blues on disc goes all the way back to Robert Johnsonthe 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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Ive 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.
My new CD All Wound Up was released in October of 2009.
Its 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. Ive
collected some of my favorite classic microphones and preamps. Ive
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 CDs.
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 its a guitar rich CD because
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 dont have a record deal as of yet, this was an independent
The songs are all real stories about my life. Ive 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
whats 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 thats just me! (laughter) I
tried to feature my piano playing on several cuts as well ( All
Wound Up, Screamin, Cold Wind Blowin).
I have a endorsement with Old Moon Guitars (Ray Redniss www.oldmoonguitars.com)
. Ill 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.
Its a quilted maple body on ash with a Wenge neck with an ebony
fretboard. Its set up with two DiMarzio Virtual Blues and a
DiMarzio PAF humbucker in the bridge. The radius is very flat on the
neck, thats 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 Lets
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 DAddario
EXL-120s on all my guitars. I love em!
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 Im 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 CDs, Eric Claptons
greatest hits, Stevie Wonder Songs In The key of Life, John
Coltrane Alternate Takes, all the Charlie Parker CDs
too many to list!
Upcoming Plans And Tours
Im planning to release another CD tentatively called
Speedbike in the fall of 2010 and Im working a project
with BMA winner and blues harp god Billy Gibson called The Wilkatz.
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 Jimmys Rock Cafe, 110 Moonachie Ave Moonachie NJ 9pm.
Dave Fields proudly uses Old Moon Guitars, Red Plate Amps and Rocky