by / October 21st, 2014 /

Incoming: Simone Felice

Who are you and where are you from?

Simone Felice, Palenville, Catskill Mountains, New York

Who are your favorite artists from home?

John Herald, Bob Dylan & The Band

What’s it really like touring?

It’s a weird gypsy reality, a time warp, a dream come true, a curse…

What’s your favourite city/town/venue to play?

Leap Castle, Roscrea

What’s your ideal festival line-up?

Jimmy Hendrix with the original Experience, Sandy Denny Solo, Eliot Smith, all the restless, miraculous ghosts…

What has been your biggest achievement of the year?

I brought my little daughter to the sea this summer for the first time and we saw whales… Also I just received my first gold record last week from Columbia Records for my work on The Avett Brothers‘ album I & Love & You

What was the worst piece of advice you were given?

‘Try a few of these…’

What do you do to relax?

Obscenely long walks in the woods

What are you reading?

The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher by Hilary Mantel

How about TV, anything good on the box?

The final season of Boardwalk Empire!!

Do you have a favourite YouTube video?

The drummer that’s in the wrong band

What website do you visit most?

New York Times

What is your favourite:

Record? Blue, Joni Mitchell

Song? ‘Fruits of My Labor’, Lucinda Williams

Lost classic song? ‘Who knows where the time goes’, Sandy Denny

Record label? Team Love

Who is your favourite current artist?

The National

A new artist that you are most excited about?

James Blake

What was the last great gig you have seen?

Jackson Brown Solo acoustic at the Palace in Albany NY

Worst show?

Lou Reed & Metallica

What should we expect from your Irish shows?

Strip Tease, Harmonium, Secrets

You can see SimoneFelice live in Dublin’s Workmans Club on October 29th. tickets are €18 and available here