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Fast Five: The Black Feathers



How did you meet and what’s the story behind your band name?

We met at a mutual friends rock gig. Ray was drunk and very loud! ‘The Black Feathers’ was the only sensible name we could agree on after days of coming up with comedy names like ‘Mike Savers Bacon Snappers’. We wanted ‘Black Feathers’ but the web domain was taken by a funeral directors…

How would you describe your music?

English folk meets Americana. So you’d find us floating somewhere in the midatlantic, eating cake.

What have you been up to so far and what can we expect over the coming months?

We did one gig to test the water with our original songs a year and a half ago and we haven’t really stopped since. We’ve been playing all over the UK, and also in and around Nashville Tennessee. For the next few months we will be doing more of the same, eating, sleeping, and breathing feathers! We have a show booked at The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville in the summer which we are really looking forward to.

If you could duet with anybody who would it be and why?

Tricky, seeing as we are a duo… If we were to pick an artist we’d like to work with, it would be Alison Krauss, but only if she brings Union Station with her!

What’s your desert island disc and why would you take this one album?

Our Vocal warm up because we never leave home without it! :-p Seriously though… Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings live… because we play it on our way to gigs and it never gets old.