Dave Fields | Force of Will – July 3
NY Blues Hall of Fame and Fodera Guitar artist Dave Fields sixth and latest alum, Force of Will is a ferocious mix of blues rock and beyond that stretches the boundaries. Force of Will takes you on a musical journey in a way that only Dave Fields can take you. Dave and his Fodera guitar will light your senses on fire. Force of Will, like all of Dave’s albums, is a dynamic excursion of love, fun, joy and life which will please the blues-rock lover and beyond.
When I first heard him, I knew he had something special
BLUES HALL OF FAMER / Hubert Sumlin
When Dave plays he plays with such passion
GUITAR PLAYER MAGAZINE
Force of Will opens up with the driving rock love shuffle I Love My Baby which is a blues rock ode to true love. The second track Big Block will flatten your head with the up-tempo boogie vibes which features Steve Morse band drummer Van Romaine and NJ bass legend Buddy Allen ( of Rick Derringer fame ). The next track that follows Hunger is a grinding swamp sex blues rock number that will get your hips moving to a love-sick trance. Track 4 is one of Dave’s favorite cuts on the album Why Can’t You Ever Treat Me Right is a heart wrenching slow bluesy plea for unrequited love and the guitar solo is scintillating! The title track Force of Will lands in the middle of the album which is a call to the times we live in today ‘The force of will keeps you going on’. You can hear Dave calling out to his woman on It’s Not Ok which will delight any blues listener featuring Norwegian blues kings Kåre Amundsen (drums) and Bjørn Hågset on bass. Force of Will abruptly takes a turn on track seven into NYC blues with the funky-jazzy Chloe & Otis co-written with Vlad Barsky. Dave lights up the album with his tribute to NY music legend Delmar Brown fittingly titled Delmar on track eight. This guitar cadenza will sear your soul! Instrumental Jack Ham Her is track nine and it will leave you feeling like you got hit by a Jack Hammer! It features Van Romaine (drums) and Erik Boyd on bass (Black 47). The final cut is the Otis Redding influenced sexy rocker Best I Can which has its roots in soul but served up NYC blues-rock style!
Dave is a lifelong New Yorker and currently resides in the lower east side Manhattan. His musical roots stretch deep being the son of successful NYC composer ,arranger & producer Sammy ‘Forever’ Fields.
Dave Fields has performed and continues to perform all over the US and the world. He enjoys a big Spotify audience as well as a huge social media presence. His awards include: Best Self Produced album 2006 at the IBC for producing BACK IN BLUESVILLE, 2009-2010 Mojo Boogie Award, Big City Blues Magazine Happy To Have The Blues Lifetime Achievement Award. Legendary British bluesman John Mayall recorded Dave’s song “Train To My Heart” on his album “TOUGH”. Dave’s album’s TIME’S A WASTIN’, ALL WOUND UP, DETONATION, ALL IN #1 RMR Top 50 blues charts and UNLEASHED have all garnered international success.