The Nields newest and 20th CD – release date: January 31, 2020

Produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Dave Chalfant at Norfolk Studios.

List of Guests: Chris Smither Dar Williams Vance Gilbert Peter Mulvey Kalliope Jones Ben Demerath Paul Kochanski Jim Henry Sol y Canto’s Rosi and Brian Amador Amelia Chalfant Lila Nields-Duffy William Chalfant Johnny Nields-Duffy Cassie Cook Sophie Sabach Jaiden Meltzer Ben Carlan Ben Zackheim Robin Hoffman Jack Zackheim

Track listing:

  1. America the Beautiful
  2. Tyrants Always Fall
  3. We’re Gonna Build a Boat
  4. Follow That Girl
  5. The Kids Always Get It
  6. Butterfly
  7. Goodbye Mexico
  8. November
  9. Jesus was a Refuge
  10. This Land Is Your Land

Joy To The World

The long awaiting holiday CD from The Nields and Ben Demerath will warm your holiday season.

Track Listing

  1. Go Tell it on the Mountain
  2. The Friendly Beasts
  3. Angels We Have Heard on High
  4. Joy to the World
  5. Away in the Manger
  6. Children, Go Where I Send Thee
  7. Deck the Hall
  8. Gloustershire Wassail
  9. In the Bleak Midwinter
  10. Christmas Carol
  11. O Come All Ye Faithful
  12. Mary Had a Baby
  13. Merry Christmas, Mr. Jones
  14. Please to See the King
  15. Jesus Was a Refugee
  16. Silent Night

Liner Notes HERE


  1. Love Love Love
  2. Wasn’t That A Time
  3. Treasure In The Rock
  4. Normandies
  5. River
  6. Joe Hill
  7. Princess
  8. Witness
  9. Dave Hayes The Weather Guy
  10. As Big As I Am
  11. Delilah
  12. You Don’t Have That Kind Of Time
  13. Victory

XVII, the Nields’ seventeenth album, is both their most personal and their most community-minded. Well into their third decade as a musical partners and—judging by this sublime album––at the very top of their game, the Nields turn to meditations on time, and turning points, their roots and community – both musical and personal – but they also express joy in the present, faith in the future, and a whole lot of hope and promise.

The Full Catastrophe

  1. Ten Year Tin
  2. Back At The Fruit Tree
  3. The Creek’s Gonna Rise
  4. Good Times Are Here
  5. Which Side Are You On?
  6. Full Catastrophe
  7. Your House Is Strong
  8. Between Friends
  9. I Am Half My Mother’s Age
  10. Can I Love You Too Much
  11. More Than Enough
  12. I Choose This Era
  13. The Number One Reason That Parents Are Cranky

This CD is an offering to everyone who struggles to balance a home life -with or without kids or partner- with an artistic life, which is to say a work life. for all who labor honorably may choose to do so artistically. The older we get, the more precious both seem to us. I could certainly live without friends or family, but I am not sure I want to. I could let my work go, say goodbye to the muse and my Les Paul, but that would be saying goodbye to joy. We might be happier simplifying our lives, but as Katryna said when we first began this project with the title track, happiness might be overrated. Our cups overfloweth. We choose those cups, and we surrender to the reality that this means many many spills need to be cleaned up. Here’s to the mess. Thanks for joining us.

Songs For Amelia

  1. Amelia’s Little Red Dog
  2. Amelia’s Big Red Dog
  3. Howl at Moon
  4. Amelia
  5. The Enemy Called Pants
  6. ABC
  7. The Caterpillar Song
  8. Suite for Washcloth Puppets
  9. Crazy Duck
  10. If You’re Happy And You Know It
  11. One More Song
  12. Dragon Unicorn
  13. The Caterpillar Song (subversive)
  14. Pants Remix

These are songs inspired by Amelia’s first two years of life. Nerissa, Amelia, and I holed up at Sackamusic just before Amelia’s bedtime on July 9. We made Dave stop mixing our record long enough to capture this music. Our plan for this did not include anything you hear, but once we were in front of a microphone and near a drumkit, Amelia got inspired. After the session, Dave went back to mixing. Nerissa, Amelia, and I went back to the house to put Amelia to bed. That’s when “One More Song” was born. I hope you have as much fun listening as we had recording.


All Together Singing In The Kitchen

  1. Going to the Zoo
  2. The Fox
  3. The Unicorn
  4. Red Red Robin
  5. Oh, Mary, Don’t You Weep
  6. John, the Rabbit
  7. Anna kick a Hole In the Sky
  8. Night Riders Lament
  9. Shoes: Farewell, My Pants
  10. Aikendrum
  11. Hop Up Ladies
  12. He’s Got the Whole World In His Hands
  13. Planting an Even Row
  14. Hi, Ho The Rattlin Bog
  15. Irish Rover
  16. Toes
  17. All Together Singing in the Kitchen

All Together Singing in the Kitchen is a lifelong dream of Nerissa and Katryna’s. This is a CD full of the songs they learned from their father when they were kids. They were so excited about making the CD that they even enlisted their father to sing on many of the tracks! They hope you will learn the songs and sing them along with your family.

Rock All Day, Rock All Night

The second family album.  Nerissa and Katryna have been running an age 0-5 music class for the past two years, so many of these songs have been road tested by the most discriminating of audiences. As with their last family CD, All Together Singing in the Kitchen, their father John Nields appears on several of the songs.  The Nields had so much material they decided to make a double CD.  Rock All Day is up tempos for dancing, dinner making and car trips.  Rock All Night is a lullaby CD–perfect for playing in a nursery boom box for an every evening going-to-bed concert.

Rock All Day

  1. Going to Boston 1:31
  2. With Catlike Tread 2:15
  3. The Muffin Man 4:27
  4. Come and Go With Me 2:55
  5. Who Are You Not to Shine 3:10
  6. Organic Farm 3:34
  7. Percy on Pluto 3:02
  8. When the Saints 3:24
  9. Old Grey Bonnet 2:37
  10. Dog on a Ball 0:52
  11. ABC 2:03
  12. Mango Walk 2:17
  13. Allouette 2:02
  14. Molly 1:51
  15. My Favorite Color 2:58
  16. Superhero Soup 2:31
  17. The Enemy Called Pants 0:43
  18. Sweet Rosyanna 2:34

Rock All Night

  1. Hobo’s Lullaby 3:40
  2. Sylvie 2:40
  3. Harvest Table 2:30
  4. In the Bleak Midwinter 2:09
  5. May Day Carol 1:26
  6. Wild Mountain Thyme 2:59
  7. Sumer is a cumen in 0:55
  8. Michael Row the Boat Ashore 2:41
  9. One Man Shall Mow My Meadow 2:15
  10. Don’t Take Too Long 1:43
  11. Ball for Baby 1:01
  12. I Will Bow and Be Simple 2:04
  13. Easy People 3:45
  14. Rise and Shine 2:02
  15. Sweet Rosyanna 1:57


  1. Happy Ever After Afternoon
  2. Cowards
  3. Alfred Hitchcock
  4. Waco Lake
  5. Goodnight, Irene

Bob On The Ceiling

  1. Be Nice To Me
  2. If This Were a Movie
  3. James
  4. Ash Wednesday
  5. Black Boys on Mopeds
  6. Merry Christmas, Mr. Jones
  7. Memory Leaves Town
  8. Boys Will Be Boys
  9. Where Did It Go?
  10. Just Like Christopher Columbus

Gotta Get Over Greta

  1. Taxi Girl
  2. Gotta Get Over Greta
  3. I Need A Doctor
  4. Best Black Dress
  5. Bulletproof
  6. I Know What Kind Of Love This Is
  7. King Of The Hill
  8. Einstein’s Daughter
  9. Blind
  10. Fountain Of Youth
  11. Cowards
  12. Goodbye
  13. All My Pretty Horses
  14. Lovely Rita