“I would say that it was the result of feeling guilty about saying something insensitive,” singer and songwriter Dean Fields says of “Tongue Like a Hammer,” the first track off his latest EP, “Under a Searchlight Moon.” “A little bit of guilt, some alone time and a search for the right thing to say will usually make a good song,” he says. The Richmond native’s acoustic Americana has the feel of artists such as Andrew Bird and Ryan Adams, but with a different spin. He’s lived in many different places, including Boston, Nashville and Miami, but felt that the River City was the right place to make music. The EP was produced by Fields with Trey Pollard at Songwire Studios, and Fields is in the midst of recording a new album, “As the Crow Flies.” deanfields.com.
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