The Deadfields are:
Geoff Reid - guitars, vocals, harmonica
Jeff Gardner - guitars, vocals, mandolin
Chase Alger - bass guitar, vocals
Brandon Russell Jay - drums, vocals
Corey Chapman - pedal steel, dobro, banjo
Foot Stompin’ Hand Clappin’ Knee Slappin’ Ruckus Rowsin’ Americana Rock!
Stemming from the pines of the Carolinas to the swamps of South Georgia, members of The Deadfields converged in Atlanta Georgia in early 2011 for a simple, honest mission: to have fun writing and performing meaningful music.
The group's founding members knew they had something special from the get-go. Geoff Reid and Jeff Gardner began booking and performing shows before the lineup was complete and immediately started work writing, selecting, and recording songs that would become the band’s debut release, “Dance In The Sun." After an effortless search for like-minded musical souls, Corey Chapman, Brandon Markert, and Chase Alger came on board to complete the line up in mid 2011.
The Americana/Folk-rock outfit’s 2012 independent release, "Dance in The Sun,” has since and so far climbed to #99 on the AMA (American Music Association) charts, reached #8 on the FAR (Freeform Americana Roots) charts, and achieved #61 status on the Roots 66 (The Alternate Roots) charts. The collection of songs was well received and reviews for the debut began pouring in.
The band's follow-up release, “Often Wrong Never In Doubt," (2013) was a year in the making, but well worth the wait. The band worked in studio time between many dates on the road and finished song selection for the album based on live fan reaction and the overall energy of the songs on stage. “Often Wrong, Never In Doubt” certainly shows the growth and maturity of the band in songwriting collaboration and musically as a whole. Completely self produced, engineered, recorded and released, this album shows The Deadfields' true commitment to sticking to their guns and doing things on their own terms without compromising quality. In persistent Deadfields’ fashion, the group is already writing material for 2014.
Accessible, yet fresh and distinct, The Deadfields' energy and sound stir up a feeling similar to that of the Randy Rogers Band, the Old 97's, or the Avett Brothers. And their passion to create meaningful music bleeds through every performance, like a band on a mission. They'll yell. They'll stomp. They'll push. Push back. They can take it.
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1. Cuttin' Ties
2. Often Wrong, Never In Doubt
3. This Night (Never Ends)
4. Let It Rain
5. The Spark
6. Keep Me Clean
8. Good Enough
9. Give It Back
10. If It Don't Matter
11. All Apologies
12. The Joneses