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Review: The Wild Feathers, Juanita's March 5

Posted By on Wed, Mar 6, 2013 at 10:08 AM

The Wild Feathers played at Juanitas Monday pic
  • The Wild Feathers played at Juanita's Monday.

Monday night, Nashville’s up-and-coming Americana-rock quartet The Wild Feathers came to Juanita’s, showcasing impressive musical chops and proving they belong in the national spotlight.

Opening their set with the attention-grabbing single “Backwoods Company,” the young-yet-promising group excited the crowd with their clean, homegrown rock/folk/country/bluesy sound and soothing harmonies throughout the night. While many of their songs have a decidedly country feel to them, it would be inaccurate to categorize them simply as a “country band.” A few of their slower ballads bring tire swings and swimming holes to mind, but most of their music is layered with catchy, hard-rock hooks and modern guitar riffs that are impossible to ignore.

After seeing them live, it’s hardly surprising this newly-formed group was able to secure a spot opening for Paul Simon’s 2011 fall tour, although I was pleasantly surprised by their encore — Led Zeppelin’s “Hey Hey What Can I Do.” Ya know, no big deal.

Be sure to check out the beautifully-shot videos for their debut single “Backwoods Company” (which, after the show, singer Joel King informed me was shot during an actual party in the woods) and the accompanying “sequel” video for "The Ceiling." Keep these guys on your radar, folks — they're just getting started and are likely to hit the bigtime soon. And word on the street is they’ll be hitting up Little Rock for another round of soul-baring rock before you know it.

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