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"Pull off your pantyhose..."


In my other life as one of the 1000's of music bloggers flooding the information superhighway with free mp3's I have written about no single band as often as I have about The Felice Brothers. This trio of real life brothers started out busking on the streets in upsate NY, then self released a record or two, and just recently went international with their label debut for Loose Records out of the UK.

None of my descriptions of the band can match Gabe Soria's of Vice Magazine:

“Singers of ragged and lovely Catskills harmonies, rickety gospel backporch jams, 19th century medicine show charmers, cheap suit rhapsodizers, watchers of the Nashville skyline, part-time residents and always-welcome houseguests at Big Pink, students of Bob Dylan and Levon Helm, the Partridge Family in pinstripes and scruffy beards.”

Their music (as it is now) breaks no new ground, but their ability to capture different era's, either with their poignant lyrics or their rootsy music, is uncanny. Both of these elements come together in the near waltz-like jam "The Ballad of Lou the Welterweight." Catch The Felice Brothers at 9pm sharp this Friday at Uncommon Ground in Wrigleyville.

[mp3]: The Felice Brothers - "The Ballad of Lou the Welterwight"

 
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