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Digger

11
Apr
2011
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Celebration, Florida – Digger’s Review

The Felice Brothers trade nostalgia for broader musical landscape with new album, “Celebration Florida”.

Following a Felice Brothers show last winter, I asked James Felice if the band had thought about doing another tour like “The Big Surprise Tour” again (with Old Crow Medicine Show, Justin Townes Earle and The Dave Rawlings Machine). He respectfully replied, “We are too young to cash in on that stuff” (nostalgia). They soon jettisoned their management and record label and eventually found a home with Fat Possum Records, who have helped advance the careers of such varied artists as RL Burnside and the Black …

10
Apr
2011
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Simone Felice begins new tour, reunites with brothers for new album.


Simone Felice is back again, this time with a slew of solo dates this spring as he readies his solo album for 2011 release. Simone recently recorded 3 songs for his upcoming solo debut, with brothers Ian and James Felice, as well as Christmas Clapton and Greg Farley. Simone was back behind the Felice Brothers kit at the high school studio in Beacon, NY.

The lineup featured James on organ,Ian on Rhodes, Christmas on Bass and Greg Farley on fiddle, and were produced by Jeremy “the Searcher” Backofen. From all accounts the results sounded like they were ripped right from …

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Mar
2011
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Grammy winning producer and jazz pioneer Malcom Cecil featured on Celebration, Florida

The Felice Brothers recieved contributions on their highly anticipated release Celebration, Florida from Grammy Award winning Jazz, bass and synth pioneer, Malcolm Cecil on the track “Oliver Stone”.

Synthesizer pioneers comprise a fairly small, if exclusive, club, but in both arts, technology & music circles, few have achieved the status of Malcolm Cecil & TONTO. For those unaware, TONTO’s Expanding Head Band were an influential electronic music duo from the 1970s conceived by Cecil and Robert Margouleff, two Grammy-winning musicians and sound designers.

TONTO itself is an acronym for “The Original New Timbral Orchestra”, the world’s first (and still largest) …