Our interview with
The Wild Feathers
Wow! I can’t even believe we are, where we are, with Feed the Band. This idea I had has exploded in something far more than my imagination could produce. The dream of combining my love for food and music has become a reality. There are many people who have helped me along the way and one of those people took time away from touring and releasing an album to be part of Feed the Band.
I had the opportunity to chat with Taylor Burns of The Wild Feathers. It was just out of luck, I happen to come across their music on YouTube. I can honestly tell you I fell in love with music all over again from the first strum of a guitar string in the song “Hard Times”. It just so happened I was going through a hard time that day and that track came through like an anthem. As someone who deals with the effects of bipolar, “Hard Times” resonates with me on multiple levels and has really got my mind out of some tough spots. From that day I knew The Wild Feathers were always going to have a place on my playlist.
The Wild Feathers, composed of Ricky Young, Joel King, Ben Domas and Taylor Burns have done something that few bands have done with music. Their music transcends the boundaries of genres and reaches out to multiple generations of music lovers. This is no small feat for any band or artist. Some take years to reach such a pinnacle and most never will. However, track after track and album after album The Wild Feathers reach this monumental achievement. They do it with such perfection that it sometimes it is easy to take for granted. However, many years from now you still will be able to pull out an album, play it, and have the same connection you did when you heard it the very first time. The Wild Feathers’ new album “Greetings from the Neon Frontier” is the next iteration of their timelessness.
Connect with The Wild Feathers
As I mentioned Taylor Burns spent a little time with us and we asked him a few questions about The Wild Feathers. Here is the interview and he was nice enough to send down a couple “Greetings from the Neon Frontier” albums in vinyl. Want one for your collection? Click to enter our giveaway at the end of the Interview. Now let’s get our questions answered.
Tell us how the Wild Feathers came to be.
Ricky, Joel and myself were all singers in our own bands before we met. They were living in Nashville and I was in Austin, TX. Through a chance meeting in Austin through a mutual friend and bass player we met, hung out, got drunk and played some songs together. We realized we shared a lot of the same influences and they told me they wanted to try something different with multiple singers that was more harmony driven and from then on that’s what we did.
The band seems it’s on a rocket ship with nothing but success ahead. What advice would you give your past self?
Be patient because it’s a long road to get where you want to be.
It’s late. You have been playing for hours and you are hungry. As you go to the kitchen what do you grab?
My go to is breakfast after a night of playing and drinking. So maybe some sort of eggs benedict with bacon, instead of ham or some French toast.
What is your biggest fear?
Not being able to play music for a living!
We are always developing recipes here at Southern Fellow. When writing music what recipe do you use?
There is no set recipe, if you will. It’s more of a fluid thing that changes depending on the tune and who brings the idea in.
If i gave you $5 to spend at a local Dollar Store, what would you buy?
Hmm… maybe some ice cream or sour gummy candy. Not really sure. LOL
What is your first fond memory of food?
At the age of 7 or so I became obsessed with crab legs. Still am matter fact. My mom was always blown away when I would ask to go get some. My sister was a picky eater and wouldn’t eat any seafood so it was a surprise for her youngest son to be requesting crab legs so often.
If Southern Fellow could develop a recipe for you, what would it be?
Hmm… that’s a tough one. Collectively we love bbq, seafood and I personally love Asian food (Japanese, Thai, Korean) so that’s tough. I wouldn’t want it to be too fancy. Something delicious and rustic.
Check out this recipe inspired by The Wild Feathers
East Meets South Smoked Wings
If you wrote a song about food, what would it be about?
BBQ I presume. However, we have yet to squeeze any food lyrics in any of our songs.
What does the next year look like for The Wild Feathers?
Touring pretty much throughout the rest of the year, playing some cool festivals and a few tv appearances. Just doing the thing we do best.
What are your top 3 musical influences?
I see you have released some new singles this year such as “Wildfire” and “Big Sky” What’s next for The Wild Feathers?
More tunes to come and thousands of more miles ahead in support of the release of our record, “Greetings from the Neon Frontier” out June 29th.
As I was writing up the interview The wild Feathers were making some pretty big appearances on tv, such as the Today Show on NBC. This all stands in testimony to a bright future these guys have. We at Southern Fellow would like to thank Taylor Burns and all the boys from The Wild Feathers. It is an honor to be part of such great music. The Wild Feathers will alway have a home here at Southern Fellow.
You can get “Greetings From The Neon Frontier” and all of their music on the usual suspects Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube, Google Music and Amazon Music. I know once you listen to The Wild Feathers you are going to want them on your playlist. For those of you who want an album you can hold, click below on our giveaway. We will be giving away “Greetings From The Neon Frontier” in vinyl. If that does not get you excited, nothing will.
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