Field of Kings will be hosting their CD Release Party for their upcoming album Soirée this Saturday at Hard Rock Cafe at 4th Street Live! The $5 cover charge is a steal! Admission includes happy hours at Hard Rock, Maker's Mark, Sully's, Tengo sed Cantina, S&SC, and Angels Rock Bar. The Winston Hours and Toledo Bend will be opening the show. When have you ever been able to get a happy hour to 6 different bars on 4th Street for only $5? 4th Street Live starts carding at 9pm, but if you are under 21 and are able to bring a legal guardian you can still attend if you arrive before that time. You can watch the promo video below.
Worn and Torn- CD Release Promo Video
Since the age of 13 Laren Rapp (guitar, backup vocals) and Tyler Stiller (guitar, lead vocals) have been composing music together. Over time and many endeavors the band expanded to include Anna Blanton (yes, that's me!) on violin, Justin Lee on drums, and Alex Sartin on bass guitar. Field of Kings' sound is based off of a folk rock/alternative style that includes a pinch of Kentucky country with a side of blues. Original material ranges from melodic fiddle/acoustic quartets to driving distortion making the the musical possibilities endless. The band looks forward to some other exciting opportunities following the CD release from performing at the Jubilo Music & Arts Festival to their first summer tour.
Tyler talks about the concept behind Field of Kings, "The idea behind FoK was always to be as honest as possible. I feel that's the key to what we do. If we ever tried to fake it, it wouldn't seem right and our false colors would show through. I remember showing Laren the verse section of Dust on the Ground, all I had was the riff and a few lines of lyrics. He laid a few more lines down we just kinda ran with it. It sparked a whole new concept for us. I feel like we were searching for something, but we needed to just be true to what we were, not only as writers, but as people.
Having said that we needed to be honest with ourselves, we knew the folk and blues direction was the way to go. Not just because that was how our music was sounding or categorized, these two areas of music, to me, are the most up-front and genuine styles to write. You can hear the screw ups, scratching of the fingers, cracks in the vocals. All in all, it's true to the musician, as a player and a writer.