Friday Night Blues w, Inedependent Artists The Brick Fields Band

Apologies for the quiet days here on Barefoot Music. Though this blog has been devoid of the diverse music postings my ears have not. 
I’d like to introduce you the fantastic brother-sister duet The Brick Fields Band. ( for a short biography see notes below video)

Brick Fields Music

Friday Night Blues w/ The Brick fields Band
  “ Just like good old fashion medicine, we all need a taste of this invigorating music”  ~ Brick fields.
“On The Vine”

Included is the band’s biography from their artist page for several reasons.

{One] because promoting independent music is a personal passion that I believe in voicing my support for. {Two} because it is my experience that the fans of independent artists tend to feel a closer connection and bond with their favorite musicians and bands.  (Three) In that spirit of musicianship I believe in sharing good music forward. I’d like to ask you to do the same.

Please treat yourself to a visit  to Brick Fields links below, acquaint yourself with more of their richly organic & natural style and sound, They would like to know you were there so please; say hello and where you’re from.

From the band’s artist page: ( find their music here)

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