Wednesday, August 11, 2021
– The Wild Feathers will release "Alvarado" on Oct. 8 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 studio albums, one live record captured at the Ryman Auditorium.
After a tour with Blackberry Smoke was rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic last year, the group hunkered down in a cabin northwest of Nashville in VanLeer, Tenn. Self-producing three new songs found on the "Medium Rarities" compilation, The Wild Feathers kept things in-house, producing themselves.
Knocking out 14 songs in four days, the group released "Another Sunny Day" from the album.
Ricky Young said. "In a lot of ways, 'Another Sunny Day' is a great example of what 'Alvarado' stands for: an optimistic look into the future with the growing pains of being a band for a decade in the past. A wiser and happier group of guys that love what they do."
The first single is "Ain't Lookin'" with Young saying, "We've always written and demoed new songs in a cabin outside of town and then gone into the studio to record the album. This time, we decided to take the studio to the cabin and produce it ourselves. We've never been more proud of a collection of songs because it feels and sounds exactly how we wanted it to. No outside input or opinions, just the five of us in a room together."
The track list is:
2. Ain't Lookin'
3. Over the Edge
4. Side Street Shakedown
5. Out on the Road
6. Get Out of My Own Way
7. Off Your Shoulders
9. Top of the World
11. Midway Motel
12. Another Sunny Day
The Wild Feathers have embarked on the "Spirit of the South" tour alongside Blackberry Smoke and The Allman Betts Band. A "Celebration of Southern Rock N' Roll," the tour was created to honor the various influences within Southern music with each show concluding with a collaborative finale between the three bands. The Wild Feathers have also announced their initial headline tour dates in support of "Alvarado."
Aug. 12 - MECU Pavilion - Baltimore *
Aug. 13 - The Stone Pony Summer Stage - Asbury Park, NJ *
Aug. 14 - Atlantic Bank Pavilion - Portsmouth, VA ~
Aug. 15 - Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre - Charlotte, NC *
Aug. 17 - Red Hat Amphitheater - Raleigh, NC *
Aug. 19 - PNC Pavilion - Cincinnati *
Aug. 20 - Ascend Amphitheater - Nashville *
Aug. 21 - Ameris Bank Amphitheater - Alpharetta, GA *
Aug. 25 - The Rooftop at Pier 17 - New York *
Aug. 26 - Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion - Boston *
Aug. 27 - Santander Arena - Reading, PA *
Sept. 15 - Hi-Fi - The Annex - Indianapolis, IN
Sept. 16 - The Bottleneck - Lawrence, KS
Sept. 17 - Boondocks - Springfield, IL
Sept. 18 - Shipyard Music Festival - Cape Giradeau, MO
Oct. 10 - Druid City Music Hall - Tuscaloosa, AL
Oct. 12 - House of Blues - The Parish - New Orleans
Oct. 14 - Tower Theatre - Oklahoma City, OK
Oct. 15 - Kessler Theater - Dallas
Oct. 16 - The Heights Theater - Houston
Oct. 17 - Antone's - Austin
Oct. 19 - The Wave - Wichita, KS
Oct. 21 - Cain's Ballroom - Tulsa, OK
Oct. 22 - Blue Note - Columbia, MO
Oct. 23 - The Castle Theatre - Bloomington, IN
Oct. 24 - Thalia Hall - Chicago
Oct. 26 - Barnato Lounge - Omaha, NE
Oct. 28 - Red Rocks Amphitheatre - Morrison, CO *
Oct. 30 - Off Broadway - St. Louis
Nov. 11 - Mercury Ballroom - Louisville, KY
Nov. 14 - The Hamilton - Washington, D.C.
Nov. 16 - Westcott Theater - Syracuse, NY
Nov. 21 - River Road Farm - Franklin, VA
* The Spirit of the South Tour with Blackberry Smoke and The Allman Betts Band
~ Blackberry Smoke and The Wild Feathers only