I can’t lie, this was a last-minute ticket buy. We were at the Twins game (they were down by 8 after 4 innings) so we decided to check out this show. I had never heard of Horse Feathers, but I remember MusicScenePDX telling me that I should check out the show a while ago…I’m glad I did.
(Picture from their show in San Fransisco – same kind of set up at 7th street entry. Photo credit: Juan Ramirez)
7th Street Entry couldn’t have been a better venue to see them in. With Horse Feathers’ unique softer sound, we had the ability to watch this talented group perform at its best. 7th St. Entry did a great job with sound (maybe one of the best overall sound-jobs I’ve ever gotten) and made each member’s talent stand out at the right time.
The harmonies, the lyrics, the overall look and feel of the band made me feel like I was in a movie. I don’t know if there is a huge bluegrass kick going on around America right now (seems like it) but I don’t mind when a band like Horse Feathers comes along to show these other bands a different, outside approach of what it means to play bluegrass/indie/folk/soft rock/overall very talented music.
It was a great time to find a band like this as most of their music reminds me of what I would play at my cabin, BBQin, or just always on throughout the summer (yes, it’s that good). Unlike other “bigger” names I’ve seen lately who would be classified in the same music, Horse Feathers stood out simply because each song was different. It was the same, but different; know what I mean? I simply can’t explain how much I enjoyed this show.
The overall question: Would I go see Horse Feathers again? Yes. Again and again. If you haven’t check them out HERE or on TWITTER or figure out when they are coming around again and get to a show. Thank you Horse Feathers for restoring my faith in folk music one song at a time.