XPNFest Recap: Fly Golden Eagle keep things breezy on the Marina Stage

Fly Golden Eagle | Photo by Rachel Del Sordo |

There were many audience members on their feet and swaying to the grooves of Nashville’s Fly Golden Eagle as they hit the Marina Stage. The band released its sophomore LP Quartz Bijou last fall, so of course plenty of those tracks made it into the set, along with older favorites like “Violet Crown”. Continue reading →


Download a World Cafe performance of “Stepping Stone” by Fly Golden Eagle

Fly Golden Eagle | Ben Trimble | Photo by Rick McKie
Fly Golden Eagle’s Ben Trimble | Photo by Rich McKie

Fly Golden Eagle were recently on World Cafe, and performed songs from their latest album, Quartz.

The Nashvile band, fronted by guitarist and songwriter Ben Trimble, mix soul, blues, glam and psychedelia into a irresistible collection of songs, influenced by director Alejandro Jodorowski’s 1973 film The Holy Mountain. Continue reading →


Tonight’s Concert Picks: Communion Night with Fly Golden Eagle at Milkboy, Strand of Oaks at Union Transfer, Generationals at Johnny Brenda’s and more…

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Fly Golden Eagle | Photo courtesy of the band.
Nashville’s Fly Golden Eagle return for Communion club night at Milkboy. The October XPN Artist to Watch released an epic 26-track sophomore effort called Quartz in the fall, drawing inspiration from the 1973 Mexican / American film The Holy Mountain.  Download “Medicine Hat” from the record below and get tickets for the show with DRGN King and Big Terrible here.

Download “Medicine Hat” by XPN Artist to Watch Fly Golden Eagle

Fly Golden Eagle | Photo by Semi Song
Fly Golden Eagle | Photo by Semi Song

WXPN’s Artist to Watch for October is the Nashville based band Fly Golden Eagle. The band releases their sprawling, 26 song sophomore album, Quartz, on Tuesday, October 14th. For the band’s second release, lead singer and songwriter Ben Trimble looked towards a 1973 movie called The Holy Mountain for inspiration. The film is a Mexican-American avant-garde drama directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky. The film was produced by Beatles manager Allen Klein, and was funded by John Lennon and Yoko Ono, and George Harrison. Inspired by the movie, Trimble found himself writing the songs that would become Quartz. Continue reading →