The Duke & The King On Mountain Stage

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Set List

  • "The Morning That I Get to Hell"
  • "The Devil Is Real"
  • "American Song"
  • "If You Ever Get Famous"

Nothing Gold Can Stay is the debut record by New York-based duo Simone Felice and Robert "Chicken" Burke, collectively known as The Duke & The King. Named after two characters in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the duo is joined here in live performance by "The Deacon" Nowell Haskins. Combining brisk harmony and simple accompaniment, the trio performs four songs from Nothing Gold, all written or co-written by the group's members.

Felice is a noted author and member of alt-country rockers The Felice Brothers; Burke, a noted instrumentalist with Toshi Reagon and a George Clinton collaborator. Both ventured to The Chapel, a cabin and home studio in the woods outside of Woodstock, N.Y., to record Nothing Gold Can Stay. The trio is wrapping up a U.K. tour now.

This feature originally ran Sept. 25, 2009.

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