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

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