Simone Felice plays the Boot and Saddle

A Felice Brother strikes out on his own.

Simone Felice 

June 12 at Boot & Saddle

Talk about a wake-up call. After his defective heart almost gave out on him a few years ago, this Hudson Valley, N.Y., native decided to leave the Felice Brothers, the folky roots outfit he founded with his siblings, and strike out on his own. The latest result is Strangers, an early candidate for one of the best albums of 2014. Felice’s earthy, poetic prose and soulful-yet-restrained vocals beg comparison to Chester County’s own Jim Croce. Visit

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