Sunday, August 28, 2016

Song Of The Week: 8/28/16

Song: "Old Dirt Road" (acoustic version)

Artist: Lexington Field

Album: "Redwood" EP

Year: 2016

Place Of Origin: San Diego, California

Years Active: 2009-present


"Old Dirt Road" appears to be about not forgetting about where you come from. There are certain roots, ideals and values that the vocalist holds near and dear to his heart and he will always make time to go back to where he came from even though there are people around him who may feel he should let go. His past and his roots are what made him to be the man he is today and he will never forget that or let go of that. This is an acoustic rendition of the song that was released on the band's 2016 EP "Redwood". The original version appears on the band's 2011 album "Old Dirt Road".

LEXINGTON FIELD DISCOGRAPHY (Full length albums only):

2011 - Old Dirt Road (New Folk Records)
2013 - No Man's War (New Folk Records)
2015 - Greenwood (East Grand Record Company)


Lexington Field formed as a band back in 2009, hailing from San Diego, California. The band soon hooked on with New Folk Records for the release of their first two full length studio albums, 2011's "Old Dirt Road" and 2013's "No Man's War". The band also dropped a couple of EP's and straight singles between the years 2012 and 2016 on top of playing hundreds of shows including three national tours. The band's most recent full length album was 2015's "Greenwood". In 2016, the band released an all acoustic EP called "Redwood", which featured stripped down versions of their songs. Lexington Field bases their sound around the fiddle, in fact, they call their sound "fiddle rock". Basically, their style is reminiscent of Celtic punk/Irish folk punk bands. If you enjoy bands such as Flogging Molly, Hoist The Colors, Flatfoot 56, Dropkick Murphys or Bastards On Parade, then you would probably enjoy Lexington Field as well. Some of those other bands just replace the fiddle with bagpipes but the style is very similar all around. Lexington Field is a pretty solid band, the type of band that you could envision playing in local Irish pubs, which they do in fact! I'd definitely put them at a lower level the the Dropkick's, Flogging Molly and Flatfoot 56, but not a bad band at all.


1. Tracy Boys Fight The World
2. Selfish Bastard
3. Variation Of Promontory
4. Poor Troubled Life
5. I Can't Die Today
6. Here's To You
7. Weathered Heart
8. Rest Of Our Days
9. American Crow
10. Drunken Sailor

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