The Felice Brothers, 'Celebration, Florida' (Fat Possum)

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Celebration, Florida
Critical Mass
Release Date: May 10, 2011
Label: Fat Possum

by David Menconi

Plenty of bands try to re-create Bob Dylan's mid-'60s apex, but Celebration, Florida sounds like it's conjuring Dylan's mid-'70s Rolling Thunder Revue period. These 11 songs play out like a series of character sketches drawn behind the scenes at a decrepit carnival, set to after-hours folk blues as raw and unhinged as the subject matter. Ian Felice's voice ranges from carny-barker, wise-guy cackle to anguished moan, especially on the closing dirge "River Jordan," which pines for paradise before concluding, "Fuck my whole career / You don't want me here." He sounds ready to jump.

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