Apple Country Jamboree
Civic Holiday Weekend
August 1 - 4, 2024
As young boys, Christopher and Taylor Malpass soaked up the music of their granddad's phonograph records. Christopher earned his first talent show trophy at age 7, and Taylor was playing mandolin by the time he was 10. Today, they promote the work and music of classic country artists they treasure while creating new music and making their own mark in the lineage of a rich American cultural heritage.
With sincerity, honesty and an utter ease on stage that belies their years, their smooth vocal blend and skillful musicianship layer infectiously into the deep respect they pay to legends who have paved the way. Add the funny, off-the-cuff quips between the two 20-something siblings, and the engaging concert becomes a magnetic time-traveling journey to when a calmer rhythm reigned supreme.
The Malpass Brothers toured with the late Don Helms, former steel guitarist for Hank Williams, opened for music legend Merle Haggard on multiple tours and appeared on stages from the Shetland Islands to Ryman Auditorium to Merlefest. Gifted musicians and songwriters, the brothers have shared billing with artists including Ray Price, Willie Nelson, Doyle Lawson, Rhonda Vincent, Marty Stuart, Doc Watson and more. The title cut video from their “Memory That Bad” album hit CMT Pure Country's Top Ten. Their most recent self-titled recording, produced by bluegrass legend Doyle Lawson, was released by Organic Records in 2015.
Haggard was so impressed with The Malpass Brothers that he helped produce a project on them and contributed some songs to the album as well.
The Malpass Brothers are frequent guests on the Grand Ole Opry. They are also featured on Larry's Country Diner and Country's Family Reunion on the RFD Television Network.
This is the real deal, folks. There is no pretense. This is music steeped in the legacy of the Louvin Brothers, Johnny Cash, Marty Robbins, Hank Williams, Sr. & others. Count on classic, real country. Count on new Malpass tunes. Count on a couple of old-time traditional gospels. Count on their probably coming down into the house at intermission and asking what you'd like to hear. Count on giggles and ribbing between brothers, along with daddy on the bass, who's bound to be thinking, “What the heck are they doing now?” Count on some big, high man hair, and maybe an Elvis twitch or two. Count on lines at the CD table … and count on logging on to see where they'll be next.
Heart of Texas Recording Artist Justin Trevino began entertaining from the bandstand when he was only thirteen years old. He won the FFA Talent Contest and competed at the State level while in high school.
Trevino recorded his first record, "The King of Clubs" when he was seventeen. He developed a passion for traditional Country Music during this time and has dedicated his career to promoting it. He was featured in the JVC/Smithsonian/Folkways Video of Anthology of American Folk Music when he was twenty one.
Trevino has released two albums on his own record label, Neon Nightmare. Both "Texas Honky Tonk" and "Loud Music and Strong Wine" received rave reviews from music critics throughout the United States. The projects included duets with such legendary artists as Johnny Bush, Jake Hooker, Curtis Potter and Leona Williams.
He then signed with Lonestar Records and released "Travelin' Singing Man." That album sold over three thousand of copies and spawned a recent tour of Sweden with Claude Gray and Becky Hobbs. He then released his second album on Lonestar Records titled "The Scene of the Crying."
Trevino joined Heart of Texas Records in 2003 and immediately released "Too Many Heartaches". The album contains eight songs that Trevino penned and duets with Pretty Miss Norma Jean and Darrell and Mona McCall. It was followed with "More Loud Music And Strong Wine."
"Before You Say Amen" was his first gospel project. The album contains fourteen standards along with some new selections as well. "Before You Say Amen" has already become a favorite among traditional and gospel music fans. Heart of Texas Records released "Take One As Needed For Pain" in 2007. The project was the first album that Trevino recorded in Nashville using famed musicians including Pete Wade and John Hughey. His latest releases include a tribute to Ray Price, a live album from the historic London Dance Hall and a duet album with Sharon Kenaston.
Trevino also fronts most of Darrell McCall's performances and plays bass for the legendary Honky Tonk singer. He has worked with some of the biggest names in Country Music including Johnny Bush, Gene Watson, Kitty Wells, Justin Tubb, Hank Thompson and Charley Louvin. Trevino has produced projects on a number of entertainers including the award winning duet album on Floyd Tillman featuring Willie Nelson, George Jones, Mel Tillis, Connie Smith and Ray Price among others. He makes his home in Brady TX.
Country Music People magazine in London, England, featured Trevino citing him as one of the "true Country Music artists" in the business.
Naomi Bristow is a young artist that hails from a farm in Ontario, Canada. Growing up a country girl, and with her family involvement in the rodeo life, this led her down the path of traditional country, western and gospel music. At a young age, she decided to take up the art of Yodeling which she taught herself from a book and cassette tape.
Naomi travels across North America to perform at fall fairs, jamborees, churches, and country festivals. She has made some impressive contributions to the industry which include opening for Gene Watson, David Frizzell, Ronda Vincent, Charlie Daniels, Marty Stuart, Jim Ed Brown, and many others.
Naomi has been in the music business for 15 years and has recorded 11 albums, some made in Nashville featuring duets with Grand Ole Opry stars, Jim Ed Brown (The Browns), Richard Sterban (bass singer of Oak Ridge Boys), a Gospel CD with Vince Gill and a Christmas CD with Whisperin' Bill Anderson. She has also been featured in the USA on RFD TV network on the Midwest Country Show, Shotgun Red Show and Penny Gilley Show.
In the spring of 2019, Naomi's video went viral and reached an incredible 14 MILLION views on Facebook with her rendition of "Hallelujah".
Naomi is proud to have 100+ show dates a year including tours across Canada and winter tours in Texas/Florida.