A Felice Brothers concert in their native Catskills is a guaranteed good time, as fans, friends and family alike turn out to celebrate the homecoming of their favorite sons. It’s as much a family reunion as a rock show, and the cheerful rowdiness of the crowd is as welcoming to new fans as it is to dedicated followers.
Hailing from the tiny town of Palenville, nestled in the mountains, the Felice Brothers began honing their unique blend of Americana, folk and revivalist roots rock during weekly jam sessions at their father’s house in the early 2000s. Like The Band before them, their music was influenced by the rugged beauty of the region even as they relocated to New York City in search of a wider audience. They released their first album, Through These Reigns and Gone in 2006 and spread the word by busking in the subway, with Ian Felice on lead vocals and guitar, brothers James and Simone on accordion and drums respectively, and longtime friend Christmas Clapton holding down the bass. Within two years of hard work, the Felice Brothers were an internationally touring act beloved by audiences and critics alike.
The Felice Brothers’ most recent album Life In The Dark was released to wide acclaim in 2016 on Yep Roc Records, and the band is currently working on new material - some of which, if we’re lucky, might see its debut at the Bearsville Theater on November 21st. The band’s current lineup consists of Ian and James, plus bassist Jesske Hume, and drummer William Lawrence. Their sound is more self-assured and stronger than ever.
Not My Sister is a side project made of the vocalists from the seven-piece group, Upstate (formerly Upstate Rubdown). Melanie Glenn, Mary Kenney, and Allison Olender, created Not My Sister to sing a goosebump-inducing collection of original tunes, standards, and traditionals filled with harmonies and soul. Harking back to groups like The Andrews Sisters, The Boswell Sisters, and the Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, and Emmylou Harris Trio, Not My Sister is an all-female, all-sass, no-nonsense, vocal-driven outfit intent on making you feel high with song.
In addition to the tunes, WDST will be hosting a Mittens & More Drive! New or gently used items will be collected at the show and distributed locally to folks in need. So gather your hats, mittens, gloves, scarves, cowls, balaclavas or any other cozy accessory and share some warmth with the Hudson Valley community.
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