A band once known for naïve and exuberant performances that swerved between the merely sloppy and the downright derailed, the Felice Brothers have evolved, as working bands will, into a road-tested, rock-solid roots band, without losing any of their idiosyncratic lost-world charm. They shook off the fundamentalist roots shackles in favor of an expansive experimentalism on 2011’s Celebration Florida; but through it all, their live shows maintain the ramshackle continuity of their Bob-and-the-Band, Woodstock ’69 sound.
Fittingly, the Felice Brothers will headline the Felice County Fair, a WDST-sponsored event to be held at Opus 40, the stunning Saugerties sculpture park, on Saturday, August 31. Also on the bill is an impressive cast of the ol’ regulars: Amy Helm, uncategorizable keyboard whiz Marco Benevento, the is-he-still-young-enough-to-be-called-a prodigy? singer and guitarist Connor Kennedy and the Paul Green Rock Academy All-Stars.
The gates open at noon. Plentiful food and drinks are available on-site from an all-star bill of local vendors. General admission costs $25. Very Important Personhood set you back $65. Children age 10 and under are admitted free. For tickets and additional information, visit https://radiowoodstock.com. Opus 40 is located at 50 Fite Road in Saugerties.