Together for years writing and playing original music on Vashon Island and in the Seattle area, The FieldHands are a rock band.
Their music blends some of the best traits of rock, alternative country and the Americana vibe present in music from artists like Wilco, Son Volt, Lucinda Williams, Ryan Adams, Iris Dement and others.
Multiple harmonies, driving guitar lines and soaring lead instrumentals punctuate good stories and strong melodies.
The FieldHands incorporate local flavor and imagery in their lyrics. They write songs about love, friendship, journeys, the road beneath their feet and the water that surrounds us. Their brand new CD is amazing, get one at this show while you still can!
Opening up for the FieldHands will be Phil Royal.
Because Phil Royal was, at age eleven, small of stature and of only average rhetorical wit, he started strumming the guitar in a bid to be noticed by the girls. Forty one years later he is still trying to impress his wife. Although he really has no durable insight into the true nature of life or who we genuinely are to each other, he claims to have caught rare glimpses on occasions where music was involved. He is known to despair that all of these melodic and lyrical efforts are but a glorious and frivolous waste of time but, then, moments of transcendent ecstasy are otherwise hard to come by. He is thus wedded to fingerstyle six string until time stiffens his fingers and robs his mind.
This is an all-ages show ’til 11pm, 21+ after that. Free cover!