Since Apr 03, 2017
|Genre||Folk / Alt-Country / Comedy|
|Bio||Kerryn Fields' enormous life story and hopeless romanticism gets her into trouble (and onto airplanes).
After learning to play guitar whilst strapped to a hospital bed (don’t worry, we have questions too), she’s done away with reinventing - giving the proverbial wheel of country music and honest comedy the respect it deserves. But there’s an exploding and absolutely modern sentiment tucked into the folds of her old-school new ideas.
The question is, is her music any good?
Thankfully, Kerryn Fields poignant and powerful songs, baritone brilliance and unassuming string-plucking virtuosity leave audiences transfixed, crying, hysterically laughing and dipping their fingers into all the layers of the universe - after which they lick them in public, because this life is kind of delicious.
Inspired by great storytellers and musicians, it was Paul Kelly's song, co-written with Kev Carmody, ‘From Little Things Big Things Grow’, that convinced Fields to move out of a haunted house in New Zealand, sell her Kombi van and buy a one-way ticket to Melbourne.
Fields' debut album Rascal delves into the rawness of leaving your life behind for the unknown. Her towering personality and enslaving voice meld perfectly with each song and features Ben Franz (The Waifs) on pedal steel, Cat Leahy (Sal Kimber & The Rolling Wheel, This Way North) on drums, and an abundance of local talent.
Good mates Sam Lohs and Rosie Burgess are her band “The Jimmie Deans” - Kerryn’s backing of out-of-control musicianship, harmonies, wild banter and the elusive freedom to sob naked in front of one another.
She’s also very funny.
“One of Melbourne’s great voices.” – Tim Thorpe, RRR FM
“A joyous presence” – TheMusic.Com.Au
Here's a song I recorded at Pete & LeAnn's house, a truly magic evening for them and their community when they invited me to perform in their home.
Here's a song I love filmed by the crew at Punt Sessions
MOMMA DONT LET YOUR BABIES GROW UP TO BE COWBOYS
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