TURF reviews: The Felice Brothers at Fort York – July 6, 2013

The Felice Brothers played Toronto Urban Roots Fest July 6 at the Fort York Garrison Commons.

The Felice Brothers played Toronto Urban Roots Fest July 6 at the Fort York Garrison Commons. Photo: Tom Beedham

Day three of TURF brought audiences the stylings of a hillbilly jack-of-all-trades five-piece formally known as The Felice Brothers.

Switching off on vocal duties and instrument responsibilities, and ranging in sound as a result, The Felice Brothers showed Toronto what a democratic Americana act from Catskills, NY can do to the traditional notion of a folk group frontman.

Performing liquor-soaked tracks like “Whiskey in My Whiskey” couldn’t have been bad news for the Canadian Club sponsors on site, either.

Originally published by The Ontarion.

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About Tom Beedham

Tom Beedham is a Canadian writer and photographer whose work focuses on independent culture, experimental art, DIY communities, and their relationship to the mainstream. He has reported on a spectrum of creatives ranging from emerging acts to the definitive voices of cultural movements. He lives in Toronto, Ontario. He has contributed features to Exclaim!, NOW, A.Side (formerly AUX), Chart Attack, and VICE publications Noisey and THUMP, and has appeared as a correspondent on Daily VICE. Tom is also a co-organizer and curator of the inter-arts series Long Winter, for which he has overseen the publication of an online blog and print newspaper-style community publication, and, in collaboration with Lucy Satzewich, implemented harm reduction strategies for safer event spaces. From 2006-2012, he was Editor-in-Chief of Halton, ON -based youth magazine The Undercroft and served as an outreach worker for parent organization Peer Outreach Support Services and Education (POSSE) Project. He was also a DIY concert organizer in his hometown Georgetown, ON in the mid-2000s.

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