The Felice Brothers
|Genres:||Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||folk americana seen live indie folk alt-country country|
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Formed by Ian Felice (vocals), Simone Felice (drums) and James Felice (guitar), the oldest brothers in a family of seven children raised alongside the Hudson River in upstate New York, the Felice Brothers emerged in the mid-00s with a sound rooted in the country rock scene of the early 70s. The brothers learned their trade playing on the streets of New York, although drummer Simone also gained good critical notices for a handful of novels. The brothers pooled their resources at the start of 2005 and formed the Felice Brothers, drawing overt inspiration from the classic country rock sound of the Band. Released independently in late 2006, their debut Through These Reins And Gone was a tough slice of classic Americana played in a loose and ragged fashion befitting the brothers self-confessed lack of musical ability.
Bass player Christmas was added to the line-up shortly after the release of the live acoustic album Iantown, by which time...