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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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The Felice Brothers

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

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