Many musicians get their start in Richmond, but folk-rocker Dean Fields, a Mechanicsville native, kicked off his career in Miami in 2001, and now he's come back home.
After two years of playing in coffee shops and art galleries around the Florida metropolis, Fields spent another stretch of time working gigs in Boston and returned to Richmond in 2008. It's not just his career that's benefited from the move — he met his fiancée here, too.
On April 8, Fields, who's released three albums on his own record label, will perform at Ashland Coffee & Tea, finishing up a series of shows up and down the East Coast. He's looking forward to playing at the venue, where performances take place in the "Listening Room" — no talking allowed. "It's going to be very stripped down," he says. "I'm probably going to talk more, sort of an intimate show-and-tell back and forth with the audience."
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