Have a little faith in Brick Fields

November 26th, 2010 at 12:17 pm

Brick Fields Gospel Blue Band

It didn’t take long for Rachel Fields to mesh with Larry Brick.

She calls the first time the two played music together “magical.”

They were bandmates immediately, friends quickly, and married about six months after they met.

Three years later, the duo, who perform as Brick Fields, is still making music together or with the Brick Fields Gospel Blue Band.

It’s the latter entity that won the recent band competition element of the Ozark Blues Challenge. That victory earned them a trip to represent Northwest Arkansas at the annual International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tenn. and also a spot on the bill for the annual Blues in the Natural State concert at George’s Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville.

That show takes place at 9 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 27). Admission is $5 in advance or $7 at the door.

Fields chatted with me about the duo’s music, the immediate connection she had with her musical partner and the group’s plans for an upcoming recording. You can read the story that resulted from that interview in today’s What’s Up! section, either in print or online, if you are a subscriber to our newspaper’s products.