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April Mae

April MaeThe 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 like that!

 

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