Larry Brick and Rachel Fields-Brick both Arkansas natives, come together with their natural approach Original Arkansas Blues using a Gospel platform as well as an Americana Soul feel. Larry, on guitar and background vocals along with Rachel using her ambrosial voice while playing guitar and flute, bring together a stormy performance each and every time. The team are definitive blues artists, although there repertoire includes originals written by both and of various genres including Gospel, Ballads, R&B and well tested standards. The collaboration of these different genres of music touches the heart and soul of all walks of life. Known for presenting enriching concerts, Brick Fields offer American entertainment for the young and old alike. Just like good old fashion medicine, we all need a taste of this invigorating music. The Nashville Blues Society has called Brick Fields Music an “Unleashed cleansing of the soul!” and New Music Of Tomorrow says, “Brick Fields is by far the most soulful artist I have heard in years!”
Brick Fields is comprised of two individuals, Larry Brick and Rachel Fields, who prior to joining forces, have had their own impressive artistic history. To better understand the force behind these two individuals, one needs to know more about them to have a full understanding and appreciation of their music today.
Larry Brick was influenced by Memphis music being relatively close to that area. On the weekends they would observe musicians from the doorways of the clubs. He moved to Colorado where he met another Arkansas musician Larry Womack. Larry Brick traveled to Florida to play some shows but was invited to begin playing Gospel Music in churches. This led him to a Christian label, Maranatha Records. They would play for the Calvary and Vineyard Chapels.
Rachel Fields was influenced by her musical family. She started playing flute at the age of eleven in school and left home at 16 to attend a private school in Vicksburg, Mississippi where she studied classical voice and flute. Rachel later moved to New York City where she studied musical theater, acting and dance at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy. She had the opportunity to play with some of the members of Big Brother and the Holding Company. She toured with the Jerry Garcia Band along with she and a few of the JGB players toured as a group called Big Folk. Rachel married and gave birth to twins in 2003 but in 2006 found herself as a single mother with three children and back to Arkansas.
Larry and Rachel met in Eureka Springs, Arkansas one night when Rachel was performing at an outdoor venue. They have been together ever since and are now married giving birth to the duo Brick Fields.
Awards and Accolades include but are not limited to:
- 2010 Ozark Blues Challenge Winners
- 2012 Pick of Club 152 for Beale St. Blues Kings at the IBC’s Memphis
- 2012 nominee for NWAMusic Awards Best Blues Band
- 2012 for NWA Music Awards Best Duo
- 2012 3rd place Ozark Folk Songwriters Awards
- Winners of 2012 King of the Roots Springfield, Mo. division