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April Mae & The June Bugs in Concert * Dancers welcome!
December 28, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm$20
“With a sound built on cigar-box guitar, slap bass and washboard no act is more fun, taking familiar roots genres and twisting them around Mae’s elbow-gloved, gold capped fingers.”– Mary Armstrong, The City Paper, Philadelphia.
April Mae & The June Bugs
6:30PM Doors * 7PM Showtime *
BYOB, BYOF, Dancers welcome.
Music Format: Roots, Baby Roots!
Blending Americana, vintage swing, rockabilly and jump blues with smoke ‘n honey vocals, washboard, cigar box guitar, banjo, mandolin and upright bass. Serving up high energy deep vintage vibes is their specialty.
April Mae & The June Bugs’ varied mix of high energy and expansive breadth of genre-bending stylings, has made them a beloved act along the eastern seaboard and the deep south. Resonating with swing dancers, folkies, cigar box guitar enthusiasts and rockabillies alike.
Recently featured in in Broadway World Magazine, 2022 [ feature article link … ]
Often dubbed the “The Breakout Surprise Act” by concert reviewing journalists, the group has garnered quite a reputation as a result of their extensive touring history. Regular performers at the prestigious Philadelphia Folk Festival, the New Orleans Cigar Box Guitar Festival, and featured in Jon Miller’s documentary film “Strung Together” – profiling the cigar box guitar & DIY instrument movement and the artists that play them – now on Amazon.
Having traveled much of the country in their innovative and award-winning tour bus converted to run on waste vegetable oil, with a zero carbon emission footprint. Dubbed the Boogie Bus for the musical mantra “It’s All About The Boogie” painted on the destination plate.
On their travels they’ve performed with many remarkable musicians including Pete Seeger, Rockabilly Hall of Famer J.M. Van Eaton, Eric Frey of the Revelers/Red Stick Ramblers, and New Orleans’ Washboard Chaz. Supporting lineups include Wanda Jackson, Imelda May, BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet, and Justin Johnson among others.
[ Advance Tickets ] are essential, recommended and preferred* and may be purchased securely online at $20 each.
Day of Show admission via cash at the door, also $20.
* Why are advanced tickets preferred?
Not only are they more convenient – After purchasing your advance ticket, all you need to do is to give your name at the door. Your name (as well as the number of tickets purchased for your guests) will be on the Advance Ticket List for you. Easy as Pie!
By purchasing an advance ticket, you’re also supporting April Mae & The June Bugs commitment to you – by supporting their residency “every last Wednesday of the month” while supporting Studio 67 – a space committed to supporting the Arts. Perfectly aligned to our artistic aesthetic of vintage quality and preserving our musical roots, while mutually lifting spirits!
” Your ticket is ENERGY that Supports ALL of the Above. So we can continue to be there for You in a BIG WAY at Studio 67. We’re looking forward to performing for you!” ~ April Mae