The Felice Brothers play Flatbread

The Felice Brothers, a rock and roots-based band, perform on the Island Saturday night. — Photo courtesy of Ground Control

The Felice Brothers are hot off of a glorious set at the Newport Folk Festival where, in their own way they dipped into their repertoire of folk classics. They will bring their singular music to Flatbread at the airport on August 24. A rock-based, roots-based, folk/country/rock band from upstate New York, they got their start as a band of brothers playing in New York City’s subways.

The group’s approach encompasses an ever-widening range of musical styles, from straight folk to straight country to straight-up rock and even a little dance hall music. They can be fearless in their lack of restraint and respect for genres when they mix it up.

Pithy, Dylan-ish lyrics and well-orchestrated arrangements define both their recordings and their live performances.

First specializing in rock ‘n’ roll, they spent the last few years exploring a more reflective side of its barroom-friendly, folk-friendly, accordion-enhanced sound on albums like the 2011 hit, Celebration, Florida.

Music: The Felice Brothers, with Good Night Louise and Oh, Cassius, Saturday, August 24, 9 pm, Flatbread Company, M.V. Airport, Edgartown. $25; $20 in advance. For more information and tickets, call 508-693-1137 or visit