The Felice Brothers Play Summer’s Biggest Festivals

The new Team Love treasure The Felice Brothers will be playing some of this summer’s hottest festivals, as well as two shows in the Washington DC area in June (dates below).

Last spring, the Felice Brothers released their first recording Tonight at the Arizona on Loose Records in the UK. After making their way across America last summer for their first tour, they band hooked up with Bright Eyes for a string of rousing dates on the East Coast. Along the way, fans at shows were introduced to The Adventures of the Felice Brothers Vol 1, only available at shows. The band have spent 2008 on tour with everyone from Sun Volt, the Drive By Truckers, North Mississippi All Stars, Justin Townes Earle and Man Man.

Simone (vocals, drums, guitar), Ian (vocals, guitar, piano) and James Felice (vocals, accordion, organ, piano, strings) are the three eldest boys from a family of seven, born carpenter’s sons in the wilds of New York’s Catskill Mountains. Now the Felice Brothers includes blood brothers Christmas (bass), a 19 year old they convinced to quit his job, and Farley (washboard, fiddle, harmonica, vocals) all live, tour, sing, write and gamble together on their little bus.

After months of toil, living in a 1987 special education bus, with arrests, and genuine panhandler fun, a free-lance music writer named Gabe Soria (Mojo, Vice) stumbled upon the boys singing and barking their wares at a farmers market in Brooklyn and one thing led to another.

Tour Dates:
Sun, June 01 – Mountain Jam / Hunter, NY
Mon, June 09 – Ram’s Head / Annapolis, Md.
Tue, June 10 – Kennedy Center @ Millennium Stage / Washington, DC
Thu, June 12 – Bonnaroo / Manchester, Tn.
Sun, June 22 – Clearwater Festival @ Great Hudson River Revival / Croton-On-Hudson, NY
Sat, July 19 – Sneakers & Speakers @ Capitol Center for the Arts / Concord, NH
Sat, Aug 02 – Newport Folk Festival / Newport, Rhode Island
Sat, Aug 09 – All Points West Music & Arts Festival / Jersey City, NJ
Thu, Aug 14 – Philadelphia Folk Festival / Schwenksville, Pa.
Sat, Aug 16 – Philadelphia Folk Festival / Schwenksville, Pa.
Fri, Aug 22 – Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival / San Francisco, Ca.

Felice Brothers: myspace | live review
Team Love: website | myspace

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