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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Hello Good People!
Check out our new Social Distancing Video!
Spread The Love, Not The Virus.
Want to make someone feel good today?...Share this with all your friends.
Also, All music downloads are free right now! Donations and Tips are encouraged!
Brick Fields Blues Therapy LIVESTREAM Every Wednesday night at 7PM! Brick Fields Gospel Sunday Stream every Sunday night at 7PM!
Stay in Tune and Tune in!
Love all of you, Spread the Love and keep your eye to the sky!
From my heart, Rachel
Hello Good People!
We pray that you are all doing well out there in this new world we are seeing unfold before our eyes.
I know that we are all struggling in many different ways right now and we hope to be a blessing to you and bring joy, hope and healing through music. That is why we decided to delete the payments on our downloads. Right now all of our music downloads in our online store are completely FREE. Music is medicine for the soul. When the soul is well, it heals the body.
This week we will be putting out a new compilation release "Songs From The Harvest". I've called this, because it is a compilation of gospel and worship songs which we recorded back in 2012 so we would have a personal record of them. We never produced these songs. They are raw and were quickly laid down one afternoon at Sound Illusions Studios in Berryville, AR. I think we recorded over 20 songs that day in less than two hours. I've chosen a few songs from that day for this compilation in hopes that they will feed your soul. If you've ever attended church with us or one of our Sunday Gospel brunches then it is possible you've heard them there, otherwise they are rare cuts.
As of now we have released one live stream which took place on Wednesday March 25th at 7PM from Pro Sound Consulting Studios. The production was conducted by Jamie and Anissa Anawaty and they did a brilliant job. We had 600 folks tune in and 8 generous virtual tippers. Thank you for attending and tipping. This is a whole new world we are all living in and we will keep on keeping on, learning as we go. We plan to continue Wednesday nights at 7PM. If you missed the show you can still see it at this link:
SUNDAY MARCH 20th
Pro Sound Consulting will be streaming a Brick Fields Sunday Gospel show beginning at 7PM if you would like to tune in then join the event at this link:
Please tune in and share with your friends. It's like a party in the chat room. You guys ROCK!!
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your prayers, good thoughts and to those of you who are shopping from our online store, sending donations and helping put food on our tables through these hard times. I pray for those of you who are in need. May God bless you in miraculous ways and give you peace.
1 Peter 5:7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
Hello Good People!
I pray your all doing well and keeping your chin up. I know that this is a very trying time for some.
Just a quick note to let you know we will be doing a Brick Fields Blues Therapy Live Stream tonight, WED MARCH 25th at The Pro Sound Consulting Studio. Go to this link to join the event:
Then tune in at least 5 min til 7PM.
If you miss the livestream, you can watch again later so it would be good to join the event either way. We will be releasing a Gospel Stream on Sunday too. I do not have the details for this yet.
Much love to all of you,