Imagine pointing some beautiful, vintage Mustang convertible down a Middle American highway for a moment. There's a sea of endless prairies and plains stretching out around you. The road; a streak of concrete into the horizon, where the only evidence of civilization exists clustered around gas stations and dive bars at the interstate off ramp. Curiosity gets the best of you and with a flick of the turn signal you're veering off the road right for that roadhouse a place where bikers, truck drivers, and local meat/metal heads, bad ass farmers' daughters, and working-class factory folk all gather when the sun goes down. It's kind of an ultimate American image, right? Shrouded in Red, White, and Blue, cheap beer, and the stench of strong whiskey. And of course there's a band; a swaggering, semi-drunk cyclone of country, blues, folk, and rock whipping all of those colorful characters into an absolute fury. Requires a vivid imagination, I know. But the band? They're very real. They're The Wild Feathers and they're pretty much here to kick your ass.
Willy Nelson recently tapped the Nashville band for support on a slew of upcoming dates. One look at the concert flick we captured down in Austin during the most recent incarnation of SXSW and it's easy to see/hear why. This is what happens when four lead singers get along, don't step on each other's toes, and focus on creative camaraderie. The band's got a doozy of a full-length they're just sitting on, waiting for the perfect time to pounce on the music world. Until then our video, like that great roadhouse of your imagination, is the best place in town to hear The Feathers electrifying, soul stirring, and utterly reverent rock and roll.