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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.   Murder By Mistletoe
  6.   Dancing on the Wing
  7.   Run Chicken Run
  8.   Whiskey In My Whiskey
  9.   Container Ship
  10.   The Big Surprise
  11.   Fire at the Pageant
  12.   Katie Dear
  13.   Ponzi
  14.   Sailor Song
  15.   Hey Hey Revolver
  16.   Best I Ever Had
  17.   Your Belly in My Arms
  18.   Triumph '73
  19.   Refrain
  20.   Oliver Stone
  21.   All When We Were Young
  22.   Take This Bread
  23.   Wonderful Life
  24.   Rise and Shine
  25.   Take This Hammer
  26.   Going Going Gone
  27.   Sell the House
  28.   River Jordan
  29.   Sally!
  30.   Buried in Ice
  31.   Back in the Dancehalls
  32.   Ambulance Man
  33.   Little Ann
  34.   Diamond Bell
  35.   Plunder
  36.   T For Texas
  37.   Lady Day
  38.   Penn Station
  39.   Boy from Lawrence County
  40.   Ruby Mae
  41.   Greatest Show On Earth
  42.   Dallas
  43.   Country Ham
  44.   Memphis Flu
  45.   Don't Wake the Scarecrow
  46.   Tip Your Way
  47.   Goddamn You, Jim
  48.   Honda Civic
  49.   Saint Stephen's End
  50.   Cherry Licorice
  51.   Cooperstown
  52.   Christmas Song
  53.   Roll On Arte
  54.   Life in the Dark
  55.   Ballad of Lou the Welterweight
  56.   Mercy
  57.   Love Me Tenderly
  58.   Helen Fry
  59.   The Rockefeller Druglaw Blues
  60.   Cus's Catskill Gym
  61.   Jack at the Asylum
  62.   Aerosol Ball

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