Electrifying Rock With a Blues Soul.
Dave grew up in New York City the son of a noted gifted composer arranger producer Sammy “Forever” Fields. From the time Dave was a young child he grew up in his father’s recording studio being exposed to the likes of Sammy Kahn, Rupert Holmes and Stevie Wonder. Being raised by nanny who was from Waycross Georgia, an eclectic dash of southern culture was mixed into Dave’s persona. In a strange twist of fate, his sister Launa a gifted musician in her own right, lost her hearing by the time she was 14. Witnessing his sister’s struggles in a hearing world profoundly affected Dave. “After seeing my sister’s agony from being discriminated against for her condition I was determined to never let that kind of injustice happen again in my presence. I always felt that one of my missions in life was to be able to communicate with people and to listen to them. It’s one of the beautiful things about being a human being. We all want to connect with one another”. Nowhere is that feeling more evident than in Dave’s music. His gift of making his guitar talk combined with his uncanny way of weaving many different styles of music together is an example of how we as humans are a fabric of many different cultures and walks of life. Dave, “growing up in NYC I was exposed to so many different foods, music, cultures… It was truly a melting pot of humanity. I believe I am the kind of artist that reflects what I see and what I’m exposed to. As a musician I was put on this this earth to spread joy, love and life to everyone. I try to do that what every note I play, with every lyric I write and sing. If I do anything less than that I feel like I’m letting the listener down”.
Dave’s musical path has been quite a journey, after attending Berklee College of music, Dave was immersed in the NYC music scene as a first call guitarist and multi instrumentalist. Dave, “ My Father made sure that I could play a lot of different instruments and styles so I could make a living. Unlike many blues musicians, I was raised to be a musical “hit man”. I got to do sessions with many famous musicians and producers like Tommy James & Ahmed Ertegen (to name a few) and even was on staff of one of the top five jingle companies in NY LOOK MUSIC”. But Dave was more than just a craftsman, his passion for music could not be satisfied with just being a writer for hire. Dave, “ I made the decision in 2006 that I was going to make a stand in my life. That I was going to do what was really important to me. Honestly…. I was too scared in my younger days! LOL! So I set out on m new career path, being Dave Fields the artist. Another thing was I had backed up and produced so many other artists and one day it dawned on me, why am I doing this for everyone else? Why can’t I do it FOR ME!”.
Dave has performed with the likes of Hubert Sumlin, U2 and opened for Blues Traveler and won Best Self Produced CD 2006 at the IBC for producing BACK IN BLUESVILLE. His CD’s TIME’S A WASTIN’, ALL WOUND UP & DETONATION have been an international success in such countries as France, Italy, Denmark, Norway, Belgium, Holland, Russia and Australia. His worldwide appeal ranges from performances in The US, Canada, Europe and THE LEGENDARY BLUES CRUISE
His awards include Big City Blues Magazines “All You Need Is Love” HAPPY TO HAVE THE BLUES Lifetime Achievement award, the 2006 IBC Best Self Produced CD (Roxy Perry BACK IN BLUESVILLE), The Legendary Blues Cruise Mojo Boogie Award 2009-2010. On May 20th 2012 he was inducted into NY Blues Hall Of Fame along with John Hammond and Gary US Bonds. Lastly you can hear Dave’s song “Train To My Heart” on legendary bluesman John Mayall’s most recent CD TOUGH.
Dave Fields new CD ALL IN will electrify you with its rockin’ blues soul. Never before has the fire and intensity been of Dave’s guitar been captured in recording like it has on this new CD! ALL IN features 11 songs: 9 originals and a funky ‘live’ version of Led Zep’s “BLACK DOG” and a burning rendition of the timeless classic “CROSSROAD”. ALL IN being recorded mostly live in the studio, features many of the same musicians on Dave’s first three CD’s TIME’S A WASTIN’, ALL WOUND UP & DETONATION: Andy Huenerberg (bass), Kenny Soule (drums), Vladimir Barsky (keys), Dave Moore (drums) and some new comers: Tony Tino (bass) and special guest BMA nominee Dave Keyes (piano). As it is with all Dave Fields CD’s, there are many different flavors of Dave featured on this CD. The rockin’-fatalistic “Changes In My Life” starts off the CD with a scintillating guitar solo that zooms off into the clouds. Dave blazes away next on the spooky-rock VOODOO EYES which will take you to a place where classic rock legends dwell. “Let’s Go Downtown” will get you “boogie-in” your seat while the surreal-lamenting “Dragon Fly” drifts through layers of realities. This CD winds down a road that will take you to your limit and drop you in a place that will make you say, “Oh Yeah!”
DAVE FIELDS RECENT HIGHLIGHTS
-Will be performing at The 2014 Notodden Blues Festival (Norway)
- Performed at 2013 TAMPA BAY BLUES FESTIVAL
- A1Artistspotlight.com picks “Detonation” as Blues/Rock CD of the year.
- Inducted into The NY Blues Hall Of Fame May 2012
- Featured on cover of Norwegian Blues Magazine BLUESNEWS along with Nick Moss, Tad Robinson and Jace Everett
BLUES HALL OF FAMER / Hubert Sumlin
“When I first heard him I knew he had something special.
When Dave plays he plays with such passion.”
GUITAR PLAYER MAGAZINE
“…an enjoyable listen for both blues acolytes and casual club jumpers … an
exhilarating concert experience if you ever get a chance to see Fields live.”
DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE Frank-John Hadley
“Fields stand apart as a flamboyant entertainer.”
BLUES REVIEW Richard Ludmerer
“A contender in the blues-rock category.
Sheryl and Don Crow MUSIC CITY BLUES.
“… a bright talent in the world of contemporary blues rock.”