The Felice Brothers, a country-rock band from New York's Catskill Mountains, will perform in concert Friday night, Aug. 30, at the Fairfield Theatre Company's StageOne.
Doors at the 70 Sanford St. theater open at 7 p.m. and the show is set for 7:30.
Led by brothers James and Ian Felice, the five-member band plays what the FTC said was a blend of folk, Americana, and roots rock that has "a uniquely earthy sound."
Formed in 2006, the band has recorded nine albums, including the 2012 release "God Bless You, Amigo," a mix of original songs and covers of classic folk songs.
James Felice, who plays accordion and keyboards, and his brother Ian, the lead vocalist and guitarist, both are self-taught musicians, and the band had no formal musical training before it formed, FTC said in a news release.
According to the release, the band has received positive reviews from Esquire, Filter, The New York Times, NPR, Spin, Time Out New York and Uncut.
The group's songs tell stories, some of them based on real characters. "Ponzi," for example, is a fictionalized tale of a family called the Kings, but is clearly based on the Madoffs. "Cus's Catskill Gym," is a more truthful story of former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson's workouts at his manager Cus D'Amato's Catskill Boxing Club.
Writing for Popmatters.com, Steve Horowitz said, "The Felice Brothers create cinematic songs with plots, characters and settings that could easily be made into screenplays, or seem reminiscent of something you think you have already seen."
For tickets or more information, call 203-259-1036 or visit fairfieldtheatre.org.