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Shannon and Kyle Biss bring you good time ukulele funk as The Applebutter Express
"Now one of the most in-demand bands in Tampa Bay (if you haven’t seen the name on a local bill or a marquee, you just haven’t been looking), the Applebutter Express are contemplating their fine timing and the rising state of harmonic string music."
“Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival is the behemoth of the summer music scene. It's the biggest festival, in Kyle's mind, that an independent band like Applebutter could hope to play. It has the potential to not just open but kick down doors.”
“Over the years, the Tampa music scene has sent a handful of artists to some pretty major music festivals, such as South By Southwest or the CMJ Music Marathon.
Bonnaroo, though? That might be a first.
In a couple of weeks, Seminole Heights jam-bluegrass outfit The Applebutter Express will cross that threshold. The group has been selected for a slot on the opening day of Bonnaroo, one of the largest and most prestigious music festivals in the country.”
“On Thursday June 7th at 2:00 pm, Florida natives, The Applebutter Express will bring their unique brand of feel good music to the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. Festival goers who find themselves at the solar stage on Thursday at Bonnaroo will experience the Florida delicacy known for bringing good time, uncut, ukulele funk.”
“We saw dozens of fantastic acts over the festival's first three days (including Tampa's own Applebutter Express -- we'll have a full report on their Bonnaroo adventure coming soon), so it's tough to pick favorites.”
"It's unreal," said vocalist Shannon Biss from her home in Tampa.
"Playing Bonnaroo is such a crazy dream and to have it become real is just amazing."
“Applebutter Express at Bonaroo (& the Blueberry Patch or Three Birds)
Shannon and Kyle Biss make up the Applebutter Express whose down home ukulele funk is most likely the purest Floridian music you’ll hear this side of Lake Okeechobee.”
“Fresh from playing a debut slot at Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival is Bradenton’s ukulele jamgrass funky outfit Applebutter Express, led by harmonizing hubby-and-wife team Shannon and Kyle Biss, he rocking the uke and joined in buoyant instrumental jams by fiddler Joe Trivette and bassist Matt DeSear.”
“Kyle Biss and Shannon Moore of The Applebutter Express are bringing their "good time ukulele funk" to the historic Belcourt Theatre on Tuesday, December 13th. What a treat Nashville is in for! Performing in the Tampa area powerfully as a singing duo led by the ukulele, now in support of their self titled debut album they are touring with a band. And oh what a band indeed!”
"The first time I saw The Applebutter Express, I commented to Kyle (Biss) and Shannon (Moore) that I'd never smiled so much at a performance," added Nikki Chavez, manager of The Applebutter Express and CEO of In Tune Music. "After two days watching them perform in Nashville, I knew we had to share their music with a larger fan base, and the Southeast was a natural starting place."
“Ukeleles at the Belcourt! What more could you ask for?”
“Head out to the Belcourt tonight, this could be one of the most promising shows of 2011”
“Don't tell us that when you hear the words "good time ukulele funk," you don't feel like dancing. Kyle Biss and Shannon Moore are The Applebutter Express, who promise exactly that in their live shows. Their sound is a danceable blend of country, bluegrass and jam-band grooves.”
The first applebutter express album is coming soon!
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