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Applefest features apples and lots of live music

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There are dozens of things you can do with apples, so Applefest took over Galt Gardens, Saturday, Aug. 12. The Sustainable Living Association presented a variety of booths  offering apples, apple juice, apple bread and a variety of other apple related paraphernalia, plus other environmentally friendly options and information. There was also a lot of live music performing throughout the day.

Jolene Draper performing at Applefest. Photo by Richard Amery
 I only caught the Jolene Draper band, featuring lead singer Jolene Draper, drummer Raz Bruce, bassist Steve Martin and lead guitarist/ vocalist Bruce Roome.

They played a set of primarily Jolene Draper originals which she sang with her delightful, powerful warble.  She sang songs about growing older and living in harmony with mother nature, plus a variety of covers of Fleetwood Mac, “Me and Bobby McGee,” a sweet version of Del Shannon’s “Runaway.”

— By Richard Amery, L.a. Beat Editor
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