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.
Three years, two LP's, and a couple hundred shows later, the band has established their own unique sound that can best be described as...well, both incredibly FUN and MEANINGFUL! Their latest album, Often Wrong, Never in Doubt, captures the heart and soul of this band of brothers, who as they say, thoroughly enjoy “spreadin' love like wildfire” everywhere they go.
The sound is rootsy and rockin', with big hooks (both melodic and lyrical) and fat harmonies, complemented by layers of guitars (acoustic and electric), mandolin, dobro, banjo, pedal steel, harmonica, bass, and drums.
Add to that two vocalists (Jeff and Chase) who are lead singers in their own right, laying down a solid foundation, and Geoff (lead vocals) has the freedom to growl and let loose on every track, with some serious passion.
This is not chill folk music. If the Eagles had gone cowpunk, it probably would've sounded a lot like The Deadfields. Not quite a peaceful, easy feeling, experiencing this band is more like a get on your feet, get a little weird, grab another Fat Tire, dance and smile ear-to-ear kinda feeling. Or as their growing legion of friends like to call it, gettin' “Deadfaced!”
The Americana/Folk-rock outfit's 2012 debut release, "Dance in The Sun,” has since and so far climbed to #99 on the AMA (Americana Music Association) charts, reached #8 on the FAR (Freeform American 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.
Now the band's follow-up release, "Often Wrong, Never in Doubt," has debuted at #1 on the Freeform American Roots (FAR) chart, and #48 on the Roots Music Report (RMR) chart.
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 still bleeds through every song, like a band on a mission.
The Deadfields are:
Chase Alger (Roswell, GA) - bass guitar, vocals
Dave Anthony (Philadelphia, PA) - drums
Corey Chapman (Cumming, GA) - pedal steel, dobro, banjo
Jeff Gardner (Atlanta, GA) - guitars, vocals, mandolin
Geoff Reid (Greenville, SC) - guitars, vocals, harmonica