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Hailing from Northern California Bob Appel’s country roots are rather unusual. Still, he was exposed to the neo-traditional country sounds of the late 80s (Alan Jackson, Randy Travis, George Strait, Dwight Yoakam, and Aaron Tippin) and was hooked.
The poetic story-telling, simple musical structure, and heartfelt vocal performance evident in these songs, and understanding that there was a common source of inspiration based deep in the traditions – made him fall in love with traditional country music.
After several visits to Nashville, he was disillusioned with the sounds coming from the shores of the Cumberland River and after one visit to Austin found his calling in Texas. Since 2010 he plays everything from dance halls, and old Opry shows to Honky-Tonks and beer joints trying to keep this rich tradition alive.