The Yardbirds with Dave Fields- 9/6
at City Winery New York City
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ABOUT THE YARDBIRDS
The Yardbirds are more than a Rock band…they are an institution…which, in the brief period from 1963 to 1968, made an indelible mark on the “Shapes of Things” to come.
To the casual music fan, The Yardbirds are best known as the band that honed the skills of future “guitar gods” Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page; and for their slew of chart hits, including “For Your Love,” “Heart Full of Soul”, “I’m A Man”, and “Over Under Sideways Down”. However, led by core members and songwriters Jim McCarty (drums), Chris Dreja (rhythm guitar/bass) and the late Keith Relf (vocals/harmonica), the band’s experimental explorations also provided the crucial link between British R&B, Psychedelic Rock, and Heavy Metal, while pioneering the use of innovations like fuzz tone, feedback and distortion. The Yardbirds, electrifying, eclectic and way ahead of their time, melded heavy rock, wild jams, and an improvisatory feel, and continue to influence generations of bands. Please note that Mr. Dreja is currently on hiatus from touring for health reasons, but looks forward to seeing fans again soon!
ABOUT DAVE FIELDS
Dave Fields is an Electrifying Rocker with a Blues Soul. He is a “genre-busting” guitarist and virtuoso whose performances are always awe inspiring and intensely passionate. He has been stunning audiences on The Legendary Blues Cruises, various venues throughout the East Coast, as well as Norway & Moscow.
On September 18, blues-rock guitarist/singer-songwriter Dave Fields will release new studio album, Detonation (Fields Of Roses Records).
Expanding upon the premise of his two earlier blues-rock albums, Time’s A’Wastin’ (2007) and All Wound Up (2008) Detonation, with a definite nod towards Fields’ two major influences, Jeff Beck and Jimi Hendrix, incorporates a more rock-oriented approach while still remaining true to his blues roots. “The first two albums are contemporary blues rock,” says Fields. “This is definitely more rock than blues.”
Fields’ musical journey has garnered him an international fan base, and has carried this New York guitar virtuoso to locales as diverse as Norway and Moscow to share his passion for music. “It’s so amazing to be able to connect with people from other countries who grew up listening to American music, and then they meet an American and get to hear it,” he says. “To see them respond to you and connect with you, people from other cultures, and to realize how much we have in common. It doesn’t matter where you’re from. We’re all human beings.”