This year has been an impressive one for the Nashville five-piece, who released their Jay Joyce (Cage the Elephant, Emmylou Harris)-produced debut album August 13th via Warner Bros Records. They have played well over 200 shows, with Gary Clark Jr, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Dawes, Dwight Yoakam and ZZ Ward,.and more, and stopped at the Austin City Limits festival, San Francisco’s Outside Lands, Sasquatch and Hangout Festivals, Milwaukee's Summerfest, Louisville's Forecastle Festival and Nashville’s Live on the Green. The Wild Feathers performed their acclaimed single “The Ceiling,” which the Minneapolis Star Tribune called “perhaps the most elegantly crafted song of the year” on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Conan and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and the track just won the Sirius Spectrum Award for Best Song Discovery.
Amazon has selected The Wild Feathers for their “Rising Stars of 2014” campaign, which runs from December 25th to January 31st. The program features a free download of the band’s new single “Got It Wrong,” which they performed on Rachael Ray December 10th.
Critical response to The Wild Feathers has been effusive. Rolling Stone declared the album “something that fans of heartland artists like the Avett Brothers and My Morning Jacket will appreciate while it recalls the magic of Tom Petty and Neil Young,” Relix called it “boisterous and impassioned, reverberating with a raw, live quality,” Baeble Music said, “Electrifying, soul stirring, and utterly reverent rock and roll…they're The Wild Feathers and they're pretty much here to kick your ass,” and the NY Daily News gave the album four stars, declaring “the Feathers have the vulnerability and beauty of the Jayhawks...the chemistry they found has the ‘eureka’ effect of the great American harmony-rock bands, from Buffalo Springfield to Poco.”