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2017 Music & Wine Festival Performers

Appel Farm is pleased to announce its line up of performers for its 2017 Music & Wine Festival – Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4.  Join us for two afternoons of eclectic music influence by Blues, Jazz, Folk, Jump Jive and Rock and Roll.  A festival of live music not to be missed!


3:00 pm Hotsy Totsy

4:15 pm Christopher Davis-Shannon

5:30 pm JUTAUN

6:45 pm Swing That Cat


12:00 pm Deirdre Finnegan and Dave Cohen

2:30 pm Joe Crookston

3:45 pm David Uosikkinen’s In The Pocket 

and more to be announced!

Hotsy Totsy

Hotsy Totsy

Hotsy Totsy is a refreshing, new, indie pop band out of Collingswood, NJ. This all girl trio gives a smart wink and nod to the golden age of girl groups past and pulls that harmony driven sound forward into the present with renewed relevance.

Christopher Davis-Shannon

Christopher Davis-Shannon

The music of Christopher Davis-Shannon brings together influences ranging from Fats Waller to Muddy Waters in a mix of blues and jazz standards, spirituals and originals. His intricate guitar work and plaintive vocals are infused with both a soulfulness which cannot be faked, and a respect for his predecessors.



Bonded by blood and through music as a way of life, JUTAUN combines rock, reggae, folk, latin, jazz, funk, soul, and gospel influences to create an original sound that effortlessly glides between sounds such as Maroon 5, Gary Clark Jr., and Third World. Originally from the Williamstown area, JUTAUN has been making music together since high school.

Swing that Cat

Swing That Cat!

Drawing their inspiration from a time when Swing was evolving into Jump Jive, Rock & Roll, and Bebop Jazz, Swing That Cat! has a seductive sound, and live shows that encourage their audiences to shimmy and shake.  Front and center is Michele Peraino, a modern-day Rita Hayworth, with a vocal range and style that blends the sultry Jazz sound of Sarah Vaughan and Rosemary Clooney, with the bawdy early Rock and Roll roar of Etta James. Swing That Cat! is on a mission with a message: DANCE YOUR TAIL OFF!

Joe Crookston

Joe Crookston

From Ithaca, NY, Joe Crookston is a songwriter, guitarist, painter, fiddler, eco-village member and believer in all things possible. Named 2016 Folk Alliance International Artist-in Residence and signed to Tamulevich Artist Management, Joe’s live performances are multi-media celebrations of art and possibility with looped fiddle, video, slide guitar and songs. A recipient of a year-long songwriting grant from the Rockefeller Foundation, Joe traveled throughout New York State, collecting stories and writing original songs.

Deirdre Finnegan and Dave Cohen

Deirdre Finnegan and Dave Cohen

Deirdre Finnegan and Dave Cohen join together in a musical partnership that skillfully and joyously combines blues, folk, rock, pop and country. Dave, a veteran Philly guitarist and vocalist, has performed with many bands over the years, including Rockall, The Rhythm Junkies, 5 Quid, The Danny Boys and Doc Freeman. Deirdre has decades of professional theatre experience and is known for her jazz and cabaret performances at such venues as Dino’s Backstage and the Arden Theatre.

David Uosikkinen

David Uosikkinen’s In The Pocket

Featuring members of The Hooters, The “A’s, The Soul Survivors, Smash Palace, Ben Arnold, and Jeffrey Gaines to name a few, David Uosikkinen’s In The Pocket covers classic Philadelphia tunes. The band was formed to bring awareness to music education and pay homage to all of the great Philadelphia musicians.