Hello Good People!
As always we are excited to share the music with you but this time I'm excited to tell you about the hard work going on for the past two months in my kitchen.
New handmade T-shirts and an entire line of Blues Therapy Essential Oil Products!
First they are either sewn or folded to form the design which is held secure with rubber bands. Then they are soaked in soda ash water and individually colored with fiber reactive dyes which I often blend to create different colors. Next they are bagged for 24 hours, then rinsed, washed and hung to dry.
After the shirts are dried they are screen printed by hand. The logo was created by band member and friend Chris Parker. I printed the logo onto a transparency which was then transferred onto a screen through a photo emulsion process conducted in our cellar. After the shirts are painted they dry for 24 hours then are set with heat by iron or dryer. Each shirt is made with love and has nearly an hour of time put into it.
I'm learning as I go and next week I'm taking lessons here at my home from one of the best tie dye artist I know. So the Made to Order shirts should be on an entirely different level. Let's hope.
I am certainly not a pro and I'm in the trial to trial school of tie dye and screen printing. I hope they get better as we go. This has all been a learning process and I've been having fun with it. The kids have been happy to help when they are available too. I look forward to creating new designs and prints in the future.
Now I'm really excited to tell you about the Blues Therapy line of essential oil products we've been making in the kitchen too.
God put it on my heart, or a little angel whispered in my ear. I've been trying to recall when the idea came to mind but either way I've been meditating on it for quite some time now and with the encouragement of friends it's finally happening.
Blues Therapy essential sprays for room and/or body. I personally like spraying most of these in my face. It's refreshing. I think the word my youngest, Sally uses is "satisfying", that's her satisfied look in the picture above. I'm working on different scents and we are naming them after Brick Fields songs. Such as "Arkansas Rain" which smells just like Arkansas rain, or "Soul Of A Woman" which is a blend that I personally enjoy wearing as a perfume and ofcourse "Blues Therapy" which is a refreshing scent that awakens the senses and cures the blues.
A lot of these have also been incorporated into roll-on's and bath salts. I've been treating my family for years using herbs, oils and natural remedies. I've had fun over the years mixing up treatments for friends as well. Now I'm having fun bottling some of these up for you too.
I've recently also started jarring up my homemade "Coconut Stuff" which we use for everything... yes everything from hair, skin and nails to furniture polish in my house. Along with the Coconut stuff I've recently ventured into body butters and scrubs. I hope to be able to sell these online soon. For now I have them available at shows.
Please check out the new Blues Therapy Essentials and see what you might find.
4/12 Brick Fields duo at Roma d'Olivo in Bentonville, AR 7PM
4/13 Uncle Burgers Celebration at The White Water Tavern in Little Rock, AR beginning at 5PM. (This will be a real throwdown in Uncle Burgers honor featuring many many many Arkansas musicians, stories, memories, and of course burgers!)
4/18 Brick Fields Duo at Wright's BBQ in Fayetteville, AR 7PM
4/19 Brick Fields Blues Therapy Group at Old Bank Grill in Russellville, AR 8PM
AND Blues Therapy Every Wednesday night at Morano's in Fayetteville AR 6PM to 9PM
We have several Private Events happening in the next few weeks as well as some exciting public events coming up this year. Remember to check the calendar for your weekend get-aways.
Some places we'll be this year outside our regular regional route include : Newport, AR / Batesville, AR /a tour through Colorado /Salina KS /Jasper, AR /Joplin, MO / Tulsa, OK / Sulfer Springs, TX, and more are being added. Keep on looking at the Calendar. We hope to see you soon.
May God Bless you and yours!
Hello Good People!
It's Spring! Happy April!
OZARK MOUNTAIN SPRINGTIME ROAD TRIP!!
This first weekend in April we hope you will join us in Harrison, AR where Brick Fields Blues Therapy Group will be in concert at the historic Lyric Theater! Take a beautiful therapeutic mountain drive from any spot North, South, East or West and end your day with some Blues Therapy in this relaxed beautiful setting! I took this drive a few weekends ago from Fayetteville to Batesville then back again and decided to stop in to check out the theater where I took some of these pictures.
There was a bar in the theater "for those of you wondering" and a merch booth where we'll be selling our new Spring merch. I've been bottling up some Blues Therapy in essential oils with medicinal oil blends, sprays, sugar scrubs, body butters and bath salts. Also, New Tye Dyes and screen printing!
I'll send out some more April News soon!
May God Bless You and yours!
Hello Good People!
Well, our winter hiatus is coming to an end and we'll be back on the road and in your neighborhood soon! Also, Please Help! We are looking for a new BAND VEHICLE! I'll explain more below.
We have a new year ahead of us and are very happy about some these ventures!
Brick Fields along with our management, Mesa Verde, and Good Apple Entertainment are now working toward expanding our musical ventures this year.
We have just signed with Good Apple Entertainment out of Joplin MO. Doug and Andrea of Good Apple will be handling our bookings this year and are focusing on getting us out and about more around the region. For those of you who have been asking us for years to come here or come there, this is good news for you and for us because they have the tools and know how to make that happen!
Please contact Doug at email@example.com for bookings.
The band will be at our Wednesday night Blues Therapy every Wednesday from 6pm to 9pm at Morano's in Fayetteville AR, then we'll be heading out a bit more beginning at the end of March.
Larry and I will be playing several Duo shows in the next few weeks. Here are a few shows that we have coming up. Hope to see you there.
Saturday March 2nd @ New Delhi Cafe in Eureka Springs, AR Afternoon show Noon to 4pm
Saturday March 23rd @ Roma d'Olivo in Bentonville, AR 7:30 to 9:30
ALSO: Mark your calendar for These Brick Fields Blues Therapy Group
STREET TEAM PLEASE HELP!
We are in search of a new Band Vehicle. Our trusty little van has seen her best days and since we will be venturing out a bit more this year as a group we need more space. We are looking for something that will hold up to 7 adults comfortably and pull a small equipment trailer. We will need to finance it. I've been searching and just haven't found what I'm looking for in our area. I really have my heart set on a conversion van but am beginning to accept that it just may not be God's will. So, I'm opening my mind and just putting this out there. I've learned that there is strength in numbers. We will need to finance whatever we find. Your prayers and Any suggestions you may have are welcome here. Thank you in advance!
NEW BLUES THERAPY CD Release announcement coming soon!!
Also, if you have any prayer requests please send them in to firstname.lastname@example.org Subject "prayer request". We are more than happy to pray for you and your family.
May God bless you and yours!
WINTERTIME BLUES 50% Off Entire Store Thur Feb 28th 2019
Hello Good People!
This is the time of year when we kick back, hone our craft and rest up for the upcoming year. I enjoy the time off almost as much as Larry enjoys it..... uh, okay, he enjoys it way more than I do.
We have some new things happening this year and I'm excited to share them with you as they all come into place. Not yet but soon.
For now, we are celebrating your loyal support of Brick Fields Music with this 50% off Wintertime Blues sale. Everything in store is 50% off starting today through Feb 28th. I've added a few songs to the digital downloads by request: our cover of the Whitesnake song "Here I Go Again", our cover of the TLC song "Waterfalls" and a live recording of our most requested original song "Arkansas Rain".
We hope you enjoy this gift!
To get 50% off your purchases go to www.BrickFieldsMusic.com/store and use this discount code when you check out:
God bless you all! May you enjoy the man changing seasons. See you in the Spring.
Hello Good People!!
Happy Holidays! We have some exciting shows coming up for the month of December check it out!
The Ozark Yuletide gathers again this season for a house concert. I'm sad to say that the tickets are all sold but looking forward to those of you who will be there.
CHRISTMAS IN EUREKA
Saturday December 15th
An Arkansas Christmas
The Auditorium presents an all Arkansas Christmas featuring Arkansas’ own Barrett Baber, from NBC’s “The Voice” along with his band.
Rachel Fields will bring her Christmas favorites to the stage along with a powerful and soulful NW Arkansas Gospel Choir & another special Arkansas guest, Shannon Wurst.
The house band will be brought to you by Anthony Ball and Friends.
This is a FREE show and a way to help the Flint Street Food Bank and a couple of our local charities with your donations of food and cash.
We hope you can come and join us for a wonderful musical holiday evening. Doors open @ 6:30PM. Music starts @ 7:00PM.
Friday December 14th
Hanging with my Diva Sisters!! Divas On Fire will heat up Bentonville AR at The Meteor Guitar Gallery. Show Starts at 8PM Tickets are $10 at the door.
Friday December 21st
Larry and I will be joining family friend and musician Bill Bohannan in Little Rock AR at Pizza D's. I was sorry to hear that this will be their last musical event for Pizza D's. This means we will be looking for another home venue in Little Rock. I look forward to seeing our friends and family for the Christmas Season when we are there on Dec 21st.
Remember Every Wednesday and Sunday you can catch Brick Fields a two different locations in Fayetteville, AR
May God bless you and yours this Christmas Season!