Here I am in my Lower East Side apartment in New York City and I’m looking out the window of my NYC recording studio (which is 12×5′!) onto an amazing Manhattan landscape. Seward Park is below me and in the background is the Manhattan bridge, the Verizon building, the court houses and the soon to be finished Freedom Tower.
It’s morning and the air is perfect on this last day of May. The summer is in its infancy and with that feeling I’m looking forward to this summer in particular!
I’ve just launched this website and my new CD “All In” AND I’m about to embark on some really cool shows. June 14th I will be performing in Lviv Ukraine at The Alfa Jazz Festival where I will be headlining the Stage on Rynok Square. Now I know what you’re thinking, “is Dave out of his mind for going to Ukraine?!!!”. Well… I might be out of my mind but rest your mind assured, the band and I are flying in from Warsaw Poland and Lviv is in the western most part of Ukraine where things are quiet. Also, I am so excited to have the the opportunity to connect with Ukrainian music fans. I’m not going to let the situation in Ukraine stop me from spreading some love through music over there.
When I come back I will be hosting the jam at The Stanhope House on Tuesday June 17th and immediately after the jam I will be part of The Stanhope House R&B Reviews first ever video that’s being shot at The Stanhope House 45 Main St Stanhope NJ as a featured guest! That’s gonna be cool!
My first “All In” CD release, or pre CD release party will June 20th at FONTANA’s 105 Eldridge St NY NY featuring the opening acts CW BLUES PROJECT, LUBA DVORAK and special guests Dan Cazio and Amy Coleman. Then I will be doing a NJ pre CD release party/jam at The Stanhope House June 24th then I’m off to Europe!
July 4th I will be at The Trandal Blues Festival (and I’m working on some more dates you find out about by clicking here). Then I fly back to the US and I’m playing Maplewoodstock July 12th, a show in Staten Island honoring the late Mamie Smith July 20th then I fly with my lovely wife Judy for her first ever trip to Norway and July 25th I’m at Skjærgårds Bluesfestival in Smøla Norway. The big one this summer is August 2nd where I will be performing at The Notodden Blues Festival, perhaps the biggest blues festival in Scandinavia!
August is looking like fun too with trips to The Rusty Nail in Wilmington NC and Florida, although I usually take time off to be with Judy and my son Jasper!
There’s a LOT more but let me stop with this! Don’t forget you can always read my article in Big City Blues Magazine every two months when it comes out and you can always keep track of me by going to the full Dave Fields website and my Facebook sites (listed on the side bars)!
Thanks so much for checking out what I’ve been doing! I hope to see you soon at one of my shows!!!