The Nields was a folk-rock band that performed from 1991 to 2001. It toured much of the United States, performing with artists such as Dar Williams, Moxy Früvous, and Catie Curtis and appeared at many folk festivals. Two members, Katryna and Nerissa Nields, continue to tour as a folk duo.
The first incarnation of what would later become the Nields came together in 1987 in McLean, Virginia, when Nerissa Nields met David Jones, a theater student, and the two of them started a band with Nerissa's sister Katryna. Their repertoire consisted of two original songs (which would later show up on the first two Nields albums) and two covers, For What It's Worth by Buffalo Springfield and Oh, Sister by Bob Dylan. Like many bands formed on a whim, this one did not last long: after two weeks, the group was no more. Unlike many such bands, this was not the end of their musical careers together.