Stepping into the Spotlight with The Wild Feathers

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Every week we like to spotlight a rising bands from outside of New England. Today, we get to know Nashville’s The Wild Feathers. You can catch the band in Boston when they perform at the Brighton Music Hall on Sunday, February 9. Learn more about the band, below.

Band Name: The Wild Feathers

Band Members:
Taylor Burns: Guitar, Vocals
Joel King: Bass, Vocals
Ricky Young: Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Preston Wimberly: Lead Guitar, Pedal Steel Guitar
Ben Jarvis: Drums

The Wild Feathers (2013)


How did you form/start?

Ricky and Joel starting writing songs together in Nashville and came up with the idea of starting a band with multiple singers and songwriters. A little later on, they met Taylor and Preston in Austin and connected with them over music and then everyone began writing songs together.

Finish the sentence, someone would like your band if they like…

…honest rock n roll with great harmonies over big drums and guitars.

What song of yours should people listen to first and why?

People should listen to “The Ceiling” (streaming below) first because it really showcases the 3 singers and their songwriting style and delivery.

Walk us through your songwriting process.

I cannot really walk you through the songwriting process. It’s a very organic process that happens differently with every song. There are song that are written solely by one person and then there are others that are a culmination of everyone’s different ideas.

Tell us a little bit about your latest album.

Our latest, and only, album was released in August of 2013. We worked extremely hard with producer Jay Joyce who was incredible to work with. We recorded it in a live setting, which is pretty rare these days, but that’s how all the records we grew up on were recorded so that’s what we wanted to do.

What has your most memorable moment as a band been?

Singing on stage alongside Willie Nelson was an amazing moment. Just up there having fun and cutting up on stage with a legend who is also having a blast is indescribable. I’m still like, “wait, that happened?”

What has been the hardest part of building your name onto the national level?

Just trying to figure out how to get our name onto the national level is hard enough! There’s no set formula for getting people’s attention. We just gotta keep touring as much as we can and working hard everyday.

Who are the best bands from your hometown that we might not know about?

Buffallo Clover, Photo Ops, Coinship, Bern Kelly, and Field Days. Go check them out and buy all their music.

What band would you most like to open for?

The Beatles. But if you mean bands still working today, I’d have to say Neil Young & Crazy Horse and Wilco.

Who is your all-time favorite Boston band?

Gotta say Aerosmith right? How about The Mighty Mighty Bosstones?

What are your thoughts on playing Boston

We’ve been looking forward to this Boston show for a while. Last time we played in Boston, we were the opening act, yet we still saw a lot of people there already wearing Wild Feathers shirts. So we are excited to be back as headliners. We love Boston!

What can people expect from your live show and why should our readers catch your next stop in Boston?

We guarantee a highly energetic and heartfelt rock n roll show. There’s nothing we love more than playing our music, and we put every ounce of ourselves into it every night. And it shows.

 **All questions answered by Ben Jarvis.

The Wild Feathers will perform at the Brighton Music Hall on Sunday, February 9. Tickets for the show are available in advance for $13 through Ticketmaster.

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