Here you still find the slow, sad sounds of halfway there, but there is a new strength to the sound, a vein of rock and punk that is so well hidden, you don’t even know it’s there. Hailing from Johnson City, Tennessee, the everybodyfields are Sam Quinn (vocals, bass and guitar), Jill Andrews (vocals, bass and guitar), and Dave Richey (dobro). They’ve been playing together in their current incarnation for over two and a half years, and have toured extensively throughout the east coast and midwest for almost as long. Angela Oudean, of Bearfoot Bluegrass, is an accomplished fiddler, and joins the band on Plague of Dreams.
Her contribution to the recording is phenomenal, a perfect thread of fiddling to hold the whole thing together. Plague of Dreams was recorded with Keith Smith at EKS, inc. almost entirely in one day. The group, known for their polished live performances, wanted to capture the feeling of playing together on the album.
This affords a fluid, connected sound that you will not find when musicians are recorded separately onto a record. What separates this band from all others in their genre is the willingness they have to blur definitions. Plague of Dreams is filled with surprises, elements lifted from many musical styles and woven into their songwriting, flawlessly. All the songs on this album are original, written by Jill and Sam.
One song (T.V.A., from halfway there) won 1st place in the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest 2005 at Merlefest. There is no doubt that Plague of Dreams will be just as recognized as the debut album. 2007 saw the everybodyfields release their third album, nothing is okay. The duo announced in 2009 that they were splitting to record separate projects. From http://www.theeverybodyfields.com/ Read more on Last.fm.
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