Nestled at the base of the Arbuckle Mountains in Oklahoma sits the small but quaint city of Ardmore which is known for its rich community of musicians and artists. Among this group of artists you will find a humble bunch of guys that make up the Christian band Fullers Field. In July of 2018 Fullers Field released their debut self titled album. The CD includes eleven original songs that express the bands deep desire to share hope, joy, and God’s authentic love to a hurting world.
Fullers Field is made up of five musicians from, not only different walks of life, but also different musical styles and generations. Lead singer Jonathan Morris started singing harmonies with his mom in church. “I would hide behind her piano and hope that no one could see me. Then, after not singing for many years, I started helping a friend lead worship while in college. I’ve been singing ever since.” The music that’s created when they toss their musical styles and abilities into a creative soup is unique and infectious. Their style ranges from somewhat folk/acoustic, to traditional folk/rock with a gospel flare. Contained within the melodies and hooks of their songs you may hear tinges of bands that have inspired their writing such as Mumford and Sons, The Head and the Heart, Gregory Alan Isakov, and All Sons and Daughters.
At the heart of Fullers Field is their desire to play live and share their inspirational message through their songs and lives. “I hope that people will capture a sense of realism and hope from our music. That they’re not alone in their struggles or circumstances,” guitarist Greg Shelton shares. “We may not know where we’re going or what we’re doing at times, but God is still there. He always was, and is, and will be there.” Doug Dodd, bass guitarist, adds, “I hope people find their own meanings behind the songs that help them through life.”
You won’t find an easier or more unpretentious group of musicians to work with. “I think that all of our music is straight from the Lord’s hands,” says Chris Frederick who plays both guitar and keys. “We’re simply not capable of producing music that moves and speaks to people’s hearts. We’re only His hands and feet.”
“Music is a personal thing; people can interpret songs many different ways,” drummer Jesse Humphries explains. “I’m sure it is no different with our music. But I like to think our message is that in life although there are many ups and downs: there is always hope in Christ.” Audiences can experience the hope and joy Fullers Fields brings with their latest album, releasing on Lamon Records October 18, 2019. You can read more about Lamon Records at www.lamonrecords.com and follow Fullers Fields at fullersfieldband.com as well as on social media @fullers_field.