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Country star Kip Moore in SLC Saturday, but arrive early for The Wild Feathers

Published March 28, 2013 10:00 am

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Kip Moore headlines this good ol'-fashioned country show, but arrive early to hear The Wild Feathers — a Nashville band that doesn't fit the country band mold.

Take the song "Backwoods Company," which features riffs and axes typically heard at hard-rock shows.

"Calling ourself a country band and playing that doesn't make much sense," said Ricky Young, one of four frontmen. "We're a rock 'n' roll band."

Most of the band is made up of Texans. The quartet formed in Nashville after realizing their talents were more powerful when combined.

With Joel King, Taylor Burns and Preston Wimberly joining Moore, the band straddles the line between country and rock.

The narratives have a hard-luck country sound, but the four-part vocal harmonies and guitars add an edge.

The band just finished playing at South by Southwest, and Young can't remember how many shows they played while in Austin.

"I lost count after 12 or 13," he said.

When • Saturday, 9 p.m.Where • The Depot, 400 W. South Temple, Salt Lake CityTickets • $20 in advance, $25 day of, at SmithsTix