Mackenzie Howe

Musician, The Wild Reeds

Mackenzie Howe is one of three front women for the Los Angeles based band The Wild Reeds.  They recently released their Dualtone Records full length debut The World We Built which features the first single, "Only Songs."  The song was written by Mackenzie, who told NPR, "It's about the feeling music gives you.  There's a freedom in music found nowhere else and it doesn't discriminate, it's in the garage and the cathedral."  Recorded by the acclaimed producer Peter Katis (The National, Interpol, The Head and The Heart), the album showcases the group's three part vocal harmonies perfectly and has received praise from NPR, Rolling Stone, and many more.  They are a must see live band and are currently on tour in support of The World We Built throughout the fall. They can also be seen today at the legendary Newport Folk Festival in Newport, RI.  This is Mackenzie Howe's Fidelity High: Jackson Browne // Late For The Sky // Asylum Records // 1974.  Mackenzie says, "I can't describe this record without immense gratitude, so consider this an open thank you note to Mr. Jackson Browne: Late For The Sky' played in my childhood home and in our beat up Honda for as long as I can remember. These songs have informed every death, breakup and existential question I've faced yet. 'Before The Deluge,' is more relevant than ever in our 2017 political climate.  David Lindsey's steel/fiddle playing IS the sound of nostalgia in my mind, and every time the Chevy doors slam on 'The Late Show,' I impulsively punch the air.  It's the perfect gateway drug into the 70's California sound."




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