The Felice Brothers

The Felice Brothers

Johnathan Rice

Friday · May 10, 2019

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$20 Advance

This event is 21 and over

The Felice Brothers
The Felice Brothers
Cut live to tape with very little overdubbing, Undress was recorded in the late summer of 2018 in Tivoli, New York. Band members Ian Felice, James Felice, Will Lawrence (drums) and Jesske Hume (bass) teamed up with producer Jeremy Backofen to record their most personal and reflective album to date.

“Many of the songs on the new album are motivated by a shift from private to public concerns,” says songwriter Ian Felice. “It isn't hard to find worthwhile things to write about these days, there are a lot of storms blooming on the horizon and a lot of chaos that permeates our lives. The hard part is finding simple and direct ways to address them.”

Undress follows the band’s 2016 album Life In The Dark, and finds the group in a very different place three years later. Between personnel changes, families growing and the political landscape, the result is a tighter, more-paired down release. “Every song is a story,” said James Felice. “On this album everything was a bit more thoughtful, including the arrangements, the sonic quality and the harmonies.”

Ian and James Felice grew up in the Hudson valley of upstate NY. Self taught musicians, inspired as much by Hart Crane and Whitman as by Guthrie and Chuck Berry, they began in 2006 by playing subway platforms and sidewalks in NYC and have gone on to release nine albums of original songs and to tour extensively throughout the world. Following the release of Life in the Dark, The Felice Brothers served as the backing band for Conor Oberst’s 2017 release Salutations and the subsequent tour.
Johnathan Rice
Johnathan Rice
Johnathan Rice is a singer, producer, and writer living in Los Angeles. Signed to Reprise Records at the age of nineteen, His debut record “Trouble Is Real” arrived in 2005, the same year he played Roy Orbison alongside Joaquin Phoenix’s Johnny Cash in Walk The Line. He released a second solo record, Further North, in 2007, in between world tours with Jenny Lewis. Rice joined Lewis’ band in 2006 when she launched her solo career, and the two artists would collaborate extensively for twelve years. Rice co-produced and co-wrote Lewis’ second record Acid Tongue, and their collaborative album as Jenny and Johnny was released in 2010. They wrote seven original songs for Anne Hathaway’s film Song One in 2013. During Song One, Rice and Lewis worked closely with Jonathan Demme who later asked them to write an song for Meryl Streep to perform in what would be his final film, 2015’s Ricki and The Flash. Johnathan Rice’s new album The Long Game will be released on May 10th via Mano Walker Recordings.
Venue Information:
The Bell House
149 7th Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11215
http://www.thebellhouseny.com/