Greetings! So where did the name come from? The James Gang song, The Bomber: Closet Queen / Boléro / Cast Your Fate to the Wind makes reference to one Zappledan “who’s just a man.” So many thanks to Joe Walsh! A few young lads from Tallahassee, FL decided to use this as their band name in 1971, after which, I joined them for a quick run that ended in late 1972. To my knowledge, that name was not used again until I resurrected it for a duo in 2016.
To the present. Zappledan is now a solo act rooted in the amazing music from the 50s and 60s. I’m located in Machias, Maine, and playing gigs from Calais to Ellsworth. Over time I plan on adding my own material, and I hope you’re along for the ride!
Peace to you,