The Wild Feathers, James Bay
311 E. Congress St.
Tucson, AZ, 85701
Doors 7:00 PM (event ends at 10:00 PM)
This event is all ages
I was born in Pennsylvania and raised in Oregon, in a small town called Roseburg. I grew up listening to my Dad write and sing the blues and started performing with him in his blues bands when I was a kid. I fell in love with the sincerity of Etta, the soul of Muddy and the power of Big Mama. When I got older I started writing hooks for and performing with local rappers from Eugene. I fell in love with hip-hop, with it's authenticity. Now I'm married to em both. DIRTY SHINE!
The Wild Feathers
Ricky Young, Joel King, Taylor Burns and Preston
Wimberly, grew up steeped in music; playing solo gigs, touring with local bands and working at venues. The four guys came together in Austin in 2010 through coincidence, mutual friends, and a shared love of the classics: Petty, Dylan, Cash, The Band, Allman Bros, Neil Young and Willie Nelson. They immediately began playing together
and became The Wild Feathers. The young band spent the next year writing and defining their sound and touring around the country, sharing the stage with Delta Spirit, Surfer Blood and The Heavy, even landing an opening spot on Paul Simon's 2011 fall tour.
The Wild Feathers are a truly American band: their music takes elements of the best of rock, country, folk and blues music and reshapes it in a way that is both unique and modern
James Bay is a 22 year-old artist who possesses that untarnished strain of talent that many newcomers lose as they develop over time. His raw expressions and graveled voice work in a magical unison that captivates audiences and strips pop melodies back to a skeletal efficiency. Bringing his own twist to the music of his heroes Carole King, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Jackson Browne and James Taylor, James Bay is a young singer-songwriter hailing from the small town of Hitchin in the UK, who has already gained a great reputation thanks to stints at London's Blue Flowers club, supporting Laura Mvula, and the Communion monthly night at Notting Hill Arts Club. He recently opened for Rae Morris across the UK and is about to embark on his first dates across America in support of his debut EP (out in Summer 2013) and will be opening for The Rolling Stones in Hyde Park, London in July.