The Felice Brothers + AA Bondy – concert preview

Felice Brothers/AA Bondy
9 p.m. Wednesday, September 24. Billiken Club, in the Busch Student Center on the campus of Saint Louis University, 20 North Grand Boulevard.
By Jaime Lees
Published on September 17, 2008

Coming straight outta the Catskills, the Felice Brothers play a twanged-out style of gypsy Americana, music which drips with bayou-sounding horns, humming accordion and light tinkering on a tinny, old-West-saloon-sounding piano. With nods to ’60s protest songs and gritty swells of dark-folk, it’s perfect campfire music for a cool fall night. The Felice Brothers are currently on the road with their real-life brother-in-law, AA Bondy. Bondy is a singer-songwriter touring in support of his crushingly beautiful debut album, American Hearts (which Fat Possum Records re-released earlier this year). With just a harmonica and a stellar command of his acoustic guitar, Bondy crafts pure, sophisticated, Dylan-esque compositions with solid conviction, quiet determination and grace far beyond his years.

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