In Memoriam: Kashan Fields
Singer/Songwriter Kashan Ray Fields, 36, has a passed away. According to sources, the popular performer died on Saturday January 4, 2014.
Fields was a regular fixture on the music circuit performing at Billie Black’s in Harlem, Pie Hole in Chicago and venues across the country. In 2010 he performed at the Esteem Rising fundraiser for the Esteem Awards at Sidetrack video bar in Chicago.
Born in 1977 in rural west Tennessee, Fields used music as an escape from shyness. “I would lock himself away in his bedroom and become immersed in the finger snaps and rhythms, the drums and guitar; beaten and strummed by soulful lyrics of love, lust, deceit and pain,” said Fields during a 2010 promotional interview with TheEsteemAwards.com.
Friends and fans alike have posted numerous photos, video performances and tributes to Fields on his facebook page. Here are a few.
I met you once, and your ability, to draw people to you with your performance was magical to say the least. I pray that your family and friends find the strength to pull through your leaving. I thank you for that wonderful performance that you gave during Pastry Chef Danielle Moore event in Harlem a couple years ago. R.I.P my brother. – Ken Murphy
It SADDENS me to sit here thinking of my dear friend Kashan Ray Fields! He was one of FEW people I met when I moved to Nashville over 12 years ago! He made SUCH an impact in this world. RIP Kashan – Jessica Latresse
Kashan Ray Fields U are talented and your memory is going to live in all of us. U r stil right here with us through your memory, music and all the people who U made smile. (smiling) U are 1 artist and not to many can write n sing a song that makes me cry and smile at the same time. N then help me make sense of the situation. U were priceless. Carlos De la Santos
So sad to hear about the loss of a great Drama Queenz artist and friend Kashan Ray Fields. He was an amazing musician and singer who gave us the gift of his music and beautiful spirit on many occasions. Sure he’s singing up in heaven now. Miss you already until we collaborate again in the sky. Many blessings – Dane Joseph of Drama Queenz
RIP Kashan…your time in Chicago moved many…the song we all made and the art we shared and love we passed amongst ourselves…reminds me…that if you are close enough to touch someone…then this is the only reason you need to share love and gratitude Ra P. LaMar Shelton
Fields is survived by his mother and four siblings. At press time the cause of Fields’ death was not confirmed, and funeral arrangements were pending.
Kashan R. Fields on the web:
Kashan at Revernmation http://www.reverbnation.com/kashanmusic
As Kashan Fields sings to a friend we noticed the poster featuring Kashan advertising the 2010 Esteem Awards fundraiser. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKpjs9xFZOo&feature=c4-overview-vl&list=PL4B6A9A1B2F8D46E2
Kashan Fields sings “Oh Maker” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ym6BCrtVIGg
Kashan Fields performs at Billie Black’s in New York in 2010: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ym6BCrtVIGg
RIP Kashaun by Pierre Shelton https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUXF4TeoPuc
Soul Vocalist Kashan Ray Fields Dead at 36 http://gbmnews.com/wp/archives/10040
Donate to the Kashan R. Fields Memorial Fund http://www.gofundme.com/626nkw