Hello Good People!
I pray you're all well!
Here is an update on our upcoming album and CD Release Concert:
We are planning an in-studio CD release concert that will be broadcast on-line. Due to Covid restrictions there will be a small in-studio audience. We hope to provide a safe place, some food and a concert for folks who are in need or hurting. I'm hoping you can help me make our list of invites. Here is how:
If you know of any individuals or if you yourself are in need of healing, basic needs or therapy who may be blessed by a live concert of Gospel Music I am asking that you email us with your stories: Send these emails to: email@example.com Subject: THERAPY!
I know we have had some very dedicated listeners over the years. Some of you have been around 20 years or more, since before Larry and I met. I would love to hear from all of you. How has the music affected your lives over the years? When did we meet? Please send your stories. I'd like to include some of them into this project in some form or fashion. I would also love for some of you to be special guests at this event.
We have completed the recording and are in the mixing and mastering process. The album will be titled "In The Garden" and features the Blues Therapy Group: Kevin Bonner, Chris Parker, Hunter Judkins, myself, Larry and also Vince Turner who has been doing an excellent job filling in since we lost our dear friend and bandmate Hoobie. This album is dedicated to his memory.
My children Riley and Sally are also lending their vocals on the record and we have included some special guests including Jason Smith on trombone.
The record was recorded at Crisp Studio's by engineer Darren Crisp in Fayetteville, AR who is also co-producer along with the band and myself.
The cover art is in the works by my friend and artist Chyna Cat and I'm excited to see what she comes up with.
LABOR OF LOVE
The album has been a labor of love. Since times are tough everyone has been donating their time. Your gracious donations will help with getting the hard copy printed and distributed and also help with some of the recording costs.
Thank you for your prayers and to our friends who have donated so far!
Andy Green, Shirley Anawaty, Jessica Carroll, Max Templin, Norma Ely, Ina Eves, Laura owens, Laura Downing, Julianne Brauning, , Richard Reynolds,Robb McCormick,Debbie Diamond, Bruce Allen, Brandon Williams,John Belverade, Brenda Knox, Jilliann Guthrie
If anyone would like to support this project they can visit www.brickfieldsmusic.com/full-gospel-album
The date for the broadcast has not been set yet. As of now, we plan to pre-record the event with Jamie Anawaty and Darren Crisp teaming up on the production on May 1st. Please send your story entries in by mid-April if you or someone you know would like to take part.
May God bless you and yours!
HELLO GOOD PEOPLE!
I'm excited to announce that a Brick Fields Blues Therapy FULL ON Gospel Album is IN THE WORKS!
Do you want to lend your vocal talents? Be a Co-Producer? Have a Live concert at your home? Own One of The First Copies of The New Brick Fields Gospel CD? Keep reading...
The recording dates are set for the end of this month at Crisp Studio in Fayetteville, AR! We are going to provide an opportunity for you all to be a part of it too.
Although all of our albums have had gospel content on them, we have yet to release a full gospel album, many of you have requested one over the years. This year we have made a goal to honor your requests and do that!
After this past year that we've all been through it's easy to see how quickly we can lose the ones that we love, how fragile life can be and how rapidly things can change. We will certainly miss our dear friend Hoobie during this recording. This album will be in memory of him. Our friend, Vince Turner has graciously stepped up to honor him on bass.
Darren Crisp of Crisp studios said some similar words to me about life being fragile and has been very encouraging, giving me a bit of a lift toward getting in the studio and finally getting these songs recorded. I wouldn't want to record our music with any other engineer or at any other studio. Crisp feels like home and an honor all at the same time.
Brick Fields Blues Therapy Group includes drummer Kevin Bonner, Bass player Vince Turner and guitar player Chris Parker, along with some guest musicians as well. Due to Covid, we will have to space out. I hope that Hunter can join us on sax, he is on the front lines as a Dr. so we will see.
The album will include some originals and some old standards but it will all be Gospel Music!
HERE IS HOW YOU CAN TAKE PART !
We are creating a crowd funding opportunity through Patreon.
PATREON is an online outlet for creators. Typically it is used as a way to help fund ongoing creative projects with monthly contributions. We are going to use
There are contribution opportunities that run anywhere from $5 to $5000 and they all come with rewards for you the contributors.
Rewards that range from receiving a signed copy of the New Album all the way to being a Co-Producer, attending the recording sessions and lending your vocal talents on the album.
You can check out our Patreon Site and all of the information at:
Here is a list of the contribution opportunities:
Contribution and Reward Opportunities:
$5 - THANK YOU! This is just a general support contribution! Thank you so much for your support.
$10 - THANK YOU! This is a one time contribution toward our new "Brick Fields Full Gospel Album".
You will receive a digital download of the full album once it is released!
Thank you for your contribution.
$15 - THANK YOU! This contribution includes a digital download of the New Full Gospel Album once it's released and A download of any previous Brick Fields CD of your choice.
$20 - THANK YOU! This contribution includes the Hard Copy of the New Brick Fields Full Gospel CD!
$40 - THANK YOU!! This contribution includes a hard copy of The New Brick Fields Full Gospel CD when it is released as well as one item of your choice of Blues Therapy Essential items from the Blues Therapy Stuff store.
These include: Bath Salts, Body Butters and Essential Oil Therapy Blends
$80 - THANK YOU!!! This Contribution includes The New Full Gospel CD, The digital download, 2 items from the Brick Fields Essentials store and a download of any previous album of your choice from The Brick Fields Music store.
$125 - THANK YOU THANK YOU!!This contribution includes The New Brick Fields Full Gospel CD, The digital download, 2 items of your choice from the Blues Therapy store and a custom made Tie Dye shirt with the Brick Fields logo.
$250 - OH MY GOODNESS THANK YOU!! This contribution includes 2 New Brick Fields Full Gospel CD's, The album digital download, 2 Custom Brick Fields Tie Dyes, A basket filled with Homemade Blues Therapy Essentials by Rachel.
$500 - WOW! THANK YOU SO MUCH! This contribution includes a personal 1 hour concert by Brick Fields Duo, and 2 copies of The New Brick Fields Full Gospel Album when it's released.
(Concert must be with-in a 1 hour radius of Fayetteville AR. If further then travel expenses apply.)
$1000 - YOUR SO GENEROUS WOW THANK YOU! Must be available for Recording date Jan 21 & 22. This contribution includes a 2 hour pass to the studio during one of the two recording days! You can bring a guest and watch and listen as we create in the studio. Your name will be printed in the outline section of the CD Cover! It also includes 2 copies of the New Brick Fields Full Gospel album once it's released and the full digital download. (LIMIT TWO!)
$2500 - WOWZA!!! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! Must be available for Recording date Jan 21 & 22. This contribution includes 2 behind the scenes passes to a full day in the studio! Two of you can listen and observe the recording process in action! Coffee and Lunch on us! You will be listed as a Co-Producer on the CD Outline! It also includes 2 Brick Fields Full Gospel Albums, The full album digital download, a basket of Brick Fields Blues Therapy Essential products and 2 custom made Tie Dyes by Rachel.
$5000 - IS THIS REAL? ARE YOU REAL? WHOA!! THANK YOU!! HOW CAN WE EVER THANK YOU? Must be available for Recording date Jan 21 & 22. This contribution gets you 2 passes for a Full Access behind the scenes fun filled whole day in the studio during the recording process to listen and observe. A spot on the CD using your talented backing vocals or voice overs! Listed as a Co-Producer on the CD Cover Outline. Coffee and Lunch on us! Booking for a Two Hour Full Band Private Concert for you and your friends at your chosen time and place. 10 of The Brick Fields New Full Gospel Albums, 5 Custom Tie Dye Brick Fields T-shirts and a Super Basket of Blues Therapy Essentials by Rachel.
If you would like to be a part of the creation of this Album JOIN US ON PATREON!
WHERE DOES YOUR MONEY GO?
*Paying the musicians and guest musicians ($1000 to $1500)
*Funding Studio Time, mixing, production, mastering ($2500)
*Funding the cost of ordering and producing 300 to 500 Hard copy CD's along with Funding distribution to music outlets. ($726 to $834)
*Funding the cost of copyrights and publishing for publisher owned material. (Estimated $300 to $500)
OPTIONAL *Hiring a publicist to launch the release of the new album on world wide radio, blogs, podcasts, magazines, reviews etc.. ($2400)
Also OPTIONAL *Creating a promotional video ($1000)
*materials to create rewards such as shirts, dyes for shirts, essential oils, packaging etc.
We hope you will be a part of this exciting journey! We are so excited to be able to create music and share the Gospel through it!
Once again here is the link to join us on Patreon:
Support The New Brick Fields Full Gospel CD at :Brick Fields Patreon
May God bless you and yours!
Hello Good People!
I pray your all well and finding the blessings in this world around the chaos.
While our music ventures are on hold, I would like to remind you that we did release a new album this year even though we didn't get to travel and promote it. It is still available here on the website.
I'd love to hear what you all have been doing with your time during this new world we live in.
I'm spending a lot of time with the kids, the chickens and in the kitchen cooking and creating. Which brings me to this: If you are wondering what to get your loved ones for the holiday's this year, I hope you will consider some of my homemade essential oil products, jewelry, tye dyes, crotched items and music.
You can check out the Store page HERE
and The Facebook Page HERE
If you have any issues with ordering or shipping cost, please message me at firstname.lastname@example.org with "ORDER" in the subject line and let me know how I can help you. Or, you can also just respond to this email. I want to make sure I have the store set up correctly.
I will need plenty of time to make the crotched items, so if you want any of those please order now.
Here's a brochure with a few things you'll find at the online store, I've also added some seasonal things to the store that are not on the brochure:
You can see everything online at this LINK
May God be with you and your families during these times.
Hello Good People!
We got some Great News today! Thanks to all of your votes our song "Soul Of A Woman" is nominated for the Independent Music Awards Blues Song of The year! This is a wonderful honor. Here is the official press release received today from the IMA's:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Brick Fields is among The Year’s Most Exceptional Music Projects Nominated in
The 18th Annual Independent Music Awards
Brick Fields, Lucinda Williams, Steven Van Zandt, Jesse Malin, Jonatha Brooke, Heilung, Sofía Rei & JC Maillard, Sawyer Fredericks, Jake La Botz, Wouter Kellerman, The Dollyrots and STORRY, are among The18th IMA Nominees
New York, NY April 9, 2020 — Arkansas’ Blues Therapy Group,” Brick Fields from Northwest Arkansas joins Lucinda Williams, Steven Van Zandt, Jesse Malin, Jonatha Brooke, STORRY, Sawyer Fredericks, Sofía Rei & JC Maillard, Jake La Botz, Wouter Kellerman, Guy Scheiman, The Dollyrots and Sekou Andrews as a Nominee in The 18th annual Independent Music Awards (IMAs), the influential program for independent artists and releases from around the globe.
Recognized for their song “Soul Of A Woman” in the Blues category, Brick Fields is among the 400 artists nominated in The 18th IMAs by fans and industry, in more than 100 Album, Song, EP, Music Producer, Music Video and Design categories. View all 18th IMA Nominees here.
The song “Soul Of A Woman” written by Rachel Fields was recorded live by Chris Parker at Morano’s during a Wednesday night Brick Fields Blues Therapy session. “We have entered songs into the IMA’s before over the past 12 years but this is the first time we’ve made it to the 2nd round of nominees. That is all because of our faithful listeners here in the region who took time to go online and vote! I’m very hopeful and excited about the possibilities that will come from this opportunity! Arkansas people as well as all of our listeners are the best, like family and I know with all of my heart that if it is at all possible, they will send in their votes in this last round to cheer us on!”
The Wicked Cool label (USA) leads this year’s nominations with recognition across 19 music and video categories, while its label head, Steven Van Zandt earned a Producer nomination for the album Richard and The Young Lions: Volume 2.
Other notable mentions include multiple honors for France-based metal label Season of Mist with 13 nominations. Canadian artist STORRY earned a total of 4 nominations for her debut record, Ch III: The Come Up which she wrote, funded and produced herself.
The winning projects will be selected by influential judging panels including: Tom Waits & Kathleen Brennan, Robert Smith, Ziggy Marley, KT Tunstall, Dee Snider, Drowning Pool, Roberta Flack, Jaci Velasquez, Coolio, Joshua Bell, Beth Gibbons, Joe Satriani and nearly 100 more creatives, top recording artists and industry influencers determining this year’s winners.
Vox Pop voting for the fan-favorite Song and Video projects at https://fans.IndependentMusicAwards.com runs thru THURSDAY, APRIL 23RD.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The 18th annual Independent Music Awards ceremony originally scheduled for June in New York City will proceed as an online showcase for this year’s top-ranked artists and music projects. More details and a new announcement schedule will be released in the days ahead.
View a complete list of 18th IMA Nominees and Judges at IndependentMusicAwards.com
Artistry. Diversity. Excellence.
Now in its 18th year, The Independent Music Awards, produced by Music Resource Group, recognizes exceptional work by indie creatives from around the globe. The planet’s most diverse music awards honor artistry and daring rather than streams and social reach - and celebrates everything that makes indie music authentic and unique.
This year’s Nominees were culled from thousands of Album, EP, Song, Producer, Music Video and Visual Design submissions from 73 countries on 6 continents.
Program honorees are established artists and rising stars: including: Killer Mike, Melissa Auf der Maur, Valerie June, Macy Gray, Jackson Browne, Pete Seeger, Flying Lotus, Lacuna Coil, Passenger, fun., JD McPherson, Team Me, Radio Radio, ...And You Shall Know Us by the Trail of Dead, Meghan Trainor, Lionel Loueke, Girl in a Coma, Apples in stereo, Masta Ace, Le Boeuf Brothers, Pokey LaFarge, Juliana Hatfield and many, many more.
More about The IMAs:
Thank you to everyone who nominated us! Please check out the other nominees and follow this link to cast your vote.We were nominated for the Blues Song category: https://fans.IndependentMusicAwards.com
Also Remember: you can catch our live stream every Wednesday and Sunday at 7PM from ProSound Consulting on Facebook live Stream.
Aside from your votes and your viewings I want to say thank you from the bottom of our hearts from all your outpouring prayers and giving during this very tough time while we are unable to travel to you. Our family and home are blessed because of you.
May God continue to bless you and your families during this time. If you have any prayer request please send them and we will pray for you and yours.
Much love and many prayers,
Hello Good People!
We pray you are all well and good during your time at home.
Tonight you can tune in to the HOME SWEET FROM HOME concert and hear many wonderful songwriters:
Show starts at 7PM... from the producers:
We're bringing Home Sweet Home to YOUR HOME! 26 of our amazing hometown artists plus a couple of special guests have recorded with Red Barn Studio from venues all over NWA - Haxton Road Studios, Fairlane Station, ROOTS HQ at Guisinger Music House, Red Barn Studio and their own homes.
Tune in on the City Sessions or Home Sweet Home Festival Facebook and Instagram channels on FRIDAY FROM 7-8PM and SATURDAY FROM 4-5PM.
You'll have an opportunity to tip each artist via Venmo/Paypal during the show so have your phones ready! Our artist neighbors are hurting right now - let's be generous patrons.
FRIDAY @ 7:00
SATURDAY @ 4:00
Smokey & the Mirror
Benjamin Del Shreve
Kevin & Jessica Kiehn
Here is the Link: HOME SWEET FROM HOME
as well as our tip jars: Paypal: email@example.com Venmo: $brickfieldsmusic Cash App: $brickfields
YES I SAID PIE>>> KEEP READING
Also if you missed this past weeks Blues Therapy Live Stream you can still watch it here: BLUES THERAPY 4/1/2020
Then on Sunday you can tune into ProSound Consulting for Brick Fields Sunday Gospel Stream at 7PM every Sunday: This week we are doing some special requests.
WHAT ABOUT THE PIE? KEEP READING...
Have you checked out our new video? It's uplifting and will bring you joy guaranteed. I hope you watch it and share it with your friends. It's going out to all of you Good People:
BLUE MONDAY MONTHLY!
Shout out this week to John "Blueshammer" Hammer for keeping us informed with Blue Monday Monthly and playing our tunes! Keep up on your favorite blues music : Blue Monday Monthly
MAKE ROOM FOR PIE!
Ok, now about the pie... Ms. Ladonna brought this SWEET little documentary to my attention yesterday. A tour through Arkansas with Kat Robinson visiting all of the very best pie makers in our home state. This regional Emmy Nominated documentary also features some Brick Fields music which we recorded during our tour in Israel. I highly recommend check it out. I thoroughly enjoyed it and hope to visit some of these spots if the future would be so kind to allow it. Please send the producers and Ms. Kat a hello and let them know that Brick Fields shared this documentary with you and how much you enjoyed hearing our music on their film. Check it out. Great to watch with family!
Here's the link: MAKE ROOM FOR PIE
Thank you and God bless you all.
Much faith, hope and love to you in these times.