Artist: The Red Apples
About the Episode:
The Red Apples is a Chicago-based roots/rock band featuring the husband and wife lead vocal duo of Ron Lowy and Wendy Parman. The band lights up clubs with engaging vocals, danceable driving rhythms and hot guitar licks. Playing covers and original songs, The Red Apples draws from a wide swathe of Americana influences, including rock, western swing, country, rockabilly, blues, folk, and honky-tonk.
The band was conceived with the marriage of singer Wendy and guitarist/vocalist Ron. Their search to find common musical ground led them on an adventurous ride that turned into The Red Apples.
Ron Lowy, a seasoned guitarist who has played with acts such as Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen, Jump in the Saddle, and The Band, is a talented blend of singer and lead guitar player. His scintillating Stratocaster licks and unique musical sensibility are largely what lends The Red Apples their signature sound. Wendy Parman combines a sense of drama with a terrific range and versitility as a vocalist. Her diverse musical influences and experience singing in various genres can be heard in both her lead and back up vocals. Ron and Wendy create a special chemistry onstage and when they start to harmonize, the temperature starts to rise.
Every member of The Red Apples brings their own brand of expertise, history and vision to the band’s unique musical sauce. Dave Lenef on lead/rhythm guitar and vocals has quite a diverse musical background. From majoring in jazz guitar in college to performing fusion music with the band Juggular to playing guitar with blues man Elmore James Jr; Dave is a man of many musical hats and makes a big contribution to the sound of The Red Apples. On bass guitar is Kenji Juravic, the latest addition to the Apples, who brings some amazing versatility when it comes to laying down a groove, as well as making substantial vocal contributions.0