All Wound Up
(Fields Music)


The blues on disc goes all the way back to Robert Johnson—the pioneering blues legend so inspirational to giants such as Eric Clapton and Peter Green.An up-and-coming force on the blues scene carrying forth the blues into the new millennium, Dave Fields stakes his claim on the blues with his 2009 CD All Wound Up.Like Clapton and Green, Fields makes his bluesy rock approach appealing to the listener thanks to his easy on the ears vocal sound and spirited electric guitar style. Composing all the music here, Fields is backed up by a range of top players including drummers Wes Little and Dave Moore, Billy Gibson (harp) and many more. In addition to his singing, guitar playing and occasional keyboard work, Fields also plays drums on a couple tracks here. A must for fans of guitar icons such as Clapton, Hendrix and Trower, All Wound Up is a solid set of electrifying rockin’ blues.

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Dave Fields - ALL WOUND UP!

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Musical Background

I’ve been playing guitar from the age of thirteen however my father Sammy “Forever” Fields is a NYC virtuoso pianist/composer/arranger and he insisted I learn piano first so from the time I was seven or eight I was playing piano. My passion is playing guitar.

New CD

My new CD All Wound Up was released in October of 2009. It’s my third CD my first being Field Of Vision and my second (released October 2007) Times A Wastin'. I recorded, mixed, arranged, mastered, performed, co-wrote All Wound Up in my studio on 36th St. in NYC. I write music for radio, TV, film and the web during the day. I grew up in a recording studio my had when I was a kid so having a studio is second nature to me. I’ve collected some of my favorite classic microphones and preamps. I’ve tried to keep all my productions with the same values I learned from such recording engineers as Joe Barbaria and Jim Vickers. Also I love the way my recording room sounds. You can hear it all over my CD’s. All Wound Up is definitely contemporary blues-rock with a sprinkling of many different styles. I wanted the CD to be accessible to people who are not only into “the Blues”, I want to reach all people. Undoubtedly it’s a guitar “rich” CD because… I’m a guitar player! I play a lot of instruments...by necessity. On a few cuts I play all the instruments. It was strictly a financial decision. I don’t have a record deal as of yet, this was an independent release.

The songs are all real stories about my life. I’ve always believed the best songwriters shared a piece of their soul. But it was a piece that resonated with everyone, not just musicians. I share a lot of what’s in my soul in the songs on All Wound Up, my hope is that when people hear them they will relate and even maybe laugh or at least be entertained by them!

You can clearly hear my influences in these recordings. “Train To My Heart”, which incidentally was just re-recorded by blues legend John Mayall, is obviously a tribute to Jimi Hendrix. “Screamin’” is Jerry Reed and there is a lot that’s just me! (laughter) I tried to feature my piano playing on several cuts as well ( “All Wound Up”, “Screamin”, “Cold Wind Blowin”).

Favorite Guitars

I have a endorsement with Old Moon Guitars (Ray Redniss www.oldmoonguitars.com) . I’ll tell you the guy is a genius with wood. He makes me whatever I want. I have four Old Moons. The ones I used on the CD are the JM-1. It’s a quilted maple body on ash with a Wenge neck with an ebony fretboard. It’s set up with two DiMarzio Virtual Blues and a DiMarzio PAF humbucker in the bridge. The radius is very flat on the neck, that’s how I like it, and it has an old Floyd Rose Tremolo. I also used a telecaster he made for me on “Screamin’” which is a birdseye maple neck with an alder body. I recently got an endorsement from Redplate Amps but that was after I recorded the CD. I used a Boogie Triaxis on everything except “Let’s Have A Ball” and “Screamin’” which was my ’71 Super Reverb and my ’68 Deluxe Reverb in stereo. I always record my guitar in stereo. I use a Boss GT-6 between my preamp and power amp and a Boss GT-8 going into the front end of the amp. I put D’Addario EXL-120’s on all my guitars. I love ‘em!

Musical Influences

Some of my most favorite guitarists: Not in any order. Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Allan Holdsworth, Roy Clark, George Benson, Larry Carlton, Jeff Beck, Eddie Van Halen, Les Paul, B.B. King, Hubert Sumlin, Albert King…. I know I’m forgetting a lot of people… There are so many, and the list grows as I get older!

Growing up I loved all the Jimi Hendrix CD’s, Eric Clapton’s greatest hits, Stevie Wonder Songs In The key of Life, John Coltrane Alternate Takes, all the Charlie Parker CD’s…. too many to list!

Upcoming Plans And Tours

I’m planning to release another CD tentatively called Speedbike in the fall of 2010 and I’m working a project with BMA winner and blues harp god Billy Gibson called The Wil’katz. Billy and I are supposed to play at The Long Branch Blues Festival September 5th in Long Branch NJ and the Suffern Jazz And Blues Festival September 6th in Suffern NY. You can see me every second and fourth Sunday at The Bitter End at 147 Bleecker St. NYC NY and every Wednesday at Jimmy’s Rock Cafe, 110 Moonachie Ave Moonachie NJ 9pm.

Web Site

Dave Fields proudly uses Old Moon Guitars, Red Plate Amps and Rocky Mountain Slides.


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