opening on his NJ Cigar
Box Festival bill...The stage was set!
Hankering after the idea of indulging in a rootsy, spunky, eclectic
set...Featuring upright bass! April invited upright bassist and
songwriter JJ Culpepper fill the gig. JJ had impressed both April and
Dave with his expressive and exceptional musicianship. April Mae & The
June Bugs was born.
They all had so much fun that night...it was infectious! And FUN is what
music is supposed to be about after all!
Stay tuned - Join the mailing list, friend them on facebook, and be a
part of the musical adventure. Expect to have a good time, because you
will! Feel that Boogie!
Live video footage of April Mae & the June Bugs is here too, just click
the VIDEO button for a taste!
For booking information please contact Blue Moon Music productions at:
856.802.1685 or via the email link on this page.
* "But what about drums?"
Well, since you asked...Some live audio tracks with drums are included
here as well. However, April Mae & The June Bugs typically manifest as
an acoustic trio, unless a drummer is requested, -or- unless they are
feeling particularly cantankerous that evening. Which does happen from
time to time! They've also been known to spice things up even more
bringing in some saxophone, fiddle, squeeze box, even musical saw...on
occasion. If you would like to book the group and have a specific format
you're after, let 'em know, they'd be glad to help out, they're good
Subscribe to newsletter
Remove from newsletter