Guardian Pick of the Week

Sunday, 18th April 2010

The GuardianThe Duke & The King's upcoming tour dates (Starting Monday in London) were flagged up in this weekends' Guardian 'Pick of the week' section.With their all for one, one for all mentality, the Felice Brothers are among the most exciting prospects in rootsy American music: moderately dangerous, bound together by their love for American mythologies. Duly, one slightly fears for their health now that Simone Felice has departed for the Duke And The King. This group walk through similar landscapes, but on smoother trails, the work of Felice and collaborator Robert Bird Burke recalling the laidback reveries of Laurel Canyon singer-songwriters, circa 1971. The execution is mellow, but sincere passion burns beneath.- John