“With a sound built on cigar-box guitar, slap bass and washboard, no trio is more fun, taking familiar roots genres and twisting them around Mae’s elbow-gloved, gold capped fingers.” – Mary Armstrong, The City Paper.
April Mae & The June Bugs blend of Americana, influenced by jump blues, rockabilly, and swing, has made them a beloved act along the eastern seaboard and the south. With smoke and honey vocals, cigar-box guitar, upright bass, mandolin, banjo and washboard, serving up high energy and deep vintage vibes is their specialty.
Their latest CD “Sun Kissed! The Sun Studio Sessions” was recorded at the legendary Memphis studio. Sirius Radio’s Big Jim Sykes (Elvis Radio) declared it “Real, raucous and righteous!” You’ll find them featured in Jon Miller’s 2016 documentary film on American Roots instruments “Strung Together” and traveling the country in their unmistakable, biodiesel-powered Boogie Bus, thusly named for her destination plate “It’s All About The Boogie!” Grease it up baby, here they come!