The Felice Brothers Bring Country Rock to Brooklyn
Summer is here, which means more of our favorite bands will be taking their sets outdoors. The Felice Brothers, along with the Barr Brothers did just that as one of the first SummerStage concerts of the season on Thursday (June 4) in New York City.
Despite the cool temperature, a crowd of about 200 showed up to Red Hook Park in Brooklyn with their blankets and snacks and planted themselves on the grass to enjoy a few hours of live music. Up first were the Barr Brothers. The Montreal folk outfit eased everyone out of their hectic work days and brought a sense of peace of and calm with their set. Performing songs from both their sophomore album, 2014's Sleeping Operator, and their new EP, Alta Falls, the band displayed seamless harmonies that sound effortless but full of emotion. Although folk might not be the usual sound coming out of the area, the crowd screamed for more music when singer and guitarist Brad Barr announce it was their last song of the night.
After the Barr Brothers, upstate New York band, the Felice Brothers, came onstage. While the first act brought calm, these guys brought gritty rock. The crowd – who were just lounging on the grass – got to their feet. Knowing they had a limited set considering the 9PM curfew at the venue, the Felice Brothers packed in as many songs as they could, which left little for show banter and more for singing. Of course, the crowd didn't mind as a number of their devotees showed up to show their support. With 10 albums under their belt, the band played a number of their hits along with new material from their latest, Favorite Waitress.
Check out photos from the show:
the Felice Brothers
the Barr Brothers