Golden Feather is a project started by Steve Kiely and Brad Germain, inspired by their love of the Grateful Dead, The Allman Brothers Band, and other bands that like to jam and take the listeners on a musical journey. The group was set to play its first show in March 2020 when the global pandemic hit, suddenly ending all hopes of live performance. Brad and Steve, along with bassist Ronson and guitarist Chris Wheeler, worked on songs remotely and recorded their debut album Light On Water. Not long after that album’s November 2020 release, Gareth Inkster joined the group on keys to complete the definitive lineup that makes up the band today.
The band’s followup Now & Then EP was self-produced and recorded live off-the-floor at a barn turned studio dubbed Heaven. Title track, “You’ve Been On My Mind,” was written by Brad for his childhood best friend. While their lives diverged in their 20’s, this song is a way to continue to send peace and love to him. If you miss someone, let them know.