When: Thu., Aug. 23, 9 p.m. 2012
It sure served The Beatles well. Ditto Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. Corral the creative energies of several different singer-songwriters in a band and — provided they all have at least semi-compatible personalities and like the performing part as well as the coming-up-with-material part — you may get something varied yet focused and even truly great, at least as long as the interpersonal magic lasts. Must’ve been what ex-solo locals Ricky Young and Joel King (who’s apparently dropped the “Tyler” from the middle of his name) had in mind when they asked the Austin duo of Preston Wimberly and Taylor Burns (who were previously known as Noble Dog) if they wanted to join forces. They did, and together these four are The Wild Feathers. A deal with Interscope didn’t pan out, but they’re getting a second chance with Warner Bros. and a soon-to-be-ready Jay Joyce-produced album. There’s a good chance it’ll hit the spot. These Gram-worshippers apply commercial pop values and melodicism to their red-blooded, harmony-sweetened roots rock.