The Wild Feathers - Warner Bros. Records
The last thing anyone needs are more bands coming to fruition via the Mumford & Sons folk/rock/Americana explosion of the years past. I first brushed The Wild Feathers into that category mainly due to their name but oh how quickly did I realized they are on the opposite end of the country folk rock spectrum. Plus they are American. U.S.A! U.S.A!
Texas formed but based in Nashville, TN the quintet play with that Southern charm that you would expect. Plus add a tinge of heartache and you got a great rock and roll band. Think of The Jayhawks mixed with Creedence Clearwater Revival. Folky (Tall Boots) when they wanna be but always pure country-rock (Backwoods Company) with the appropriate harmonies of course.
The Ceiling is the song of the album. You will probably get sick of it. But for now it’s stomp along vibe will be your jam. Ricky Young is channeling his best Hootie & The Blowfish vocal and it’s amazing. I rocked the Cracked Rear View cassette in the ’90s…I was a pretty cool 9 year old.
The self titled debut came out August of 2013. So I’m a year late to the party but I better late than never, right? It’s an ambitious yet solid endeavor that I will be on rotation the rest of this hot Texas summer.