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Dave Fields April Show Madness!

Dave Fields April Show Madness! Dave Fields Hosts The Stanhope House Jam! This Tuesday April 14th I will be back hosting the jam at The Stanhope House 45 Main St Stanhope NJ from 7:30-10:30pm featuring The Johnny Charles Band. Bring you axe! Wednesday April 15th LIC Bar! This Wednesday April 15th from 8-9pm (one et only) I will return to LIC Bar 45-58 Vernon Blvd L.I.C. Queens with my all star band: Kenny Soule on drums and Erik Boyd on bass. I love playing with these guys! Thursday April 16th Helsinki Hudson! When my drumming pal Sonny Rock asked me to be part of his Thursday night jam at Helsinki Hudson 405 Columbia St, Hudson NY I was psyched! Then when he told me Petey Hop, Chris O’Leary, Cameron Melville and Vince Leggiere were part of the band I got REALLY excited! Friday April 17th The Rusty Nail Yeah, I know what you’re thinking… he’s going to play in upstate NY then driving to North Carolina the next day???!!! Well… that’s the life of a blues musician! Friday April 17th I will be back at my favorite North Carolina venue The Rusty Nail 1310 S 5th Ave Wilmington NC with my two pals Lee Venters on drums and Richard “Ray” Kern on bass. Saturday April 18th Stanhope House Immediately after my show in NC I will jump into my car and head back North for a show at Stanhope House playing with The Stanhope House R&B Review Band playing with legendary singer Joan Osborne. Next up for Dave Fields Honestly… After my show at Stanhope House April 18th I’m going to be in bed a while LOL!!! Saturday April 25th Franklin Steakhouse, Fairfield NJ Thursday April 30th River Beach Pub, Chilecothe IL Friday May 1st Crossroads Blues Society, Rockford IL Saturday May 2nd Community Room, Rockford OH Lastly, you can always read my article in Big City Blues Magazine every two months! I hope to see you at one of my shows!~ -Dave

Stanhope House, Dinosaur BBQ Brooklyn, ALL IN still #10!

ALL IN STILL #10 on The RMR Top 50 Blues Rock Charts! All I can say is “Yeah baby!” Stanhope House Tonight March 27th! Tonight, Friday March 27th I will be the opening AND special guest with The Stanhope House R&B Review Band at THE STANHOPE HOUSE 45 Main St Stanhope NJ. My opening show will start promptly at 8pm. Joining me will be my two “piasan’s” Jerry Lobozzo on drums and John Meola on bass. The Stanhope House R&B Review Band is an 8 piece band hosted by blues/soul front man sensation Jon Klein and featuring special guests Sari Schorr and myself AND…. IT’S FREE! Don’t miss the fun! Saturday March 28th Dinosaur Bar-B-Q Brooklyn! Tomorrow night at 10pm, Saturday March 28th I will be for the first time ever at the all new Dinosaur Bar-B-Q 604 Union St Brooklyn NY. FINALLY…. There is a bona fide blues bar in Brooklyn and I’m so excited to be playing there! Don’t miss my show featuring Andy Huenerberg on bass and Kenny Soule on drums! Next up for Dave Fields Next week and the following week I will be taking a vacation with my family. Judy, Jasper and I are going to Florida where on my birthday, April 11th, I will be having my big bday bash at Dania Beach Bar and Grill in Dania FL. Hey, a guitar player has gotta play right?! Then: April 14th Stanhope House Jam, Stanhope NJ April 15th LIC Bar, Long Island City Queens NY April 17th Rusty Nail, Wilmington NC April 18th Stanhope House R&B Review Band opening for and playing with Joan Osborne! Lastly, you can always read my article in Big City Blues Magazine every two months! I hope to see you at one of my shows!~ -Dave

Dave Fields Interview with Roger Z

http://theworkingmusician.com/reviews/MusicMasterDaveFields.html Roger-Z: You grew up down south and in NY with a famous musician father. How did that influence you? Dave Fields: Wow, in so many ways! Growing up the son of Sammy "Forever" Fields took me on an amazing musical adventure. At a young age, my father would take me out of school and bring me to recording studios where I would observe the whole process. My dad always hired heavy-hitter musicians. As an aspiring young guitarist, I got to do sessions with top NYC players including guitarists such as Bob DeVoe and Steve Bill. I also go to see at close range what it took to be a professional composer/arranger/producer. My family moved to Demarest, NJ when I was in grade school and my father built a "world class" recording studio in our home frequented by the likes of Stevie Wonder and Barbara Streisand among others. Being surrounded by that talent was inspiring. Roger-Z: When and how did you catch the bug to become a "Rocker?" Dave Fields:I was born to "Rock" - LOL! My first love was Fifties Rock and Roll followed by The Beatles. From a young age I knew all I wanted to do was play guitar. The more I studied music, the more I realized how guitar was the driving force behind Rock and Roll. As I progress with my music, I realize how all of what I loved as a kid stemmed from the blues. My dad would play piano for my sister and I when we were kids and he would always play this Jerry Lee Lewis song, "Great Balls of Fire." When I heard it, I would go nuts! That song is the perfect blend of Blues and Rock and Roll. Roger-Z: How did you come to play all the instruments on your album, "Time's a Wastin'?" Dave Fields: Here's the long answer. My father was my mentor. He always tried to prepare me for any musical situation. One of those by-products was that he encouraged me to become a multi-instrumentalist. At a young age I took piano, bass, drum, and guitar lessons. I began with piano. As I got older, I picked up mandolin, pedal steel, ukulele and more! Also, economic concerns factored into my playing all the instruments on that record! Roger-Z: How did you entice John Mayall to cover your song, "Train to My Heart?" Dave Fields: I didn't entice him! That was luck! He heard my song on one of The Big City Blues Magazine (of which I am the NYC contributor) CD samplers. I can't describe how excited I was to get a call from Mayall out of the blue asking for the lyrics! That was one of the most exciting days in my life. Roger-Z: Your most recent CD, "All In," has resided near the top of the US RMR Top 50 Blues Rock Chart for over half a year! To what do you attribute its success? Dave Fields: First of all, I've been so fortunate to have the support of fans from all over the US as well as all over the world. Rick Lusher, my PR agent, does a fabulous job. At the time of this interview, "All In" lists at #10 on The RMR Top 50 Blues Rock Charts and has been in the top 10 since August 25, 2014. Interesting enough, people love our cover of Led Zeppelin's "Black Dog!" Lastly, I tried to capture the fire of my stage show on this CD. For example, we cut "Changes in My Life" live in the studio. I only overdubbed a few vocal lines and added tambourine. Roger-Z: Tell me about your projected European summer tour Dave Fields: Interesting you ask that as I just got an email about a possible July 4th gig in Norway! Right now, I'm still in the process of finalizing dates but so far it looks like Norway in June and July! I've been so lucky to gain a foothold. I love my Norwegian fans! It's a magical country. Roger-Z: What and when do you intend to record next? Dave Fields: I'm working on recording a Dave Field Live CD and putting it out by Fall or early Spring of 2016.

ALL IN is #10 on The RMR Blues Rock Charts

ALL IN IS #10 and its been on the charts since Aug 25th 2014! Wow… I gotta pinch myself…! Thanks everyone for your support in making my latest CD such a success! Don’t miss my special acoustic show that I’m hosting (in association with Shirley Pena from LA Beat Magazine) at BITTER END 149 Bleecker St NY NY Monday March 23rd starting at 8:30pm featuring: Rayvon Pettis, Antoine Poncelet, Eva Lin, Spook Handy and Alan Merrill. I will be the opening artist and each artist will play for 15 minutes (3 songs). Tonight Thursday March 20th I will be accompanying Amy Coleman at Tagine 221 West 38th St NY NY 8:30pm. This weekend is going to be a crazy Philadelphia area double header! I was lucky that I could "steal" my pal Bobby Messano's band: Dave Holligsworth (drums) and Suavek Z (bass). First I will be at Fujiyama Steakhouse Friday March 20th then Saturday I will be at Philadelphia's premier blues room Twisted Tail. iTS' GONNA BE A BLAST! COMING UP NEXT WEEK: Next week is going to be another fun Dave Fields Week! Monday (as you know) I will be at Bitter end Tuesday is my weekly jam at Stanhope House Wednesday I will be at Ranchero Cantina 214 Kinderkamack Rd Emerson NJ with my pal Nikki Armstrong. Friday I will be back at Stanhope House as the opening act and the special guest with The Stanhope House R&B Review Saturday I will be at Brooklyn’s newest blues bar: Dinosaur-Bar-B-Q 604 Union St Brooklyn NY. I’m REALLY looking forward to that! Lastly, don’t forget to read my article in every issue of Big City Blues Magazine! I hope to see you at one of my shows! Thanks for your support! -Dave

#1 on Reverbnation in Blues in NYC!

I’m so excited to be #1 in blues in NYC on Reverbnation! Not to make this sound like an ad for Reverbnation, I love Love LOVE the toold it provides from sending out electronic press kits to updating my website seamlessly with my shows to…. SO MANY THINGS! I feel honored to be #1! NYC is a huge market and I’ve worked hard to put myself forward. Thanks everyone for your support!

Robin's Nest Nov 9th

Tonight Nov 9th I will be at The Robin's Nest 3103 Tremley Point Rd Linden NJ come on down! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Robins-Nest-Rhythm-and-Blues-RNRB/178750518562?fref=ts

July 11th 2012

Hi everyone!

Wow, there's so much going on...! My new CD "Detonation" is getting all geared up for its release September 18th. My manager Sandi and I have been very busy getting everything in place! This past weekend July 7th was a scorcher, the 100 degree heat didn't stop me and the boys (Kenny Soule and Mike Santoro) from doing two outdoor double headers. First The Barrier Beach Blues and Arts Festival then THAI ROCK. Boy, the humidity was making my fingers stick to the strings UGH! This Friday July 13th I'm opening up for the amazing Janiva Magness at STANHOPE HOUSE and I'm excited to see my old friend her guitarist Zack Zunis (WOW! He burns!).

Check out the new www.davefields.com when you get a chance!

-Dave

ADDICTED TO YOUR FIRE & DOIN HARD TIME

I'm so excited that I have two songs ready for pressing for my upcoming CD "Detonation"! I can't wait for everyone to hear them. Dave McNair at STERLING did a fabulous job mastering them. Soon I will have the remaining ten done and believe me they will be posted!

Dave

NY STATE BLUES FESTIVAL 2011

Wow, what a blast we had at The NY State Blues Festival in Syracuse July 10th 2011! It was my first time in Syracuse NY. Everyone was exceptionally warm & nice. The festival promoter Todd Fitzsimmons was a joy to work with. I met so many lovely people.

We played a 90 minute show which featured a mix of covers, songs from both my CD's ALL WOUND and TIME'S A WASTIN'. Undoubtably the high light of the show for me was having Iraq and Afghanistan veteran Warrent Officer Gareth Burkinshaw (of whom I had met the night before at the post show jam) come up and play with harp with us. He is an aspiring young harmonica player who is about to get a medical discharge from the army after being hit two times from mortar blasts while in Iraq and Afghanistan. The crowd really appreciated him being up there as well. It's an honor to support those guys who are over seas risking their lives for us....

Vladimir Barsky, Andy Huenerberg and Mark Greenberg were fabulous as they always are! Sandi Rose was equally as awesome!

-Dave

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