The Everybodyfields

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the everybodyfields
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Sam Quinn and Jill Andrews of the everybodyfields at The Festival Essex in Concord, NC
Background information
Origin Johnson City, Tennessee
Genres
Years active 2004–2009, 2011
Labels Captain Mexico Records
Ramseur Records
Associated acts Jill Andrews
Sam Quinn + Japan Ten
Past members Jill Andrews, Sam Quinn, Tom Pryor, Josh Oliver, Jamie Cook, Megan McCormick, David Richey, Megan Gregory

the everybodyfields was an indie folk/alt-country band from Johnson City, Tennessee.[1] The band was co-founded and fronted by Sam Quinn and Jill Andrews who met in 1999 while working at a summer camp.[2] They were joined by dobroist David Richey.[3] After Richey's departure, electric guitarist Megan McCormick joined the band;[3] followed by fiddler Megan Gregory and drummer Travis Kammeyer. They were succeeded by keyboardist Josh Oliver, pedal steel player Tom Pryor, and drummer Jamie Cook.

the everybodyfields combined country, folk, bluegrass, rock and roll, and Americana to produce a unique sound that Harp Magazine called "stompin’ and twangin’ in world-class style."[4] Sam Quinn's song "T.V.A." from Halfway There: Electricity and the South won 1st place in the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest 2005 at Merlefest.[5] "Lonely Anywhere," from the album Nothing is Okay, was chosen by NPR as Song Of The Day for 29 February 2008.[6] The band was the focus of increasing attention as a representative of the alternative country genre. They were chosen to play at Bonnaroo, Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion and Twangfest in 2008.[7]

On June 5, 2009, the everybodyfields posted an announcement on their website that they were disbanding in order for Sam Quinn and Jill Andrews to pursue their respective solo careers.[8]

In September 2011, reunion shows were held at the Bristol Rhythm & Roots festival and at Music City Roots.[9][10]

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  1. ^ Brogden, Luke (December 28, 2016). "Everything is Okay…Now: the everybodyfields retrospective". Blank. Retrieved 5 October 2017. 
  2. ^ "Everybodyfields - Living the dream". No Depression. August 31, 2007. Retrieved 10 October 2017. 
  3. ^ a b Merritt, Robin (November 2006). "the everybodyfields.....a new incarnation". ArtFRONT. Retrieved 10 October 2017. 
  4. ^ Mills, Fred. "Everybodyfields: Alt-Country for Everybody." Harp Magazine 19 Apr. 2007. 21 July 2008[dead link]
  5. ^ Cooper, Adra, and Jake Blumgart. "Everybodyfields to play at Guilford." The Guilfordian 11 Oct. 2006. 21 July 2008
  6. ^ Thompson, Stephen. "A Grimly Lilting Ode to Loneliness." NPR Music 29 Feb. 2008. 21 July 2008.
  7. ^ "The Everybodyfields." Bonnaroo. Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. 21 July 2008.
  8. ^ Maddox, Rachel (June 5, 2009). "The Everybodyfields Break Up, Announce Solo Projects". Paste Magazine. Retrieved 2009-07-13. 
  9. ^ Janz, Doug. "Rhythm and Roots 2011 to feature Robert Randolph, Railroad Earth". gotricities.com. Retrieved 18 July 2011. 
  10. ^ Furbush, James (September 12, 2011). "5 Reasons Why The Everybodyfields Reunion is Great News". Flavorwire. Retrieved 5 October 2017. 

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