“The Hot Hillbilly Band from the Heartland!”
Like a tasty sandwich of oldtime music, Johnny & the Apple Stompers put meaty honky tonk and country between bluegrass songs with old time blues and jazz thrown in for flavor! Led by North East Ohio locals, Johnny Miller and Cory Grinder, this band is a dedication to classic country like Hank Williams, Roger Miller, and Willie Nelson through original material written by Johnny. Formed in 2010 as a skiffle band playing on the streets in Akron, Kent, and Cuyahoga Falls, the Apple Stompers have evolved their sound though years of playing at bars, weddings, retirement homes, and flea markets. Johnny’s bright acoustic picking and lonesome voice is paired with Cory’s high harmonies and fiddle playing along with the addition of members from brother-bands, “Rodney and the Regulars”(Rodney Dewalt, Stephen Karney, and Richard DeWalt) and “Fast Molasses”(Jason Willis, Shawn Wee, and Steve Gill). Pedal Steel, Upright Bass, Banjos, and more are often in the mix. Their debut album, “Down The Line,” was released in December of 2012, their second full album “Prison Bound” was released in the summer of 2013 and their brand new EP, “Far from the Tree” was released Novemeber 2015. Stay tuned for their next release coming Spring 2016! Stomp on!
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