The Appleseed Collective

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The Appleseed Collective (Ann Arbor, Mich.)
Americana/Gypsy Jazz

Michigan’s acoustic-based The Appleseed Collective formed in 2010 with a focus on its Ann Arbor scene (music and otherwise) and a desire to take a totally DIY approach. The group’s compelling mesh of member influences like Hot Club of Paris and vintage Dixieland Jazz, as well as dashes of Bluegrass and other Roots styles, is injected with a fresh energy, resulting in a sound that is instantly grin-inducing and wildly charming on all levels. Touring extensively, the band’s most recent album, the swinging Young Love, was released earlier this year.

You’ll Dig It If You Dig: Stephane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt, Original Dixieland Jass Band and The Punch Brothers host a jam session in a time machine. (Mike Breen)