Sundilla To Present The Black Feathers Oct. 21

The Black Feathers is an English duo consisting of Ray Hughes and Sian Chandler. PHOTO CONTRIBUTED TO THE OBSERVER



The Black Feathers, an award-winning duo from Gloucestershire, England, will come a long way to make their Sundilla debut on Friday, Oct. 21. Showtime at the AUUF is 7:30 p.m.; advance tickets are just $15 and can be found at Spicer’s Music, Ross House Coffee and online at Admission at the door will be $20. Free coffee, tea, water and food will be available, and attendees are welcome to bring their own favorite food or beverage. If the weather cooperates, this will be an outdoor concert.

The ability to write songs that are both modern and ancient is a rare thing — the product of an arcane art of weaving in traditional influences so thoroughly that they become the warp and weft of fresh creations.

The Black Feathers, made up of Ray Hughes and Sian Chandler, are two such talents. They first became aware of the magic between them while collaborating on several musical projects, becoming The Black Feathers and life partners in 2012.

Americana, folk and acoustic indie rock sensibilities coexist comfortably in their musical world, with Hughes’ guitar work buoying the kind of harmonies often only heard in family bands. Their music quickly draws the interest of listeners, but it is the stage chemistry that will keep them riveted.

Having already built up a loyal following in the U.K., The Black Feathers have been spreading their wings across the U.S. They have performed at Philadelphia Folk Festival and AmericanaFest, and have also been awarded official showcases at Folk Alliance International, as well as the North East Regional and Far-West Folk Alliance conferences.

Everywhere they go, they leave a string of accolades trailing behind. That may also be the case when The Black Feathers play at Sundilla on Oct. 21.

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