Dave Fields: All In Review

New York City native, Dave Fields presents his fourth studio album, All In, released on July 1, 2014.  All in features help from many musicians that Fields has regularly worked with in the past, including: Andy Huenerberg and Tony Tino on bass, Kenny Soule on drums, Dave Keys on piano, and Vladimir Barsky on keys.

All In begins with “Changes In My Life,” a song about growing up and growing old. It’s a solid opening track. “Voodoo Eyes” gives Fields an opportunity to show off some excellent guitar riffs, but the lyrics are exactly what you would expect from a song titled “Voodoo Eyes”. Aside from being a bit cheesy, “Voodoo Eyes” is a fun listen. On “Let’s Go Downtown,” the guitar is easily the highlight of the song. The track is clean and easy to listen to.

All In strays a bit  from the blues in “Dragon Fly.” The instrumentals are at their finest in this track.  “Cross Road” is a very dark and grungy cover of “Crossroads” by Cream. Fields is able to pay respect to the original while giving it a new dark feel in his rendition. This is the first of two covers featured in All In. Fields’ professional level playing is definitely visible in this track.

“Wake Up Jasper” has a classic playful tone to it. It’s a track for fans of the down and dirty original blues. All In also features a live cover of the classic Led Zeppelin song “Black Dog.” Much like the previous cover of the album, Fields is able to totally revamp the sound of the song while still making it sound more than enjoyable. This version of “Black Dog” is lighter and funkier than the original. All In ends on a good note with “Lover’s Holiday.” This song is unplugged an raw. It sounds perfectly fitting for a live setting.

Although All In had a few bumps, overall it is a solid album. It encompasses some of the highlights of a handful of different genres of music and gives them a well tuned blues twist.

The Review: 7.5/10

Can’t Miss Tracks

– Dragon Fly
– Cross Road
– Black Dog
– That’s All Right
– Let’s Go Downtown

The Big Hit

– Let’s Go Downtown

Review by Alysha Rendflesh 

Buy the album: Amazon

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