As the work of the Everly Brothers or the McGarrigle Sisters has amply demonstrated, there are few sounds as sublime as close harmonies rendered by siblings. In the case of western Massachusetts folk rockers the Nields, the siblings are sisters Nerissa and Katryna Nields, and their inimitable vocal blend is a disarming mix of clean folk harmonies and clenched Generation-X angst.
-The Chicago Tribune
The Nields have carved out a singular style that combines pop craftsmanship, folk sensibility, ‘60’s classic rock and ‘90’s alternative––always with an intelligent (occasionally humorous) take on the curve balls that life continually serves up. It’s a sound Apple Music describes as “equal parts The Beatles, the cranberries and Joni Mitchell.” With their finely tuned melodies and the natural exuberance, 21 albums, major and independent record and publishing deals, performances with 10,000 Maniacs, The Band, James Taylor, and the Indigo Girls, the Nields have paid their dues, to answer their own question posed in their most beloved song “Easy People.” (“Haven’t I paid my dues by now? And don’t I get the right to choose?”)
“I can’t believe we get paid to do this!” says Nerissa. “I think the audience picks up on that pretty quickly, that we are so happy to be singing for them. A lot of people say to us that they came in depressed and they left full of joy and hope. And there’s really nothing better than that.”
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