The Wild Feathers brought their rootsy rock sound with Desert Noises and The Apache Relay to a sold out crowd in The Windy City.
Desert Noises took the stage in Chicago to open the show. They hail from Utah, and the crowd seemed to respond to their catchy lyrics and the many influences that encapsulate their music. You can definitely hear soul R&B, psychedelic rock, folk, and blues in their songs. This band is well-rounded with strong musicians. Desert Noises are touring in support of their debut album,Â 27 Ways, which has beenÂ released on L.A-based indie label, SQE Music.
The Apache Relay is a band out of Nashville that embraces the Indie-roots sound. They have found themselves touringÂ with Mumford and Sons as well as hitting the festival circuit, playing Bonnaroo, Newport Folk Festival, Firefly Music Festival, and Voodoo Music Experience to name a few. They are lively on stage, and comfortable with their current line up and the sound they produce. This band is no stranger to touring, and this time around, they are supporting their release, The Apache Relay, fromÂ Nomadic Records/So Recordings.
The Wild Feathers are a unique meld of rock, blues, folk and country from Nashville. Just as four vocalists came together to form a cohesive group, they have taken these four genres and evolved them into something they can truly be proud of. Their sound puts together five unique individuals with four lead singers: Joel King, Ricky Young, Taylor Burns and Preston Wimberly. Drummer Ben Dumas, rounds out the band. It is obviously not one lead singer mashed together with some backup vocals. It is very much a “beautiful, four-headed monster,” as Joel calls it. Â They appear to work together effortlessly and seamlessly.
The Metro was at capacity as they took the stage. Â The crowd responded to their songs with much applause and gratitude. “Lonely is a Lifetime,” a song that will be recorded for the new album, was met with great applause. A memorable part of the evening was when The Wild Feathers played “Left My Woman” and Â virtually the entire crowd was singing. The band stood amazed on stage and silent as the crowd sang the entire chorus. The look of gratitude and awe was palpable. It was touching to see them so consumed with the fact that their music is touching others to that extent. Â During the encore, they called all the other bands on stage to join them in “The Weight” by The Band.