Brick Fields AWARDS: *
• 2010 Ozark Blues Challenge Winners
• 2011 Pick of Club 152 for Beale St. Blues Kings at the IBC”s Memphis
• 2012 nominee for NWA Music Awards Best Blues Band
• 2012 nominee for NWA Music Awards Best Duo
• 2012 3rd place Ozark Folk Songwriters Award
• Winners of 2012 King Of The Roots Springfield, MO Division
Brick Fields is comprised of two individuals, Larry Brick and Rachel Fields, who prior to joining forces, have had their own impressive artistic history. To better understand the force behind these two individuals, one needs to know more about them to have a full understanding and appreciation of their music today.
Larry Brick was influenced by Memphis music being relatively close to that area. On the weekends they would observe musicians from the doorways of the clubs. He moved to Colorado where he met another Arkansas musician Larry Womack. Larry Brick traveled to Florida to play some shows but was invited to begin playing Gospel Music in churches. This led him to a Christian label, Maranatha Records. They would play for the Calvary and Vineyard Chapels.
Rachel Fields was influenced by her musical family. She started playing flute at the age of eleven in school and left home at 16 to attend a private school in Vicksburg, Mississippi where she studied classical voice and flute. Rachel later moved to New York City where she studied musical theater, acting and dance at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy. She had the opportunity to play with some of the members of Big Brother and the Holding Company. She toured with the Jerry Garcia Band along with she and a few of the JGB players toured as a group called Big Folk. Rachel married and gave birth to twins in 2003 but in 2006 found herself as a single mother with three children and back to Arkansas.
Larry and Rachel met in Eureka Springs, Arkansas one night when Rachel was performing at an outdoor venue. They have been together ever since and are now married giving birth to the Brick Fields.
In 2008 Brick Fields released “Only Love” Acoustic which was a home grown and produced project.
In 2010 “Gospel Blue” was released which is filled with glorious soulful, smooth blues and gospel.
In 2011 "Shambhala" was released which was a more acoustic album with an Americana soul feel
Now in 2013 "Go Ahead and Sang The Blues" will be a launching pad for a new direction in the career and success of Brick Fields.
Also joining them this year will be four more members to form Brick Fields and The Chosen Ones
The Chosen Ones include Matt Jenkins on keys, Ben Sass on harmonica, Johnny Arredondo on drums and Jennifer Park on bass. A strong and accomplished group of musicians creating a sound that is undeniably it's own.