MARTHA FIELDS (Texas & Oklahoma) Singer/Songwriter/Acoustic Guitar
Marty is an award winning singer, songwriter whose first memory is singing harmony while sitting on her mother's lap in the hills of Appalachia. Born with folk and country music in her blood, she comes from a long line of singers, musicians and luthiers from the hills of Eastern Kentucky and West Virginia. A self taught guitarist, Marty started writing songs at an early age. She has shared the stage with Ricky Lee Skaggs and Merle Travis and after two successful tours in Europe, Marty is based part of the year in Bordeaux, France. This Texas troubadour pours out her soul in every song and transports her audience on an authentic southern musical journey. She is the real deal!
Southern White Lies (currently #2 on the EuroAmericana Charts) finds Fields looking into another aspect of her heritage, her mother’s lineage that goes back to the first white settlers in Kentucky and West Virginia. As reflected in the album’s artwork, the young Fields spent much of her formative years listening to music being played on the family porch back in Wayne County, WV. Southern White Lies pays tribute to the Appalachian music of her childhood with Fields and the band unplugged; dobro, fiddle and banjo replacing pedal steel and Telecaster twang. While they might have swapped the honky tonks for a front porch feel there's no let-up in the energy unleashed, Fields' powerful voice commands a set that features strong soloing over tight and intricate crackerjack dobro, fiddle, banjo, guitar, resonator, mandolin and double bass.
Southern While Lies is a gutsy Americana exposition, a state of the nation address from the underclass that incorporates country blues, gospel, folk, and bluegrass delivered with conviction. Recorded with Fields' regular band (Manu Bertrand, dobro, banjo, mandolin, guitar; Urbain Lambert, guitar; Olivier Leclerc, violin; Serge Samyn, bass fiddle and Denis Bielsa drums) before harmonies from Travis Fite and Monica Taylor (the Cimarron Songbird) were added in Tulsa then mixed and mastered by the renowned musician, producer and engineer, Tommy Detamore, in Floresville, Texas.
European Festivals: (just a few) Southern Fried, Perth, Scotland; Country 2 Country CMA, London; Zurich Country Festival, Visiginas, Lithuanian Country Festival, European World of Bluegrass, The Netherlands, Country Rendezvous, Craponne, France, Mirande Country, France.
Marty est une primé chanteuse , compositrice,sa première mémoire elle chantait l'harmonie tout en étant assise sur les genoux de sa mère dans les collines des Appalaches. Née avec le folk et la musique country dans le sang, elle vient d'une longue lignée de chanteurs, musiciens et luthiers depuis les collines de l'est du Kentucky et la West Virginia. Une guitariste autodidacte, Marty a commencé à écrire des chansons à un âge précoce.. Elle a partagé la scène avec Ricky Skaggs et Merle Travis et après deux tournées triomphales en Europe, Marty passe une partie de l'année à Bordeaux, France. Ce troubadour Texas déverse son âme dans chaque chanson et transporte son public dans un voyage musical sud authentique. Elle est la vraie affaire!