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

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