New band formed by the drummer (Simone Felice) from the Catskills-based band The Felice Brothers. Excellent acoustic based folk-rock that actually has some soul. Their music has influences as diverse as Neil Young and Smokey Robinson, and they are on the mellow side. They've released 2 discs in the past 2 years ("Nothing Gold Can Stay" and the recently released "Long Live...") and both are very strong. They were supposed to play Mountain Jam this past June but Simone had heart trouble and had to have emergency surgery. From their Facebook page: The Duke & The King are a soul-folk-glam ensemble from the sticks of New York founded, produced, and created by Simone Felice and Robert Bird Burke, featuring the sensational Simi Stone and Nowell" Reverend Loveday" Haskins, and like any traveling theatre troupe there's bound to be a growing cast of bewitching characters. Named for the traveling Shakespeare hustlers in 'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn'.
An excellent new band, look forward to seeing them live. Here's their website:http://thedukeandtheking.co.uk.