The Wild Feathers released Alvarado via New West Records. The 12-track set was produced by the band and follows their 2020 career-spanning odds-and-ends collection Medium Rarities. Formed in 2010, The Wild Feathers have released three critically acclaimed studio albums, one live record captured at the historic Ryman Auditorium, and toured with Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Bob Seger, and more.
After a major tour with Blackberry Smoke was rescheduled due to the COVID-19 Pandemic last year, the group hunkered down in a small cabin northwest of Nashville in VanLeer, TN. Using the confidence gained from self-producing three new songs found on Medium Rarities, The Wild Feathers decided to keep things in-house, producing themselves, which was a part of the hard-scrabble work ethic that got them their success in the first place. For the first time without a fancy studio, the band were confident and calm during the process, which cohesively allowed the sound to be exactly what they felt like instead of having to answer to anyone. Knocking out 14 songs in just four days, they bonded over barbecues and beers and there was a warmness that hadn’t been present since their early days. This relaxed approach is reflected in the laid-back nature of the songs featured on the stellar Alvarado.
Today, American Songwriter premiered the album in full alongside a feature with the band about its creation. Calling them a “pioneering band,” they say, “For over a decade, The Wild Feathers have forgone the rules and regulations set by the rigid music industry, making the records they want to make and releasing them as they please...the 12-track collection sees The Wild Feathers stepping confidently in a new direction, resulting in some of their most realized recordings to date.” Hear Alvarado in its entirety HERE.
The Wild Feathers have launched headline dates in support of Alvarado and will be in Chattanooga, TN tonight with a special hometown record release show in Nashville, TN tomorrow night. The tour features stops at Antone’s in Austin, TX, Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa, OK, Thalia Hall in Chicago, IL as well as a “Spirit of the South” date with Blackberry Smoke and The Allman Betts Band at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on October 28th. Please see dates below, with more to be announced soon.
With Alvarado, The Wild Feathers have done what’s usually a difficult task for a band at this stage of their career: evolve and produce some of their best work to date.
The Wild Feathers’ Alvarado will be available across digital platforms, compact disc, and standard black vinyl. A limited “Color in Color Orange & Black Blob” vinyl edition will be available at Independent Retailers worldwide while a limited to 500 “Orange & Black Swirl” edition is available NOW via NEW WEST RECORDS.
The Wild Feathers On Tour (More Dates To Be Announced Soon):
October 7 - Station Street Live - Chattanooga, TN
October 8 - Brooklyn Bowl - Nashville, TN
October 9 - Center Stage/The Loft - Atlanta, GA
October 10 - Druid City Music Hall - Tuscaloosa, AL
October 12 - House of Blues - The Parish - New Orleans, LA
October 14 - Tower Theatre - Oklahoma City, OK
October 15 - Kessler Theater - Dallas, TX
October 16 - The Heights Theater - Houston, TX
October 17 - Antone's - Austin, TX
October 19 - The Wave - Wichita, KS
October 21 - Cain's Ballroom - Tulsa, OK
October 22 - Blue Note - Columbia, MO
October 23 - The Castle Theatre - Bloomington, IN
October 24 - Thalia Hall - Chicago, IL
October 26 - Barnato Lounge - Omaha, NE
October 28 - Red Rocks Amphitheatre - Morrison, CO *
October 30 - Off Broadway - St. Louis, MO
November 11 - Mercury Ballroom - Louisville, KY
November 12 - Madison Theatre - Covington, KY
November 14 - The Hamilton - Washington, DC
November 16 - Westcott Theater - Syracuse, NY
November 18 - Brooklyn Bowl - Philadelphia, PA
November 19 - Crystal Ballroom - Somerville, MA
November 20 - Brooklyn Bowl - New York, NY
November 21 - River Road Farm - Franklin, VA
* The Spirit of the South Tour with Blackberry Smoke & The Allman Betts Band