Guitarist Charlie Apicella is the leader of Iron City. The band's forth CD, Payin' The Cost To Be The Boss: a tribute to BB King features Charlie's arrangements of some of BB King's pre-1960 hits as well as two hard bop inspired originals and arrangements of classic Blue Note Records gems.
He has been mentored in improvisation and composition by Yusef Lateef, Pat Martino, and Dave Stryker.
Charlie Apicella is an Eastman Guitars Featured Artist, a Guild Guitars Sponsored Artist and a ZT Amplifiers Official Artist. He is a regular contributor to Vintage Guitar Magazine's YouTube channel.
He has written lessons for DownBeat and Just Jazz Guitar magazines and has been profiled in Vintage Guitar and Hot House magazines.