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?
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?
A new artist that you are most excited about?
What was the last great gig you have seen?
Jackson Brown Solo acoustic at the Palace in Albany NY
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