Month of May 5 of 30: Taylor Burns of Wild Feathers

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Editor-in-Chief

Every day for the entire month, we’ll be asking (and publishing) 31 musicians the same question. This month, the question is: You’re playing a show in which you’re covering an album from beginning to end. What record do you choose to interpret?

Day 5 for the Month of May is Taylor Burns of The Wild Feathers.

For a complete list of other answers, find the main Month of May page here.

The Wild Feathers’ self-titled debut album was released last year with glowing reviews for the Americana band. Like The Wild Feathers on Facebook here and follow them on Twitter here. Watch/Listen to “Got It Wrong” below.

SweetheartoftheRodeoYou’re playing a show in which you’re covering an album from beginning to end. What record do you choose to interpret?

Definitely gotta be The Byrds’ Sweetheart Of The Rodeo. Man, I’ve just always loved this record and wanted to try and see if we could pull it off.

How many records did you think about before going with Sweetheart Of The Rodeo?

To be honest only this one and one other, Joe Cocker’s Mad Dogs and Englishmen.

It has such a great collection of songs. How do you think you guys would split up the lead vocal duties?

Good question. No idea how we’d try to split up who sings what. I know there would be a few fights over a couple of the tunes. I would definitely want to sing “The Christian Life,” I Am A Pilgrim,” “You’re Still On My Mind,” and “Hickory Wind.” Like I said, there would be some fights over who sings what.

Have You played anything from the record live before?

We’ve covered “You Ain’t Goin Nowhere.” a time or two.

What do you think would be the most intimidating song to play?

Probably “Pretty Boy Floyd” since none of us play banjo. May have to get someone to help us out with that one.

This record, I think there’d be numerous ways to do it. It could be real intimate or done in a real rocking kind of atmosphere and space. What kind of venue would you want to do it in?

Man, I see us doing it in a loud, seedy, smokey dive bar. Like maybe the 5 spot in East Nashville or The White Horse in Austin.

 

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