The Gift Of Life Fraternal: The Best Of The Felice Brothers

You are living in a golden age of American music right now. It’s not easy to notice, but if you really take a look, I think you’ll see that I’m right. One of the many reasons I know this is that we have The Felice Brothers guiding us-both as a link to the past and a portent of a beautiful future. They’re still able to fly under the radar of most mainstream music listeners, but they helped kickstart this revival of Americana that’s brought us some really amazing bands (and some not so amazing, but what’re ya gonna do?).

I’ve been a fan for about 8 years now, and through every release and live show they’ve never disappointed. They’ve put on some awesome shows and even played as the backing band for the best Conor Oberst show I’ve ever seen (his record label Team Love signed the Brothers a few years ago). They’re coming back to my town in a couple weeks to help kick off festival season and I couldn’t be more excited.

In honor of their headlining slot at Remix Chicago on June 6th, I’ve put together what I think are their ten best songs:


Woman Next Door

Katie Dear

Lincoln Continental

The Mating Of The Doves

Wonderful Life

Fire At The Pageant

Penn Station

Frankie’s Gun

White Limo (with Conor Oberst)