Singer, songwriter, and writer. The Nields musical group , performer beginning ; musician performing with sister, Katryna Nields, beginning ; writing workshop leader. A singer and songwriter, as well as one of the founding members of the musical group The Nields, Nerissa Nields has toured North America, had her music recorded on several major labels, and developed a following among folk-music fans in her native New England. In addition to continuing to perform as a musician, often in a duo with sister Katryna Nields—the two first appeared together in at Lilith Fair—Nields has broadened her creative horizons through her writing. In addition to launching into the field of children's literature with the novel Plastic Angel , she also conducts writing retreats and a workshop she calls "Writing It up in the Garden" from her home in western Massachusetts. Released with a CD recording of two songs performed by the Nields, Plastic Angel was described as a "well-written and appealing story" by a Kirkus Reviews contributor.
Today, Katryna and I rehearsed and even kind of wrote! Makes an excellent graduation gift. Just saying. Setting Goals Goal-setting is probably not new to you. How does one do such a thing? By working a little harder, a little longer, a little more often, in a focused way. When I was 22, my goals were: to never have to feel lonely again; to start a band that would be the next Beatles; to write a hit song; to look great in a Betsey Johnson dress; to have a daily yoga practice; to run every day; to keep a daily journal; to eventually—many years in the future have a family; to go to Harvard Divinity School and be a minister living in western Massachusetts.
The Nields is a folk-rock band that started in Two members, Katryna and Nerissa Nields, continue to tour as a folk duo. Full band performances still occur from time to time. The first incarnation of what would later become the Nields came together in in McLean, Virginia , when Nerissa Nields met David Jones, and started a band with Nerissa's sister Katryna. In , the three of them moved to Connecticut, where David had accepted a job at the Loomis Chaffee School , and the band recorded its first album, the self-released 66 Hoxsey Street , named for a house in Williamstown where they had lived.