Band Member Bios
Name: Arlan Feiles
Fast Fact: His faithful dog Theo has been to more of his gigs than his own manager.
Bio: Arlan’s story begins on a battlefield. Or at least his motivations do. There are some folk-singers who sing songs of protest because they fear for their own lives. Others sing such songs simply to appease their social standing. Then there are those like Arlan Feiles – he sings them because he has no choice. You see… there are real roots to his protestations.
The Vietnam War (though some only acknowledge it as a conflict) left a scar on the Feiles family. His father had been in the jungles, had seen the napalm’s glow, and had felt the Agent Orange. Living through such times, even the stoutest hearts can be troubled. And so, growing up, young Arlan often wondered about the far away look in his father’s eyes – a look which never truly disappeared. Haunting every moment, the ghosts of Indo-China were a part of his life.
And so, when he put pen to paper, Arlan kept those memories close. None, he felt, should have to live with such clouds hanging over their souls. If he could prevent it in any measure, then he would make the effort.
His journeys took him to Idaho in August of 2004. When he heard of the Revolution and its mission, he decided to lend a hand.