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The Nields


Country of origin:

U.S.

Type of music generally:

Alternative folk-rock

Status:

Most recent release, XVII (2015); Nerissa and Katryna Nields mostly now perform as a duo

See also:

The Nields Web

The Ectophiles' Guide's page for Nerissa & Katryna Nields

Comparisons:

i would compare it to Velocity Girl á la Over The Rhine and Letters To Cleo. (iflin@speakeasy.net)

Indigo Girls or the Wyrd Sisters. (carnivore@bigfoot.com)

Jehova Waitresses. (Matt.Bittner)

Covers/own material:

Both, though mostly own material

General comments:

They're a five-person band, with 2 female vocalists (one also plays guitar). The music is sort-of pumped up electrified folk, with a healthy dose of humor thrown in. If you dislike name songs (like some I know), you might want to avoid them, as it seemed they used names, both famous and not, in almost every song. The styles changed pretty dramatically, and the lead singer had a really powerful, flexible voice and great presence. (neal)

Wonderful two-part harmony, and their songwriting is wonderful as well. I definitely do recommend them, and all (well, almost all ;-)) praises from the list hold true. The Nields are just brilliant. (Matt.Bittner)

Be warned: this is *not* folk! It's not even folk-rock. It's 100% crunchy pop in the Aimee Mann I'm With Stupid vein, and it's awesome. The Nields are by far my favorite band and will always have my undying devotion. (meth@smoe.org)

The first time I heard The Nields, I thought they could be the Murmurs with a rock-ier sound and more vocal range. Tongue-in-cheek lyrics too. But maybe it's just me. (miazgama@pilot.msu.edu)

Their voices are indeed quite strange. Personally, I'd put them in my "second tier" of favorite bands. But I can understand how and why their sound might grate on people. I don't find it strange at all that some people really dislike them. I *do* find strange that some people like them mildly, with no strong feelings about it :). (cos@wbrs.org)

This is a band that's seemingly loved by all on ecto that I just don't like. I listened to Gotta Get Over Greta yet again this morning and it didn't do a thing for me. I have it and 66 Hoxsey St. and can't get into them. I *can* understand how they could be way way way more fun and interesting live than on record though, but I've never seen them. (vickie@enteract.com)

I find The Nields' voices practically unlistenable. It's not exactly quavering tremolo, but something about their voices strikes me like nails on a chalkboard. (ken@isis.ST.3Com.COM)

They are AMAZING. I still can't understand why they get SO LITTLE RESPECT from the mainstream media. (cmont@rci.rutgers.edu)

don't bother getting any more if you don't like Gotta Get Over Greta. and their new one Play is even less fun, less energetic if you ask me. (iflin@speakeasy.net)

Comments about live performance:

I saw them for the second time at the Birchmere at the end of June, and they again put on an inspired and wildly entertaining show. On stage they make for a curious sight, as the guitar player looks like the spitting image of Tom Hanks' evil brother, sporting the latest in Michael Stipe hairless hair cuts. The goateed, bandanaed drummer was straight from any number of Seattle bands, while the long sideburns on the bass player left me reminded of some punk/rockabilly style band. Then you've got Nerissa Nields, who definitely looks like a '60s throwback, with her straight blonde hair, bangs in the eyes, and that sweet, slightly distant look in her face. Center stage is the statuesque mistress of the grand gesture, Katryna Nields. Despite the incongruous looking band, The Nields play a clever, funny electric folk rock. There shows are full of manic energy, pretty harmonies and witty wordplay. Their albums only partially capture the fun of the live shows, which mix plenty of banter with inspired covers and lively versions of their songs. Nothing could match the dead-on version of Dolly Parton's "Me and Little Andy" from the last show, but "Lovely Rita" and Buffalo Springfield's "For What It's Worth" were fun, as was the hilarious "I Hate MCI" ("because they make me realize I have no friends or family"). I highly recommend seeing them if they stop in your town. The Nields have no problems electrifying the place immediately. (neal)

As always, The Nields were having a wonderful time up there, and as always, I was having a wonderful time dancing like a fool. It shouldn't come as a surprise to me any more, but it still blows my mind just how much fun those guys are having, *every single night*. Yow. (c. 1997)
     Finally The Nields took the stage in their Big Rock Band configuration: starting off with "Living It Up In The Garden", each band member came out one by one, culminating with Nerissa and then Katryna. The set concentrated on material from If You Lived Here, You'd Be Home Now, which I am convinced is their best album yet. Even David's singing on "Forever" sounded better than usual. It was every bit as much fun as I'd expected, and exactly what I needed after a particularly crappy day at work, and I didn't mind getting to bed at 2:30 am. (7/00, meth@smoe.org)

Though I rarely feel compelled to listen to either of my Nields cds, I absolutely love to see them perform live. In my opinion, the cds simply don't capture the energy or the pure fun that make The Nields so appealing. (mcurry@io.com)

They are so lively on stage...their enthusiasm is infectious. (Violaine@juno.com)

energetic and fun. (iflin@speakeasy.net)

Well, I finally got to see The Nields last night. It was everything I was led to believe it would be. What a great concert. When The Nields took the stage, the place was electrified immediately. It's always to see people really enjoying themselves on stage, and these people were enjoying themselves! They played songs old and new. They jumped, they danced, and sang beautifully. Dave Chalfant was absolutely inspired in the bass (and inspiring; I went with a friend who plays bass in a band, and he was just amazed). A joyful experience. They were casually wonderful. Highly recommended. (keefer@msmary.edu)

I didn't expect to enjoy them as much as I did, despite my love for Gotta Get Over Greta. They were fantastic! They had so much energy onstage, both musically and in personality, that afterwards when I listened to the album I was surprised the songs sounded so slow. They played a lot of songs, mostly from Gotta Get Over Greta and Play and a few new ones, and they told stories and joked with the audience. They told us about the vocabulary they're building and the fun facts they're collecting about each tour stop. And they hung out and talked to people afterwards! I can still picture Katryna's arms waving in the air as she danced while she sang. Actually, it was the concert that finally sparked my interest in Play which I hadn't gotten into yet. (JoAnn Whetsell)

Recommended first album:

Gotta Get Over Greta, because it's the easiest to find. (meth@smoe.org)

If you can't see The Nields live, the best introduction to them would be 'Mousse. It's the only album that does a good job of representing them on recording. (cos@wbrs.org)

Recordings:


66 Hoxsey St.

Release info:

1992—self-produced—TN501C

Availability:

Out of print

Ecto priority:

A must for any Nields completist, even if you only can get a dubbed copy from another fan at this point (it contains the only officially recorded version of "Superhero Soup!"). (meth@smoe.org)

Group members:

David Nields—guitar and harmonica
Katryna Nields—vocals
Nerissa Nields—vocals and guitar

Guest artists:

Huck Bennert—bass

Produced by:

The Nields

Live at the Iron Horse

Release info:

1993—self-produced—TN502

Availability:

Out of print

Ecto priority:

Also essential for Nields completists, if a dubbed copy can be had from another fan

Group members:

David Nields—guitar and harmonica
Katryna Nields—vocals
Nerissa Nields—vocals and guitar

Produced by:

The Nields

Bob on the Ceiling

Release info:

1994—Peter Quince Productions (1-800-5NIELDS)—TN503CD

Availability:

Going out of print, though some cassette copies are still available at shows

Ecto priority:

Any Nields fan who can find a copy shouldn't pass it up

Group members:

Dave Chalfant—bass, electric guitar
David Nields—vocals, acoustic and electric guitars
Katryna Nields—vocals
Nerissa Nields—vocals, acoustic and electric guitars

Guest artists:

Dave Hower—drums
Josh Matthews—percussion
Mahlon Stewart—background vocals
Dar Williams—background vocals

Produced by:

Dave Chalfant

Comments:

It's good. Really good. Granted, for me it doesn't rank up there with the mask and mirror, or suddenly, tammy!, but it's also not the lowest of this year's purchases. I do like their rendition of Sinéad O'Connor's "Black Boys on Mopeds". Faithful to the original, but original enough to tell it apart from Sinéad's version. This group is quickly moving up my list of the "best purchases of '95". I'm actually glad I paid full price just so I could own this. It is—in a word—stupendous. The voices are quite wonderful, and David's singing on "boys will be boys" reminds me of Kevin Roy of the Jehova Waitresses. Regardless of that, though, go out and buy this one. You will definitely be pleased. A definite ecto recommendation—quite pleasing, and some wonderful music. I'll admit, though, that it took a few listens to "grow" on me, but I'm liking it more and more as the listens continue. (Matt.Bittner)

This album *rocks*. It's incredibly amazing, and I am in love with it after just one listen. In fact, I think I'll put it on again. It's quite a pleasant surprise, since past Nields studio recordings have been far inferior to the live versions, but they seem to have gotten over that for this one. Highly recommended. It's a lot mellower than their later cds, with none of the crunchy bits (which is what I love about Gotta Get Over Greta, but what the hell do I know). (meth@smoe.org)

sad to say, the thing i enjoyed most on this album was their cover of sinead o'connor's "black boys on mopeds"...the rest didn't really do anything for me. i *love* their harmonising, particularly the way the voices merge into one another in the chorus of "black boys on mopeds". i'm not entirely sure what it was that didn't catch with me about their own songs. maybe it was too, hmm, noisy? i'm not sure. anyway, i still want to hear more of them, because there were definitely things i liked about bob on the ceiling, just unfortunate that they got lost in the things i didn't like very much. (damon)


Abigail EP

Release info:

1995—Peter Quince Productions (1-800-5NIELDS)—TN504

Availability:

Only available at shows

Ecto priority:

Another must for Nields completists

Group members:

Dave Chalfant—bass, acoustic guitar
Dave Hower—drums
David Nields—electric guitar
Katryna Nields—vocals
Nerissa Nields—vocals, acoustic and electric guitar

Guest artists:

Mahlon Stewart—trumpet

Produced by:

Dave Chalfant and John Hampton

Comments:

Hey, got a new Nields EP today! It's called Abigail (after the other Nields sister), and is only available by calling 1-800-5NIELDS or at shows. It contains 5 previously unrecorded songs they've been doing at shows for some time now: "Happy Ever After Afternoon", "Cowards", "Alfred Hitchcock", "Waco Lake", and a great cover of Leadbelly's "Goodnight Irene". Very cool stuff. (meth@smoe.org)

Gotta Get Over Greta

Release info:

1996—Razor and Tie (PO Box 585, Cooper Station, NY 10276)—RT2822-2

Availability:

Widely available nationwide and at shows

Ecto priority:

Essential

Group members:

Dave Chalfant—bass, guitar
Dave Hower—drums, percussion
David Nields—acoustic and electric guitars, harmonica
Katryna Nields—vocals, scratchy fishie
Nerissa Nields—vocals, acoustic and electric guitars

Produced by:

Kevin Moloney and The Nields

Comments:

While most record stores are going to be clueless and file it under Folk, that is even sillier than filing Happy there. How many folk albums do *you* own that can peel the paint off of walls at forty paces??? Just listen to the opening 30 seconds and tell me with a straight face that this is "folk". Or better yet, listen to the first minute of the title track and get back to me, after you finish scraping your brain off the ceiling and getting your eardrums replaced. This is *incredible* stuff, people. The production is excellent (thanks to Kevin Maloney of U2, Sinéad et al. fame), especially where the vocal tracks are concerned. Underneath everything is an almost constant wall of guitar sound that doesn't once get muddled or overbearing, on top of which you'll find Katryna and Nerissa's harmonies, crystal-clear and as wonderful as ever. (It's easier to tell on this record which sister is singing, which is actually rather of a bummer, since it's so much fun to try to figure it out. :) David and Nerissa Nields continue to write songs that are at once amusing, bemusing, and poignant, with consistently catchy melodies and hooks that could land a shark. One has to wonder about Nerissa, though: every one of the songs she wrote on this album has to do with some kind of a doomed love affair, usually with an older, married man ("Best Black Dress, "Fountain of Youth", "Goodbye", etc.). And the title track, which Nerissa wrote based on an idea of Katryna's, about the futile effort of a woman looking back on her adolescent relationship with her best friend to leave the feelings of the past behind. "Gotta Get Over Greta" is the song of the year so far. It doesn't get much more fun than this. (meth@smoe.org)

This is wonderful. I almost like it better than Bob. It's so fun. So far my favorite track is "i need a doctor". However, there are no bad songs on this disc. And is this the coolest design in/on a CD ever? It's great. (Matt.Bittner)

Clever lyrics and catchy tunes make this the sing-along album of the year. (dbucak@netaxs.com)

i understand that folk purists the world over are up in arms over this record, which is emphatically *not* a folk record. me, i was never a folk purist, and i certainly prefer the good electric geetar crunch that propels much of greta to the string-section and keyboard 'sweetening' that profanes many a trad folk outing. so, i guess you know my biases. anyway, uh, i was going to list some of my favorite songs from this, but then i realized that would mean typing most of the song names in, so i will refrain, as i fear this may already be getting too long. oh, and is it just me, or does katryna nields sound more than a bit like dar williams? or perhaps that should be the other way around. (dmw@mwmw.com)

Good. An album that in my opinion is very listenable. (Alvin.Brattli@phys.uit.no)

I *hated* this album! And that was a big surprise to me because from everything I'd heard about them I was sure I was going to love it. But it didn't just "not do anything for me"—I really couldn't stand it. (jwermont@sonic.net)

Regarding Gotta Get Over Greta, it's definitely my least favorite Nields album. It feels like an attempt at popularity through becoming a rock band. But they're not a rock band, they're folk. Their audience is a folk audience. Their songwriting is, in my opinion, among the best I've seen. They need to put the lyrics front. Greta has some very good songs on it, but they're hidden behind a truly awful mix. Also, a lot of them are very similar. The re-release is a little better, particularly the extra tracks (such as "Taxi Girl"). They remastered and took some of the edge off the mix. But overall, my comments are the same. (cos@wbrs.org)

Gotta Get Over Greta is not only my favorite The Nields album, it's my favorite album of 1997 (well, that's when I got it). Each song, for me, has a distinct sound and story to tell. I agree that 'mousse might be a better introduction to what The Nields sound like live, but I want to add that when I was lucky enough to see them this spring, their renditions of the Gotta Get Over Greta songs were dead-on the CD sound (only better, natch). (09/98, keefer@msmary.edu)

My introduction to The Nields was through Cry Cry Cry's rendition of "I Know What Kind of Love This Is", so I got this album. It's awesome! They can be funny, they can be thought-provoking, they can be sad, but they're always original. They make me dance; they make me smile. I can put this on no matter what mood I'm in and it makes me feel better. If you haven't gotten Gotta Get Over Greta yet, get it now. (JoAnn Whetsell)

it turned out to be worth the 5 bucks (plus tax) I paid for it, though in truth i admired the pretty outside cover and packing more than the actual music, though the infectious energy that the album had was certainly a bonus as well, and was quite a perfect compliment to the groovy booklet and CD case. (iflin@speakeasy.net)


'Mousse

Release info:

1998

Availability:

Only available from the band, in person or by mail order

Ecto priority:

Highly recommended for The Nields fans

Comments:

My favorite band puts together a collection of demos and songs they haven't gotten around to recording anywhere else. The middle third of this disc, from "Living It Up In The Garden" through "Dictator" is simply incredible stuff, and more than makes up for the questionable material later on (i.e. some songs were never meant for general release, and now we know why :). If the middle 6 songs were to replace the songs I really don't like on Play, we'd have a candidate for album of the decade here. Oh well. That's what tape decks are for. :)
     I was *so* happy they recorded "Monster"! Performed live only twice before the rest of the band confessed to Nerissa that they hate it (And I was lucky enough to be there both times), this is the brightest gem on 'Mousse. Lyrically it's not Nerissa's finest hour, but musically...it will peel the paint off of walls at forty paces. Dangerous to listen to while driving, as you might find yourself doing 85 and having no clue how you got there. Listen to this song and tell me The Nields are a folk band. I dare you.
     This CD was produced strictly for the fans, and was never intended to be for general sale. Which is a shame, because there are some real gems on it. There are a couple tracks on 'Mousse that sound like Tsunami songs, and if The Nields ever decided to go in that direction I'd be giddily happy. I'd probably be the only one, but hey. (meth@smoe.org)

What can be said? It's The Nields! If you like The Nields, then this is a disc for you. Currently my favorites are the two live tracks ("Superhero Soup" and "Einstein's Daughter") but the whole disc should not be missed by a Nields fan. (Matt.Bittner)

If you don't like this Nields album, I doubt you'd like any of the others. I think it's got a harder sound than the others. The older stuff is a bit folkier, and 'Mousse kind of wanders around a lot. It's got folkier songs than Gotta Get Over Greta, but also songs in a similar vein, but without the punch of the Gotta Get Over Greta recordings. (neal)


Play

Release info:

1998—Zoe Records—00143-1002-2

Availability:

Wide

Group members:

David Nields—electric guitar, acoustic guitar, harmonica, vocals, hand claps
Nerissa Nields—acoustic guitar, electric guitar, vocals, hand claps
Dave Hower—drums, percussion, vocals
Katryna Nields—vocals, hand claps
Dave Chalfant—electric bass, upright bass, lapsteel, 12 string guitar, vocals

Guest artists:

Ben Demerath—oboe on "Last Kisses"
Gideon Freudmann—cello on "In the Hush Before the Heartbreak" and "Innertube"
Thankful Vanderstar—hand claps on "Friday at the Circle K"

Produced by:

Dave Chalfant and the rest of The Nields

Comments:

For me, the ultimate Nields disc. This one is great! It will definitely reside in my top ten list for the year, as well as "life". For those who don't like Gotta Get Over Greta, but liked Bob on the Ceiling, you will like this disc. It has the "folkiness" of Bob on the Ceiling, with a little of the "spit and polish" of Gotta Get Over Greta. Awesome. I like Play and find it a little difficult to choose between it and 'Mousse. (Matt.Bittner)

This album had to grow on me, and it was really seeing them live that made the difference. Seeing them performed, the songs came alive for me and differentiated. Now I wonder why it took me so long to get into. I'm trying to think of stand-out songs, but I can't because I love them all, though I don't like it quite as much as Gotta Get Over Greta. (JoAnn Whetsell)

Play isn't doing much for me so far. I kind of knew that was going to happen because the track listing is pretty much all of the post-Gotta Get Over Greta songs that didn't do much for me in concert (with the exception of "Georgia O" and "Snowman", which both kick ass). The odds and sods on 'Mousse make for a much more satisfying album. I felt really let down by this one. There are some songs I skip over all the time ("Nebraska", "Hush Before The Heartbreak"), but then again, some I absolutely love ("Georgia O", "Snowman"). The biggest disappointment was "The Train": a totally stupid production decision routed Nerissa's vocals through some sort of megaphone-like filter, and thus the most get-up-and-grooviest song they're currently performing live is completely unlistenable on disc. The caliber of the songwriting isn't as high as on previous albums, but I guess that's to be expected on a nationwide release. When I want to listen to a Nields album, I'll pick 'Mousse or Bob On The Ceiling before this one. (meth@smoe.org)

Unfortunately, unlike gotta get over greta, this promo CD that i have comes with no nifty packaging (just a plain white label that says THE NIELDS PLAY along with track listings). and alas the music also reflects this white label promo. it isn't as energetic as i was expecting. granted i have only listened to it once or twice, but there didn't seem to be as many stand-out tracks as i had hoped. there is still those trademark harmonizations and song structure. but alas most of the songs seem to run together in my head. disappointing, i have to say that the majority of the CD, though not bad, fails to interest me more in the nields, and if anything, keeps them at the same level of interest in my collection (not bad, occasionally to be pulled out when i feel like listening to something perky, but not an essential)
     that said, i think the one or two songs that i do think stand out a little bit more than the others include "Jennifer Falling Down" and "Tomorrowland". though buried in the end of the CD, these two gems, i am sure would be quite fun live. i do think that this album won't win any new fans for the Nields but certainly won't alienate any of the old ones. pretty much a safe Nield-esque album if you ask me. (iflin@speakeasy.net)

I never really loved Gotta Get Over Greta, but the first three tracks on this album made me a believer in their studio recordings. Too bad the rest of the album isn't as solid. (jjhanson@att.net)

Play was a dissapointment? Umm, wow. :) I liked it even better than Gotta Get Over Greta, actually. "Easy People" is one of my favorite songs, ever, but maybe that's just me. (burnettj@scils.rutgers.edu)


If You Lived Here You'd Be Home Now

Release info:

2000

Availability:

Wide

Ecto priority:

Highly recommended for The Nields fans

Group members:

The Nields

Produced by:

The Nields

Comments:

The new Nields album, If You Lived Here You'd Be Home Now, is wonderful. I was getting a bit worried since Play was such a disappointment, but this CD renews my faith in the band's studio chops. (They continue to be incredibly fun live.)
     It's still odd to me to be able to sing along to an album the very first time you hear it. I was already very familiar with most of the songs from seeing them performed live. The arrangements on the album are a departure for the band this time—lots of strings and horns, things that can't be easily reproduced onstage. Overall the album is very evocative of the band's influences, not least among them The Beatles (the opening track, "Jeremy Newborn Street" sounds like it fell right off of an early Beatles record, and "Forever" is very Magical Mystery Tour), but they still manage to make the songs their own. Every song on the album is strong and makes me want to sing along and be happy.
     My favorite band returns with a refreshing bounce back from their disappointing previous release. Producing and recording this one themselves definitely made a difference. There are very few questionable production decisions here, and the result is a shiny, happy, retro-poppy album with as many Monkees moments as Beatles moments, yet all of it is undeniably The Nields. Katryna and Nerissa's harmonies are as effervescent as ever, and even the song in which David Nields sings lead is a very listenable track. This one also features perhaps the best song Nerissa will ever write, "100 Names". It all adds up to another winner. (meth@smoe.org)

The Nields have done it again. Another great album, perhaps even more eclectic in styles than Gotta Get Over Greta and Play (the only other Nields albums I am familiar with). (JoAnn Whetsell)

As per the new one, I've only had a chance to listen to it a couple times so far—I just got it the other day—but I do like it. So far, there's nothing that jumps out at me like, say, "Gotta Get Over Greta" or "Easy People," but maybe that will change with repeated listens. (burnettj@scils.rutgers.edu)

it's great, their best yet!! (jess913@blackfoot.net)


Live in Northampton

Release info:

2001—TN-010

Availability:

Mail order from Bulletproofstore.com

Ecto priority:

Recommended

Group members:

Dave Hower—drums and percussion
Dave Chalfant—bass
David Nields—electric guitar and vocals
Nerissa Nields—acoustic guitar and vocals
Katryna Nields—vocals, percussion and little teeny recorder

Guest artists:

Gideon Freudmann—cello on "Bulletproof"
Alan Bloomgarden—keyboards on "The Train," "This Town Is Wrong," and "I'll Meet You in the Sky"
Ben Demerath—vocals and guitar on "Keys to the Kingdom"
Erin McKeown—guitar on "Keys to the Kingdom"
Mark Erelli—vocals on "Keys to the Kingdom"
Dar Williams—vocals on "Jennifer Falling Down"

Produced by:

Don Peris

Comments:

Not as good as the real thing, but since the Nields have broken up it's great to have this album as a reminder. It showcases some of their energy, their silliness, and some of their best songs, including some rarities like "Alfred Hitchcock," "Living It Up in the Garden," and "Strawberry Girl," a new song which can probably only be found here. (JoAnn Whetsell)

This was destined to make my best of year list: a double live CD by my all-time favorite band, chronicling one of the better nights in my live music-going life. The recording could sound a bit better, but that doesn't detract from my enjoyment of the set too much. (You can still hear Dar Williams' backing vocals on "Jennifer Falling Down" 1000 times better than you could while standing in the room. :) Sadly, it appears as though the five-piece Nields are history, so this will have to stand as a final chronicle of how much fun they were as a band. Fortunately, it's a worthy one. (Heck, even the song David Nields sings is listenable!) (meth@smoe.org)


All Together Singing in the Kitchen

Release info:

2006—Peter Quince Productions—TN-014

Availability:

Wide

Ecto priority:

Highly recommended

Group members:

Nerissa Nields—acoustic guitar, vocals
Katryna Nields—vocals
Dave Chalfant—acoustic guitar, electric guitar, drums, percussion, banjo, papoose, bass, kitchen

Guest artists:

John Nields—acoustic guitar (2, 3, 15, 17); vocals (2, 3, 5, 8, 12, 15, 17)
Ben Demerath—vocals and mandolin (6, 14)
Kids (Aidan C., Charles C., Michael C., Jonah W., Aviva W., Sangha K., Audrey R., Sophie F., Ella F., Ivy D-F, Grace Mae C., Emmet A., Zoe L., Peter P., Sarah S., Andrew S., Eli C., Gabby D., Lulu D., Maggie D., Emma D., Annie D., Leah C., Jonathan C., Kelsey M., Katelyn T., Claire H., Christopher L.)—vocals (6, 10, 14)
Amelia Chalfant—vocals, percussion (17)
Gail Nields—vocals (17)
Tom Duffy—vocals (17), percussion
William Chalfant—vocals (17)

Produced by:

Dave Chalfant

Comments:

This could be considered a children's album, but I think it's even more an album for Nields fans who are children at heart. The band (now the sisters and Dave Chalfant) recorded songs the sisters grew up hearing and singing, and family is featured throughout (dad John Nields, husbands, and children). The album is so joyful and down-to-earth (meaning not studio-polished), I feel like I too grew up singing these songs, even though this is the first I've heard most of them. (JoAnn Whetsell)


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Amanda Palmer

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Karen Peris

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El Perro del Mar

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Petracovich

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Liz Phair

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Sam Phillips

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Po' Girl

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Poe

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Rose Polenzani

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