Apple Jam

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August 21-23

Russell, MA

Roots music festival with family-friendly vibe to turn up the volume this August

 

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Editor’s Note:  Tragedy struck the Alchemystics family with the passing of roadie Geronimo ‘Budzy’ Dobbs and drummer, band leader, producer and friend Demse Zullo.  Thanks for everyone for their thoughts and wishes and positivity.   There is a funding campaign that has been started by the Zullo family located here. http://www.gofundme.com/tq9e6aw

 

RUSSELL, MA – The 2015 Apple Jam Roots Music Festival will take place Friday, Aug. 21 through Sunday, Aug. 23 at Camp Moses Reservation in Russell, Mass. This sixth Apple Jam will continue the tradition of featuring American roots genres including bluegrass, blues, indie, funk, rock, and Americana.

“Apple Jam has always been such a positive, family-friendly experience,” says founder Gary Phelps. “I am excited to see it in larger scale at such a fantastic venue.” Camp Moses Reservation is located at 310 Birch Hill Road, Russell, Mass. The Reservation’s 1,600 wooded acres will provide an idyllic background for the festival’s spirit of harmony and connectedness.  

The growth of the festival this year has included a partnership with a talented group dedicated to creating premier, community-driven events throughout the Western Mass. region. The Apple Jam was originally created in 2007 by Phelps to provide a meeting ground for the family of bands and fans accumulated through his music career. It has since evolved into a more inclusive event that promotes original, roots-based music and encourages a widespread kinship through the shared musical experience. 

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The 2015 Apple Jam Roots Music Festival has an exciting  line-up for Aug. 21-23. Saturday night’s headliner will be Anders Osborne, a soulful and intense New Orleans-based roots rocker. He will follow Amy Helm and the Handsome Strangers (Woodstock, N.Y.), a stacked band fueled by roots music tradition that is poised to ride the wave Helm’s solo-album release this spring. Rounding out the line-up are: Parsonsfield (Conn.), Cricket Tell the Weather (Brooklyn, N.Y.), The Mutherload (Western Mass.), Lucid (Plattsburgh, N.Y.), DPR (Springfield, Mass.), The California Widows (Northampton, Mass.), Humble Patients (Wilbraham, Mass.), Wildcat O’Halloran (Western Mass.), Opel (Springfield, Mass.), Dead Collective (Western Mass.), Acoustic Brew (Western, Mass.), and Spooner Well (Brookfield, Mass.).

This list complements the April 1 teaser release which included Friday’s headliner, Spirit Family Reunion (Brooklyn, N.Y.), along with: Holy Ghost Tent Revival (N.C.), Primate Fiasco (Northampton, Mass.), Bella’s Bartok (Northampton, Mass.), Turbine (Brooklyn, N.Y.), The Blind Spots (Ithaca, N.Y.), Hayley Jane and the Primates (Boston), The Kings (Springfield, Mass.), The Sun Parade (Northampton, Mass.), Otis Grove (Boston), The Rambling Kind (Easthampton, Mass.), and Livestock (Sturbridge, Mass.).

Check out the review of Bella’s Bartok in Northampton at Hinge March 27 2015.

 

The varied roots music acts will cover genres including rock, Americana, blues, indie, organ trio, bluegrass, folk, jam, vaudeville, outlaw country, reggae/ska, and funk. Highlighting both local and national talent, the Apple Jam will feature 32-plus hours of music entertainment between two stages. Scenic on-site camping and stimulating activities balance the festival offering enjoyment for all ages.

 Since 2007 the Apple Jam has promoted original, roots-based music and encouraged a widespread kinship through the shared musical experience.

Check out the Live Music News and Review.com Facebook page for updates and announcements.

To Submit a review for consideration hit us at lmnandr@gmail.com

Editor’s Note:  Tragedy struck the Alchemystics family with the passing of roadie Geronimo ‘Budzy’ Dobbs and drummer, band leader, producer and friend Demse Zullo.  Thanks for everyone for their thoughts and wishes and positivity.   There is a funding campaign that has been started by the Zullo family located here. http://www.gofundme.com/tq9e6aw  

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