The Wild Feathers
The Wild Feathers will release Alvarado on October 8th, 2021 via New West Records. The 12-track set was produced by the band and follows their 2020 career-spanning odds-and-ends collection Medium Rarities. Formed in 2010, The Wild Feathers have released three critically acclaimed studio albums, one live record captured at the historic Ryman Auditorium, and toured with Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Bob Seger, and more.
In early 2020, just weeks before pandemic swept the globe, The Wild Feathers were kicking off a brand new chapter—fully independent, no more label contract or team, soaring free of the weight of the industry on their backs. Then, the universe pulled the ripcord. When their major tour with Blackberry Smoke was canceled in March, the band—Ricky Young, Joel King, Taylor Burns, Ben Dumas, and Brett Moore—found themselves with unexpected time to reflect on their career so far.
Nashville-based southern rockers The Wild Feathers head to Brooklyn Bowl Nashville to celebrate their new album, Medium Rarities, set to release on November 20. The album is composed of B-sides, covers, demos, and other nuggets from the band's vault that will be showcased to the world for a special live stream on FANS on Friday, November 20 at 8PM CT.
Today, looking forward to the release of Medium Rarities, their brand-new full-length album of unreleased songs spanning the band’s decade-long career, The Wild Feathers have dropped another sneak peek with “Fire.” Showing the group's sonic growth with its understated verse arrangement, sparkling production, and arena-ready chorus, “Fire” represents The Wild Feathers’ most recently-written songs on their new compilation album of B-sides, covers, and rarities, out November 20th.
For the uninitiated, The Wild Feathers may be the purest, most energetic descendants of the musical legacy of The Band that are out on the club circuit today. Their eponymous debut album came out a little over a year ago, and they have been touring relentlessly since that time. Their live shows are, simply put, whiskey-soaked, rafter-rattling good times.
With Forecastle only a few days away The Wild Feathers are in the middle of a massive tour that dates back to early January. The Wild Feathers have been receiving rave reviews for their live performances and debut album which incorporates five vocalists into a folk-blues-rock sound. They will be playing the WFPK Port stage on Sunday at 1:15pm.
The Wild Feathers are continuing their touring streak through the summer. Fresh from a tour with Ryan Bingham and stops at the Sasquatch and Hangout Festivals, the Nashville five-piece has confirmed three more festivals: Milwaukee's Summerfest July 3rd, Louisville's Forecastle Festival July14th and Austin City Limits October 6th & 13th.