Best of Boston

1996 Best Music Group, Neo-Folk

The Nields

The Nields were once an acoustic trio—two Nield sisters, Nerissa and Katryna, and Nerissa’s husband, David, who took their name—before evolving into an electric quintet. Although the Nields successfully made the transitoin form folk to rock—its latest release, Gotta Get Over Greta, was produced by U2/Sinead O’Connor producer Kevin Moloney—the band has not completely lost touch with its folk roots. It now lies somewhere in between, and is part of the new breed of folk that includes artists such as Ani DiFranco and Sarah McLachlan.