Americana Duo, The Black Feathers, New Music Video “The Ghosts Have Eaten Well”

With abundant critical acclaim throughout the UK and Europe, the UK acoustic folk/Americana duo, The Black Feathers, are pleased to announce their debut American tour this fall. They will perform songs from their current album, Soaked to the Bone, on their 21-city tour, which kicked off in Nashville on September 15th.

The 11 track album, including the singles “All For You” and “Winter Moves In”, were recorded at Strawhouse Studios in Oxford with acclaimed musician and producer Richard Neuberg, and mixed by James Towler at Wincraft Studios, home of Steve Winwood, who The Black Feathers supported on his recent Greatest Hits tour.

Their stand-alone single “Holy Water” was produced at Driftwood Studios on Mersea Island in Essex with Jay Stapley, renown guitarist for Roger Waters and Mike Oldfield.

Although they have additional instruments on the recording, The Black Feathers did not want the other sounds to influence them, leading them to record their parts live. They then added cello, violin, viola, mandolin, double bass, dobro, pedal steel and percussion creating their mesmerizing sound. This made Soaked to the Bone a perfect combination of subtle arrangements and incredible live performances.

Upon release in the UK, Soaked to the Bone was met with critical acclaim and broke into the Top 10 in the iTunes UK Countrychart and the Official UK Americana Chart.

Songs from the album have been played numerous times on regional BBC Radio, including BBC Radio ScotlandBBC Radio 2, and BBC Radio 2 Country. Additionally, it received Album of the Year awards from The TelegraphFATEABBC Radio Gloucestershire, and the Sunday Mercury.

As they embark on their US tour, The Black Feathers have already been met with success selling out their first performance at The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville as part of AmericanaFest 2018. They have also recently released the music video to their latest single,“The Ghosts Have Eaten Well”, further enchanting audiences with emotive lyricism.

Be sure to check out their new album, Soaked to the Bone, and don’t miss out on their live performances – check out the tour dates below!


The Black Feathers 2018 Fall Tour Dates

9/15 – AmericanaFest 2018 at Bluebird Cafe – SOLD OUT

10/4 – Cameo Art House Theatre, Fayetteville, NC

10/5 – The Roosters Wife, Aberdeen, NC

10/6 – Music on Malphrus, Bluffton, SC

10/12 – Drum n Strum , Warrenton, VA – 7:30pm – $20

10/13 – Coopers House Concert, Columbia, MD

10/14 – Sevareid House Concert, Alexandria, VA

10/19 – Folkus, Syracuse, NY

10/20 – Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs, NY

10/21 – Cot and Crackers House Concert, Schuyler Lake, NY

10/25 – House Concert, Huntington, VT

10/27 – 6 On The Square, Oxford, NY

10/28 – Trinity Music Series, Portland, CT,

11/2 – Lizard Lounge, Cambridge, MA

11/3 – Old Sloop Coffeehouse, Rockport, MA

11/4 – House Concert, New Haven, CT

11/10 – Eiland Arts Centre, Merchantville, NJ

11/11 – Rosie’s Cafe Concerts, Brick, NJ

11/13 – Rockwood Music Hall, New York, NY

11/16 – Our Times Coffeehouse, Garden City, NY

11/18 – Cozy Cabin House Concerts, Watchung, NJ, US

  1. Take Me Back
2. Goodbye Tomorrow
3. Arclight
4. Blind
5. All For You
6. Homesick
7. Winter Moves In
8. Down By The River
9. Make You Feel My Love
10. Spider and The Fly
11. Clear Blue Sky

Ray Hughes and Sian Chandler became aware of the magic between them while collaborating on several musical projects, becoming The Black Feathers and life partners in 2012. There is a unique bond that they share, both in music, and in life. Equal and opposite from each other, the perfectly paired timbres of their voices create a tone that reaches deep down into the listener and stirs up emotions that were previously imperceptible. A broad and deep range of musical traditions from rock to folk to roots and Americana can be heard within their songs, resulting in a unique sound, with Hughes’ guitar work buoying the kind of harmonies often only heard in family bands.

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