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article imageInterview with Taylor Burns from the rock group The Wild Feathers Special

By Markos Papadatos     Feb 1, 2014 in Entertainment
New York - Taylor Burns from the rock group The Wild Feathers chatted about their winter headlining North American tour, presented by Filter.
They are signed to Warner Brothers Records.
Alternative rock band Saints of Valory and rock group Jamestown Revival will serve as their opening acts on their tour. "They are great guys and they are easy to hang with," Burns said.
The Wild Feathers' North American tour commenced on January 22 in Austin, Texas and it will include a tour stop in New York City's Mercury Lounge on February 6. "That's awesome. It's our first sold-out show in New York. It feels pretty good," Burns said.
Their self-titled debut CD was produced by Jay Joyce (who has worked with Emmylou Harris and Cage the Elephant) and it came out on August 13, 2013. "Working with Jay was incredible. He is like a mad scientist. He brings out the best in you. He made the record that we wanted to make and that was really important to us. The way he does it is awesome," he said.
Their eponymous debut album has garnered rave reviews from such media outlets as Rolling Stone Magazine and the New York Daily News, among others. "That was surreal and hard to believe," he said. "We are very appreciative and we have been working really hard all year in supporting it. It's good to see that hard work paying off."
They were subsequently selected by Amazon as one of their "Rising Stars of 2014," which featured a free download of the band's new single "Got It Wrong." "We just took 'Got It Wrong' to radio about a month ago," he said.
The Wild Feathers have played over 200 live shows and they have shared the stage with such artists as Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Dwight Yoakam, among others. "All of those artists were incredible, but my favorite out of those was Willie Nelson. We did two weeks with him and we would bring us up on stage with him to sing old gospel songs with him which was so incredible. I would have to pinch myself and ask myself if that was really happening. I didn't realize how good of a guitar player he is. He is such a good songwriter, but he doesn't get enough credit for his guitar playing. Willie is amazing," he said.
The rock group performed their acclaimed single "The Ceiling" on such television shows as Jimmy Kimmel Live, Conan, as well as The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. The tune was honored with the "Sirius Spectrum Award" for "Best Song Discovery."
Burns listed rock songstress Jenny Lewis and Norah Jones as his dream female duet choices. "I love Jenny. She is awesome and she is on Warner Brothers too. Her last record was incredible," he said. "Norah is amazing too. We got to meet her at the Dylan Fest."
Growing up, he was inspired by such classic musicians as The Black Crowes, The Rolling Stones and The Beatles.
To learn more about The Wild Feathers and their upcoming tour dates, visit their official website.
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