Monday, December 14, 2009

TK # 58 - The Felice Brothers - Tonight At The Arizona (2007)

Forget the Dylan/Band comparisons, this is timeless folk music by one of the best American bands of the last ten years. Tonight At The Arizona is creaky, dark corner, gothic campfire tales, its somber mood broken only by the backwoods stomp on Jimmie Rodgers “T For Texas” and the ramshackle rave-up of Leadbelly’s “Take This Hammer”. Ian Felice’s Dylan wheeze may be an initial roadblock, but stick around, the beautiful ache in songs like “Ballad of Lou The Welterweight” and “Hey Hey Revolver” will reward your effort.

1 comment:

bob said...

Wasn't expecting this one...nice surprise here! There are some real gems on TATA...."Roll on Arte", "Ballad of Lou...", "Hey,Hey Revolver" to name a few