Last Weekend’s NE Tour & Memphis
Let me start out by saying being at The Blues Music Awards in Memphis was amazing! I got to hang out with so many people: Robert Jr and Sugar from Big City Blues Magazine, JT Lauritsen, Scrap Iron, Bobby Rush, David Z, Dave Keyes, Sari Schorr, Bill Wax, Sonny Rock…. I could keep going!

My New England tour, which included NC drumming sensation Lee Venters (formerly of The Aquarium Rescue Unit) and John Meola on bass, was OVER THE TOP! Jack Chaplin at DADDY JACK’S in New London spoiled us with his amazing culinary skills! I can’t wait to see how Don Odells legend was video show came out! Lastly, Paul Benjamin and his Maine crew were the most fun to play for at TIME OUT PUB in Rockland Maine!

Saturday May 16th Ranchero Cantina Benefit
I will be performing this Saturday afternoon May 16th from 2pm-5:15 with my band and The Ranchero All Stars for a benefit for fellow musician Doug Pintka at Ranchero Cantina 214 Kinderkamack Rd Emerson NJ. Accompanying me will be John Meola and Dave Moore. $20.00 donation is suggested.

Coming Up For Dave Fields
Next week, May 22nd-23rd I am returning to the Midwest and to my favorite Indiana blues club, THE SLIPPERY NOODLE 372 S Meridian St Indianapolis IN! Featuring: John Meola on bass and Dave Moore on drums!

The last week of May is going to be full of Dave Fields shows both in NY and NJ. Then I prepare for some shows in Europe in June! I CANT WAIT! I hope to see you at one of my shows!!!!


P.s. stay tuned for some cool new Dave Fields things, soon to be announced!

New England Tour & Memphis!

Wow, what a week it’s been!

Last Weekend
My Illinois shows at River Beach Pub in Rome IL and Lyran Society in Rockford IL were just TOO much fun! To top it off, going to Rockford OH to play for WRKD DJ John & Trisha Dooley (who cooked up a gourmet storm for us!) and crew was the perfect ending. My band: John Meola on the bass & Dave Hollingsworth on drums really kicked ass. Special thanks to Larry & Brenda Erikson from River Beach Pub for their lovely hospitality, Steve and Annette Jones and the whole crew at Crossroads Blues Society: Rick Davis, Bob Haendler and Dennis Barker.

Thursday May 7th Memphis Bound!
I will be attending the Blues Music Awards in Memphis at Cook Convention Center this Thursday May 7th. Unfortunately I don’t have any plans to play anywhere but I’m sure I will sit in somewhere. I’m excited to see all my blues friends! If you’re going, please find me and say hi!

Another Crazy Dave Fields Weekend:
I’m so excited that NC drumming sensation Lee Venters (formerly of The Aquarium Rescue Unit) will be joining me along with John Meola on bass for my New England Tour:

Saturday May 9th Daddy Jack’s
Saturday May 9th I will be at a New London CT’s newest dining sensation: Daddy Jack’s 181 Bank St New London CT. It’s my understanding that I will be the first music act to perform there so don’t miss the fun!

Sunday May 10th Don Odell’s Legends Video
This Sunday May 10th I am so honored to be on Don Odell’s Legends Video Show, 1659 north Main St Palmer MA. Don has the best and brightest talent in the blues and beyond world and I’m so excited that he has included me in! Stay tuned for the airdate!

Monday May 11th Time Out Pub
Monday May 11th I will be returning to Time Out Pub, 275 Main St Rockland ME and to see Paul Benjamin and my Maine friends! Time Out Pub has the BEST Monday night blues anywhere. We always have so much fun! I can’t wait to return!

Coming Up For Dave Fields
Next week, May 16th, I will be performing at a benefit for Doug Pintka with my band and The Ranchero All Stars at Ranchero Cantina 214 Kinderkamack Rd Emerson NJ from 3:00-5:15pm. The following week I am returning to the Midwest and to my favorite Indian blues club, THE SLIPPERY NOODLE May 22-23rd!

I’m going to be one tired guitar player after this weekend! LOL! I’m so excited about the rest of the summer, I’m in the midst of booking a lot of cool things AND I hope to be starting my new CD as yet to be titled! I hope to see you at one of my shows!!!!


Franklin Steak House and Mid West Tour!

Franklin Steak House
This Saturday April 25th I will be back hosting the jam at Franklin Steak House 318 Passaic Ave Fairfield NJ at 9pm featuring drummer George Fritz and John Meola on bass plus special guests!

Thursday April 30th
On the last day of April I will be returning to The River Beach Pub 13637 N River Beach Drive Chilecothe IL featuring my “Paisani”: Jerry Lobozzo on drums and John Meola on the bass

Friday May 1st! Blues In The Schools Rockford IL!
The next day we drive two hours due north to Rockford IL where I will be doing a “Blues In The Schools” presentation at Brookview Elementary School and Lewis Lemon Elementary School. That night we will be doing a show at Lyran Society in Rockford IL. Special thanks to Steve Jones and The Crossroads Blues Society for putting this all togther!

Saturday May 2nd Rockford OHIO!
I should call this the Rockford Tour LOL! My buddy John Dooley DJ at WRKD put together a first time blues event at The Community Room at Shane’s Park Rockford OH. I AM SO PSYCHED!

Sunday May 3rd
We drive home and I go to bed! LOL!

Next up for Dave Fields
After all that fun I will be off to The Blues Music Awards in Memphis May 7th then its off for a quick tour of New England:

Saturday May 10th Daddy Jack’s New London CT
Sunday May 11th Don Odell’s Video Show, MA
Monday May 12th Time Out Pub, Rockland ME

Don’t forget to read my article in Big City Blues Magazine every two months!

I hope to see you at one of my shows!~


p.s. I have some cool new things coming up soon! I can’t wait to share them with you!

ALL IN STILL #10 on The RMR Top 50 Blues Rock Charts!

All I can say is “Yeah baby!”

Dave Fields Interview by Roger Z theworkingmusician.com

Check out this interview of me by Roger Z for theworkingmusician.com


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 and its been on the charts since Aug 25th 2014!

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!



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!



#1 on Reverbnation in Blues NYC March 25 2015!

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!



New Dave Fields Video to be Coming Soon!

I’m so excited to announce that I have recently shot a new Dave Fields video that will soon to be released! And just in case you want to see more Dave Fields video’s here is the link to my Youtube page:



Check Out This Article in The Asbury Park Press by Richard Skelly




While the dean of New Jersey harmonica players, Rob Paparozzi, will headline Sunday’s Blues-A-Palooza at Tim McCloone’s Supper Club in Asbury Park, one very talented singer-songwriter and guitarist who hasn’t been back to the Jersey Shore in some time will perform earlier in the afternoon.

Dave Fields, raised in Bergen County and New York City, will bring his trio to the Supper Club Sunday afternoon for Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Foundation’s now-annual fundraiser.

Fields’ spry, groundbreaking original blues and blues-rock tunes, over the course of four albums, have ushered him into the national spotlight in recent years.

The guitar playing on Fields’ latest release, “All In,” contains echoes of Jeff Beck, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page and Muddy Waters, to name a few. What’s more, one of the top talent spotters in the world of blues, the Godfather of British Blues, John Mayall, included a Fields song on his new album. Mayall recorded Fields’ song, “Train to My Heart” on his 2014 album, “Tough.”

Pressed on his approach to songwriting, Fields, answering his cell phone on the way to Stanhope House where he runs the Tuesday night jam session with Johnny Charles and others, said he can’t remember a time he wasn’t interested in blues. His father ran commercial jingle studios in Bergen County and in New York City, so as a kid, Fields often found himself in the company of people like Stevie Wonder and Sammy Kahn.

“Honestly, since I was a kid, I was always attracted to the blues. The first songs I wrote as a kid were blues songs. I feel like it’s always been in my blood,” he said. “It’s weird how life is. I remember as a young kid listening to my father play piano, and one day he plays me this elaborate Jerry Lee Lewis type thing. From that day on, I was hooked on the blues, and my dad is from North Florida, he actually grew up not far from where Ray Charles grew up.”

Fields credits his father — Sammy “Forever” Fields — still active as recording studio owner, with urging him to learn how to play a lot of different instruments in a lot of different styles.

“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 and Ahmet Ertegun,” he explained.

After graduating from the Berklee College of Music, Fields spent time lending his expertise to musicians like Steve Jordan, Alex Foster, Dave Valentin, blues singer Roxy Perry and Billy Martin of Medeski, Martin and Wood.

For an audience unfamiliar with Fields or any of his four albums —or his hit song, “Rabbi Blues” — Fields says he prefers to think of himself as a multifaceted musician who is grounded in blues.

At Supper Club on Sunday, he’ll be accompanied by John Meola on bass and Jerry Lobozzo, drums.

“I like to do a mixture of things because I was always exposed to so many things in New York City, such a melting pot of people and cultures,” Fields said.

“You’ll hear blues and blues-rock for sure, but you’ll also hear funk, jazz, country, rock ’n’ roll and even Latin music. I like to keep people guessing, keep them on their toes.”



Check out this review:

By Adrian Blacklee

Dave Fields has a wonderful musical pedigree across several genres and his career has already seen him get inducted into the New York Blues Hall Of Fame and win the best independent blues album in 2006 with Roxy Perry’s Back In Bluesville release, it is only recently that he has decided to push forward and concentrate on his own musical career.

This album kicks off with high octane doses of rocking blues with Dave demonstrating he is a notable ‘Guitar Slingers’, when you consider his additional talents of song writer, vocalist and producer you can see he really is a stand out artist. The supporting musicians cover the key rhythm areas with everything else left to Dave to weave his magic, two tracks worthy of mention are songs that are probably not strong blues themed ones but have aspects that highlight Dave’s versatility: Dragon Fly which has progressive mystical undertones with a slow guitar led intro and Lovers Holiday which is an acoustic unplugged raw love song performed solo, one of two covers is Led Zeppelin’s Black Dog which was recorded live in Norway with local musicians and is given a unique re-working, the guitar work is exceptional.

While being predominately a rocking blues album there is plenty of variety on show here highlighting that not only is Dave Fields a quality musician but he is prepared to stretch the blues boundaries and not be constrained by them.

Wow…! Thanks Adrian! I’m so excited that “ALL IN” is currently #5 on The RMR Top 50 Blues Rock charts! Yeah baby!