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Bart Applewhite

Assistant Director & Financial Manager


After graduating from R-V in 1993, Bart Applewhite stayed on to assist John Roberts with John’s exotic bird collection. Bart then went on to dedicate his time to recording and touring with his successful band, Kongo Shock, playing his one-of-a-kind Barton Basses and wowing crowds around the country. Bart still records and performs with his local ska band, Mr. Incommunicado as well as Tonos Frio, The Brown Tones, Head Mic and others.

Bart returned to R-V as our financial manager, and all-around office guru. He is also serving as our Assistant Director. Truly, a man who wears many hats!

As you can see in the photos below, Bart isn’t very fond of frets.


Here's a video from the Roberto-Venn's YouTube Channel