JBP here. I'm back from a long break, getting situated in my new house and spending time with loved ones especially my dog, Floyd. Anyway, it's my pleasure to give a short overview of Yellow Feathers newest studio album, “And Gold” before this year is up.
Yellow Feather is a band from North Carolina and this album was recorded in Echo Mountain Studios in Asheville; which has been doing great work in that local area. Yellow Feather also includes, Casey Kristofferson, daughter of legendary Kris Kristofferson and again, I am able to review the next generation of musically talented families. Included in Yellow Feather are guitarist/vocalist Hunter Begley, lap steel player Charlie Wills and the album features drummer Herschel VanDyke and bassist Robert Parks along with a number of special guests.
This strong and lyrically poignant album, hits you from the opening song “If You Ain't Cheatin’ a story about a relationship gone south. From the first listen, this album is fun and well recorded with various influences from many genres of musical history. I also enjoyed the album artwork and logo seen below. This album masterfully mixes beautiful harmonies and vocal structures from Casey and Hunter. Songs like "Blood and Bones" accentuate the classic country sound, while others inspire a more Folk-Americana arrangement but all seamlessly blending together to form a cohesive album structure.
All-around, Casey Kristofferson and Yellow Feather seem to be a very talented band, who can not only put on a great live performance, (which I have watched on YouTube) but also record a very well-done, thoughtful and creative studio album. "And Gold" is an album that any Country-Folk-Americana lover should listen to and add to their collection. While many of you may know, Country and Americana are not my favorite genre but what speaks to me or appeals to me is this revival of Classic Country vibes and bringing back the origins of this music and getting away from he Pop-Rap BS that is “Country Music” nowadays. Bands like Yellow Feather could lead the way into a new wave of real, thoughtful, intelligent and heartfelt music.
‘And Gold’ can be found anywhere you get your new music https://open.spotify.com/album/3pHGJZtbjtPfIdz436EIvY and https://www.yellowfeatherband.com/
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