The Applebutter Express added to Bonnaroo Music & Art's Festival 2012

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Independent artist The Applebutter Express set to help kick off this years Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival Thursday June 7th. at 2:00 pm on the Solar Stage in support of their self titled debut album.

The Applebutter Express

Its huge, It's not just the biggest festival we have ever played, it's the biggest festival any independent artist could hope to play.

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. The four piece ukulele driven string band is excited to be among the artists opening this years festival. "It's huge, It's not just the biggest festival we have ever played, it's the biggest festival any independent artist could hope to play." says Kyle Biss of The Applebutter Express.

The band is currently on tour promoting their self titled debut album. Released July 2011, the album was recorded and mastered in Sarasota, FL, at Audio Images Inc., and produced by Kyle & Shannon Biss. After the festival they are heading to Nashville to begin production on their sophomore record at Sound Emporium Studios with producer Nikki Chavez. Their new single Smile, complimented by the artwork of Bean Spence, is scheduled to be released on vinyl 45 LP in the fall of 2012. 'We are really looking forward to recording the new songs and sharing them with new audiences at this summer's festivals," says Chavez.

About The Applebutter Express
The Applebutter Express was started by Kyle Biss (ukulele, vocals) and Shannon Biss (vocals) in 2004, when the two began working together in a Tampa, FL, record store. Realizing their shared taste in music, the duo began performing in what would later become The Applebutter Express. In September of 2011, Matt De Sear (bass) and Joe Trivette (fiddle) joined The Applebutter Express and instantly added more energy and musical complexity to what was already an exciting act to follow. Their special blend of ukulele and vocal harmony creates a unique sound that is reminiscent of bluegrass while still capturing elements of folk, rock, and funk. The Applebutter Express has shared bills with artists such as The Parliament Funkadelic, Soulive, The North Mississippi All-stars, Bobby Lee Rogers, and Zack Deputy.

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