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The Felice Brothers

Hailing from the Catskill Mountains of Upstate New York, the Felice Brothers blend folk, Americana, and revivalist roots rock into a uniquely earthy sound. Brothers Ian, Simone, and James Felice grew up in the Hudson River Valley, several miles away from the musical hamlet of Woodstock. Such icons as Bob Dylan and the Band once found inspiration in the region, and the Felice youngsters were driven by a similar muse, gathering every Sunday afternoon for jam sessions and cookouts at their father's house. As their skills improved, the brothers opted to leave the Catskills and relocate to New York City. With James playing accordion, Simone playing drums, Ian handling guitar/vocal duties, and a former dice-playing friend named Christmas Clapton on bass, the quartet held informal performances in subway stations while hawking its debut album, 2006's Through These Reigns and Gone. Recorded in a chicken coop by the bandmates themselves, the album was rough and imperfect, as was the follow-up effort, Tonight at the Arizona. Such a distinct, ramshackle sound found a quick audience, however, particularly after the band toured alongside Bright Eyes and participated in one of Levon Helm's Midnight Ramble performances in late 2007. The new year brought similar luck, as the Felice Brothers inked a deal with Team Love Records and released a self-titled LP in early 2008. Several rounds of touring followed, including festival stops at Bonnaroo, All Points West, Mountain Jam, and the Newport Folk Festival (where an afternoon rainstorm cut power to the stage, resulting in an impromptu acoustic performance in the mud). The Felice Brothers then returned to the studio, emerging in 2009 with Yonder Is the Clock. More touring followed, including stints with Old Crow Medicine Show, Justin Townes Earle, and the Dave Matthews Band, culminating in the release of a new long-player, Celebration, Florida in 2011. Simone Felice subsequently dropped out of the group to pursue a solo career and work with his side project the Duke & the King, but in 2014 the new lineup of the Felice Brothers -- Ian on vocals and guitar; James on accordion, keyboards, and vocals; Greg Farley on fiddle and vocals; Josh Rawson on bass and vocals; and David Estabrook on drums -- released the album Favorite Waitress and set out on a major tour in support. For their next album, 2016's Life in the Dark, the group jumped labels, releasing the set through the roots-oriented indie Yep Roc Records. ~ Andrew Leahey
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  1.   Song
  2.   Radio Song
  3.   Chicken Wire
  4.   Frankie's Gun!
  5.   Dancing on the Wing
  6.   Murder By Mistletoe
  7.   Whiskey In My Whiskey
  8.   Katie Dear
  9.   The Big Surprise
  10.   Run Chicken Run
  11.   Container Ship
  12.   Fire at the Pageant
  13.   Ponzi
  14.   Roll On Arte
  15.   Triumph '73
  16.   Life in the Dark
  17.   Country Ham
  18.   Sally!
  19.   Going Going Gone
  20.   Sell the House
  21.   Jack at the Asylum
  22.   Lady Day
  23.   Honda Civic
  24.   Memphis Flu
  25.   Boy from Lawrence County
  26.   All When We Were Young
  27.   Helen Fry
  28.   Take This Bread
  29.   Don't Wake the Scarecrow
  30.   Penn Station
  31.   The Rockefeller Druglaw Blues
  32.   Buried in Ice
  33.   Hey Hey Revolver
  34.   Plunder
  35.   Goddamn You, Jim
  36.   Tip Your Way
  37.   Back in the Dancehalls
  38.   Your Belly in My Arms
  39.   Diamond Bell
  40.   Cherry Licorice
  41.   Oliver Stone
  42.   Dallas
  43.   Sailor Song
  44.   Saint Stephen's End
  45.   Mercy
  46.   Love Me Tenderly
  47.   Ambulance Man
  48.   Cooperstown
  49.   Take This Hammer
  50.   Ballad of Lou the Welterweight
  51.   T For Texas
  52.   River Jordan
  53.   Wonderful Life
  54.   Greatest Show On Earth
  55.   Aerosol Ball
  56.   Refrain
  57.   Ruby Mae
  58.   Best I Ever Had
  59.   Cus's Catskill Gym
  60.   Little Ann
  61.   Rise and Shine
  62.   Christmas Song

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