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Apple & Setser

Apple & Setser

"I love how this album displays the individual abilities that Pam and Brad possess, but it also shows how their combined talents complement and enhance each other's music. The album is a great listening experience, and I believe you will love it as much as I do" Sharon White. 

" No matter if the song is an acoustic version of a pop hit like "It doesn't matter anymore" or the old-time memories captured on their cut"When the Wagon Was New," Brad and Pam make each song their own with clean, exciting musicianship and infectious vocals" David Johnson.  

Apple & Setser Biography  

Apple & Setser (Brad Apple & Pam Setser,) officially a duo since 2017, have played music together on and off for 30 years and have similar performing backgrounds in their respective family bands. Both musicians grew up playing music at the Ozark Folk Center and traveling the region performing separately. The duo regularly performs at the Mountain View Meeting Place in Mountain View, Arkansas, and travels the road to play shows and promote their music throughout the area. Apple & Setser have been nominated for Best Acoustic Act for the 2022 Arkansas Country Music Awards. 

Pam Setser Biography 

Golden voiced singer and multi-instrumentalist Pam Setser, based in Mountain View, Arkansas, was nominated for Americana Artist of the Year for the 2021 Arkansas Country Music Awards. The folk/bluegrass/country singer and musician was the first part of her family's band (The Simmons Family Band) for 16 years. Her experiences included appearing on Hee Haw and performing for Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton. Pam has performed at the Ozark Folk Center since 1973. She also had the honor of sharing the stage with Grandpa Jones and Ramona Jones, The Whites, and Joni Bishop. In addition to appearing as a solo artist, Pam performs with the Pam Setser Band, Apple & Setser, and the Ozark Granny Chicks, an old-time string band quartet. In addition to singing, Pam plays autoharp, mountain dulcimer, guitar (left-handed!), upright bass, and spoons.  

Pam's discography includes four albums with "The Simmons Family Band," five mountain dulcimer albums with her mom Jean Jennings, and three solo albums At Last, Crooked Ridge (familiar tunes), and her most recent release on the Bell Buckle Records label,  Now (primarily originals, an Americana mix of folk, bluegrass, gospel, 1930s swing, and country.) 

Brad Apple Biography 

Brad Apple is a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and songwriter. His original songs have been recorded by Auldridge, Bennett & Gaudreau, and the former members of J.D. Crowe and the New South, known as Flashback. Brad's podcast, Acoustic Music Talk, featuring interviews with artists and discussions about all facets of acoustic music, is currently nominated for Best Publication/Podcast for the 2022 Arkansas Country Music Awards. 

Brad played in his family band for many years and regularly performed at regional bluegrass festivals and at the Ozark Folk Center State Park. His family ran The Apple Family Bluegrass Festival from 1979 to 1984. Brad was the audio mastering engineer at Raney Recording Studio in Drasco, Arkansas, for 10 years. Today, he has a recording studio where he records and masters his own projects and for other artists. Brad is very involved in the music community, performing with a long-time friend, Pam Setser, recording, and doing his podcast.

d was the audio mastering engineer at Raney Recording Studio in Drasco, Arkansas, for 10 years. Today, he has a recording studio where he does recording and mastering for his own projects and others. Brad is very involved in the music community, performing with a long-time friend, Pam Setser, recording, and doing his podcast.

Apple & Setser

Apple & Setser

Album: Apple & Setser UPC: 198002884718 Genre: Folk, Bluegrass, Americana Produced by Brad Apple Engineered, Mixed & Mastered by Brad Apple at Acoustic Sound Recorders, Batesville, AR Vocals and Instrumental Tracks Brad Apple-Acoustic Guitar, Fingerstyle Guitar, Mandolin, Acoustic and Fretless Electric Bass, Lead and Harmony Vocals Pam

Album: Apple & Setser UPC: 198002884718 Genre: Folk, Bluegrass, Americana Produced by Brad Apple Engineered, Mixed & Mastered by Brad Apple at Acoustic Sound Recorders, Batesville, AR Vocals and Instrumental Tracks Brad Apple-Acoustic Guitar, Fingerstyle Guitar, Mandolin, Acoustic and Fretless Electric Bass, Lead and Harmony Vocals Pam Setser-Lead and Harmony Vocals, Dulcimer
Sam Cobb-Mandolin on “Too Far Gone” and “A Friend You’d Never Met”
Danny Crawford-Piano Tim Crouch-Acoustic Guitar, Fiddle, Banjo, Bowed Bass, Djembe on Grandma Danced With The Arkansas Traveler David Johnson-Fiddles, Viola, Clawhammer and 3 finger style Banjo, & Dobro, on all tracks except where noted; Acoustic Guitar on I’ll Love Nobody But You Additional Recording by Tim Crouch Additional Recording by David Johnson at Pa’s Place, Purlear, NC Piano tracks recorded by Danny Crawford Photography by Gresham McMillon, Mountain View, AR Special thanks to all the wonderful musicians that lent their talents to the making of this record. Many thanks to Sam Cobb, Danny Crawford, Tim Crouch, and David Johnson. Track Listing 1. Hand Me Down My Walking Cane
 (P.D., Arranged by Brad Apple)
 2. Grandma Danced With The Arkansas Traveler
 (Brad Apple/Charley Sandage/Brad Apple
 Publishing/BMI /Black Branch Publishing/BMI
 3. A Friend You’d Never Met
 (Brad Apple/Brad Apple Publishing/BMI) 4. Too Far Gone
 (Pam Setser/BMI) 5. Hayes’ Hoedown (Pam Setser/ BMI) 6. Rake and Rambling Blade
 (P.D., Arranged by Brad Apple) 7. It Doesn’t Matter Anymore
 (Paul Anka/EPA Publishing/BMI) 8. I’ll Love Nobody But You
 (Jim & Jesse McReynolds/Fort Knox Music Inc./BMI, Trio Music Company/BMI) 9. When The Wagon Was New (P.D., Arranged by Pam Setser & Brad Apple) 10. When You And I Were Young, Maggie
 (P.D., Arranged by Brad Apple)

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