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The Apple Brothers: 'Who Have I to Blame'
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May 3, 2007 - New York City's The Apple Brothers are
James Patrick (vocals, guitars) and Lou Robert (drums), a rock 'n' roll duo originally kept to just
But recent additions to the lineup, Mike Crispe (bass) and Clarence Rivette (guitars), make the
band's latest, On An Empty Stomach, sound more full, and more Nashville than New York.
The band says it's been collectively inspired by "CCR to GNR, AC/DC to Tom Petty," the band
"[We were] weaned on everything from classic rock and Stax soul to outlaw country," the band
said. But the band says it keeps a local New York flavor to their countrified rock 'n' roll,
referencing local neighborhoods and streets on "Who Am I to Blame."
In concert, The Apple Brothers have opened for Cheap Trick, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion,
and Junior Brown, among others. The band is recording its as-yet-untitled, third record in May.
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