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The Wild Feathers Wrap Fall Tour: Photos From New York Finale

Nashville band take us behind the scenes of the momentous last stop on their two-year tour

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The Wild Feathers, Desert Noises and the Apache Relay close out their Fall tour at Irving Plaza

Nicole Fara Silver

Last month, the Wild Feathers wrapped up a six-week headlining tour with Desert Noises and the Apache Relay, all three bands descending upon New York City's Irving Plaza in a cloud of guitar chords, stacked harmonies and… hidden bananas? "That was a crazy night," remembers Ricky Young, one of the Wild Feathers' three frontmen. "It was the final night of a tour with two great bands. We'd gotten extremely close with them, playing music together and sharing the grind of a month-and-a-half on the road in some really cold cities. It was a bittersweet moment, to know we were all leaving the next day." Photographer Nicole Fara Silver was on hand, capturing the highlights — onstage and off — of the November 21st show. 

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The Wild Feathers perform on the last night of tour at Irving Plaza in New York City on November 21st, 2014.

Nicole Fara Silver

New York Highways

"Irving Plaza has a good vibe," Young says. "A lot of bigger bands will go play there, because it's a 1000-capacity venue that feels like an intimate place. The Foo Fighters played the place right after us, for their Sonic Highways series."

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The Wild Feathers perform on the last night of tour at Irving Plaza in New York City on November 21st, 2014.

Nicole Fara Silver

Among the Fans

"I prefer the crowd to be directly up on us," says Young, pictured here sharing some one-on-one time with the front row. "As a music fan and a concertgoer, whenever I'm in the audience, I like to be up there. I like to see the guitar pedals the guys are using. I don't like distance; I want to get up close and feel that energy."

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The Wild Feathers perform on the last night of tour at Irving Plaza in New York City on November 21st, 2014.

Nicole Fara Silver

Big Happy Family

Every tour has its traditions. As the Wild Feathers' headlining set wound to a close each night, Desert Noises and the Apache Relay would come back to the stage for a collaborative version of the Band's "The Weight." "We've been on great tours with great people," says Taylor Burns, "but every single guy in both of these guys was genuinely down to earth. Good dudes, good vibes. We were all hanging out, singing the encores together, getting everybody up on stage. It was my favorite tour so far."

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