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Sep 17

The Nields

Jammin Java All Ages
Doors 5:30PM | Show 7PM

About the event

The Nields have been lighting up the indie circuit since 1991, originally traveling the continent as a five-piece band. Today, Nerissa and Katryna perform as a duo, with about five or six full-band shows a year. With 20 albums, major and independent record and publishing deals, performances with 10,000 Maniacs, The Band, James Taylor, and the Indigo Girls, the Nields have lived the Rock & Roll life. The Nields have been lauded for their gorgeous, lilting, sibling harmonies, their wise, classic, folk/pop songs, their hilarious banter on stage, and their generosity and warmth in performance and engagement with their fans. 

Their latest album, November––with a newsprint cover––is full of songs inspired by the headlines. Though the songs tackle critical issues––the climate crisis (“The Kids Always Get It”), the situation at the border (“Goodbye, Mexico,” “Jesus Was a Refugee”), the fragility of our democracy (“America the Beautiful”)––the message of hope pulses through each track, a strong and steady heartbeat. “Tyrants Always Fall” was written the day before the 2017 inauguration, and it has come to be known as the “Resistance Anthem” in many circles. For the two familiar songs –“This Land Is Your Land” and “America the Beautiful”—the Nields are joined by old friends and fellow travelers, including Dar Williams, Chris Smither, Peter Mulvey, Vance Gilbert, Ben Demerath, and their own children, plus members of a local youth chorus.  The lyrics of “America the Beautiful” have been tinkered with (“And crown thy good in neighborhoods…”) to reflect what today’s poets might hope for our country.

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