The Bearsville Theater welcomes native sons the Felice Brothers on the occasion of the band’s tenth anniversary. The Catskills’ leading musical export of the last decade will be accompanied by singer/songwriter Wyndham (Elvis Perkins in Dearland, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah) at Grossman’s venerable barn theater on Friday, November 25 at 9 p.m.
The Brothers are still touring in support of their poignant and elegiac 2016 release Life in the Dark. A concise collection of surreal Americana, the record finds the band assured and in complete command of their idiom, waltzing, swinging, boogieing and stumbling with the lyrical grace of some serious road dogs. They hearken back at will to the shambolic naïveté of their early records, or they button it down like the major-label stalwarts they are now.
Without ever violating the “He could say anything next” surreal-pastiche rules of his style, Ian Felice manages to get his arms around the moment in America, mostly using the rusty musical tools of the past and the logic of dreams. Life in the Dark gained an additional measure of resonance and relevance on November 8. It’s a quietly triumphant record by a band that has quietly become quite great.
General admission tickets cost $25 in advance and $30 on the day of the show. For tickets and more information, visit www.bearsvilletheater.com. The Bearsville Theater is located at 291 Tinker Street in Woodstock.