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Settled somewhere in the middle of what is known as the "Little Bohemian Alps" in Iowa is a small town called Vining (population 50). This is where one of Indie Music's best kept secrets calls home. But this isn't where the story begins, it started back in the early 1980's where at age 20 Todd Apfel started his first band. After years of regional success Todd realized that he wasn't going to be the rock star that he dreamed of being. That's when the Wisconsin native buckled down, finished college and spent years climbing the corporate ladder. 


The exciting news about the return of his musical muse so many years later is that age has brought wisdom, and his lyrics now as an emerging singer/songwriter have an incisive and heartfelt depth and maturity he couldn't have fathomed years ago. Todd blends his raw and expansive Americana vibe shades of country, alt-country, indie rock and folk.

Living in Vining, Iowa (population 50), part of a region known as the Little Bohemian Alps has done wonders for Todd's creative spirit. "I get up every morning and look out the window and see eagles, horses and sometimes I write while listening to the coyotes at night," he says. "After working in a big city for years, it was a little bit of a culture shock to be in a place where a 6 pack of beer and a pickup truck on a gravel road is a typical Friday night. But I'm a small town person at heart and I love small town values, and my town and the surrounding area plays a big part in the real life experiences I write about".

Contact Info

Todd Apfel

P.O. Box 31

Vining, IA 52348

Phone (641) 691-6919


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