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Events

Sunday, June 16
Dave Fields
The Viking Club
1450 41st Street, Moline, Illinois
6:00 p.m. -- Admission is $10.00 or $8.00 for MVBS members

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Sunday, June 16 will be a special day for blue-rock fans in the Quad-Cities. That’s the day when Dave Fields will reappear at the Moline Viking Club, 1450  41st Street, Moline. The show will start at 6:00 p.m. and will only cost $8.00 for MVBS members or $10.00 for the general public.

Dave Fields is a “genre-busting” blues-rock guitarist/singer/composer/producer whose performances have been electrifying audiences from New York City, Oslo, Moscow, Sardinia, and San Diego for many years. Todd Fitzsimmons of The NY State Blues Festival says, “Dave deserves to be heard by every blues fan.” And fortunately for blues lovers, his music has been heard on TV, radio, and the web, used for the 2004 Olympics, VH1, IBM, and much more. Dave’s musical path has been quite a journey. “Unlike many blues musicians, I was raised to be a musical ‘hit man’” states Dave. From the time Dave was a young child he was exposed to noteworthy musicians. He grew up in his noted gifted composer/arranger/producer/father’s, Sammy “Forever” Fields, recording studio being exposed to the likes of Sammy Kahn, Rupert Holmes and Stevie Wonder. After attending Berklee College of Music, Dave was immersed in the NYC music scene as a first-call guitarist and multi-instrumentalist. This allowed Dave his unmatchable music experience which lead to him doing sessions with many famous musicians and producers like Tommy James and Ahmed Ertegen (to name a few) and even was on staff of one of the top five jingle companies in “NY Look Music” As Dave’s notoriety grew, he was able to add playing/recording with Aretha Franklin, performances with the likes of Hubert Sumlin, The Drifters, Lenny Kravitz, and Blues Traveler, and his appearance in the U2 movie “Rattle and Hum” to his resume.

But not long into his musical career, Dave made the decision that he was going to make a stand in his life. He was going to do what was really important to himself. So he set out on his new career path—being Dave Fields the artist. “I had backed up and produced so many other artists and one day it dawned on me, why am I doing this for everyone else? Why can't I do it for me!” This turned out to be a remarkable decision for him—in 2006 Dave won Best Self Produced CD at the International Blues Challenge for producing “Back in Bluesville” and on May 20, 2012 he was inducted into NY Blues Hall Of Fame along with John Hammond and Gary US Bonds. “As a musician I was put on this this earth to spread joy, love and life to everyone. I try to do that what every note I play, with every lyric I write and sing” said Dave Fields.

“When I first heard him I knew he had something special.
When Dave plays he plays with such passion.”

BLUES HALL OF FAMER / Hubert Sumlin

“…an enjoyable listen for both blues acolytes and casual club jumpers … an
exhilarating concert experience if you ever get a chance to see Fields live.”

GUITAR PLAYER MAGAZINE

“Fields stand apart as a flamboyant entertainer.”
Frank-John Hadley - DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE

 


Mississippi Valley Blues Society
Upcoming Shows

Sunday, June 16
Dave Fields
The Viking Club
1450 41st Street, Moline, Illinois
6:00 p.m. -- Admission is $10.00 or $8.00 for MVBS members

Friday, July 5 and Saturday, July 6
Mississippi Valley Blues Festival
The Bend
Murphy Park
900 Bend Boulevard
East Moline, Illinois

Tickets are available at:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mississippi-valley-blues-festival-tickets-58688098683

Tickets at the gate will be Friday - $20.00, Saturday - $30.00, Both days - $45.00.
Advance tickets are Friday - $15.00, Saturday - $25.00, Both days - $35.00. There are small fees added to the advance prices.

 

An extensive list of other blues and jazz shows in the area can be found here.
http://qcliveblues.org/

Blues Fest photo

Photo of three musicians playing at the Quad Cities Mississippi Valley Blues Festival