Imagine if a group of brothers grew up in creek house in the Catskills, became skilled multi-instrumentalists and, eventually, produced roots-reared tracks that are as rife with evocative lyrics as they are full of boot-stomping bombast.
Envision no more. This family dynamic exists, and it beats in the form of the Felice Brothers, who will visit the Tralf Music Hall (622 Main St.) at 8 p.m. Feb. 12. Started by the sibling trio of Ian, James and Simone after the attacks on September 11, 2001, the band gained acclaim for both its gorgeous songwriting on albums like “The Felice Brothers” (2008) and follow-up “Yonder is the Clock,” as well as its freewheeling festival presence on accordion-accented tunes like “Frankie’s Gun” and the plank-rattling parade of “Penn Station.”
Now down to a Felice duo with Simone’s departure — but backed by bandmates Greg Farley, Josh Rawson and David Estabrook filling Simone’s place on drums — the act is reworked, but no less adherent to the rustic tones and Midnight Ramble ambiance that’s kept crowds pleased and intrigued since its inception. And whether conducting an alt-folk hoedown or circling though the light-hearted lines of the 2014 single “Cherry Licorice,” this vibe is alive and well. The Brothers’ weekend gig inside downtown’s Theatre District should prove as much.
Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 (box office, Ticketmaster).