Ringing in 2014 With The Felice Brothers

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In 2010, I started going to concerts on New Year’s Eve and it’s become a tradition that I intend to keep (as long as there are shows I’d like to see).

This year, the show was The Felice Brothers, who I’d seen open for Mumford & Sons, and The Low Anthem, who I’d never seen, at Brighton Music Hall.

Both Bands Together on Stage at Midnight

Both Bands Together on Stage at Midnight

We got there a little bit after the music started and were stuck at the back of the crowd for The Low Anthem’s set so I took no photos of them.  Much as I want to love this band, I find that I don’t. Or should I say that I didn’t this night. I know they are talented and I respect their involvement with the Newport Folk Festival. Maybe it was an off night. I’ll give them another chance some time since I like what I hear on their albums.

The Felice Brothers are terrific and I was looking forward to seeing them in a small venue (I saw them at TD Garden, which isn’t the ideal place to see a band like this).

The Felice Brothers

The Felice Brothers

We were able to get very close to the stage for their set which I always enjoy. I love being able to see the expressions on their faces and hear some of the banter.

James Felice

James Felice

I don’t know their music well so I can’t tell you which songs I particularly liked – I can honestly say I liked them all. They are high energy and obviously have a grand time performing. The band comprises James Felice on keys and accordion, Ian Felice on guitar, Greg Farley on fiddle and rub-board, Christmas Clapton on bass, and David Estabrook on drums.

Greg Farley

Greg Farley

Dave Turbeville

David Estabrook

Christmas Clapton

Christmas Clapton

Ian Felice and Christmas Clapton

Ian Felice and Christmas Clapton

This was a great way to ring in the new year! Happy New Year to all of my readers – may 2014 bring you lots of live music, theatre, films, art, and everything else your heart desires!

About suze72

I've loved the arts all my life... I go to a lot of concerts, take lots of photos and want to share them. Every once in a while I do something other than a concert, too. The Boston area is full of opportunities to indulge my passion - I'd like to help make it yours too!

Posted on January 3, 2014, in concert reviews, music, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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