Winston's latest album ("Radio Bay, USA") is now available through CD Baby and iTunes and is, or soon will be, available through most other sites.
The musicians on the album include Steve DiFranco (formerly of the English ska band "Bad Manners") and Steve "Duck" McLane (of "Blue Riddim") on drums; Joe Miquelon ("The Elders" and "Blue Riddim") on keyboards and sax; Farley Compton on guitar; and Mark Thies on bass. A three-piece horn section, consisting of Stan Kessler (trumpet), Aaron Simcox (sax) and Stephanie Bryan (trombone) is featured on eleven of the tracks. Aaron also contributes killer sax solos to many of the tunes. Backing vocals are provided by Monique Danielle, Heather Thornton, Rachel Bowerman, and Farley Compton.
People familiar with the music scene in Kansas City will realize that this line-up could well be called "The Kansas City All-Stars." They have, in fact, been dubbed "The Two Tones" and an album of Winston's original songs featuring the same line-up is nearing completion. The (eponymous) working title for the album is "Winston Apple and the Two Tones." A September release is anticipated.