Lady D (Band)


Doris A. Fields, also known as Lady D, is an R&B and soul singer, songwriter, actress, director and playwright based in Beckley, West Virginia and is known as West Virginia's "First Lady of Soul". She performs as both a duo and with her band Mi$$ion.

Among her accomplishments are her five CDs, "Nobody's Bizness," "My Turn", "Reflections" and "Go Higher". "Nobody's Bizness" was released in 2003. It is the musical soundtrack from her one-woman stage play, "The Lady and the Empress," which she wrote and performs. The play is based on the life and music of blues legend, Bessie Smith and features 10 songs originally recorded by Smith in the 20s and 30s.

In 2008, Lady D’s original song, “Go Higher” was chosen as the best Obama Inaugural Song and earned her a trip with her band, MI$$ION to Washington, DC to perform at the Obama for Change Inaugural Ball in 2009. In 2010, Lady D was honored to perform at the live recording of the HistoryMakers: “An Evening With Henry Louis Gates, Jr.” at the Cultural Center in Charleston. In August 2014, Lady D was inducted into the “All Black Schools Sports & Academic Hall of Fame” (ABSSA) with a Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2017 Lady D was again honored to win the DC Blues Society Blues Challenge as a member of “Lady D with the Rogue Johnsen Trio".

She is a West Virginia native and graduate of West Virginia State University with a bachelor's degree in Communications.


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2022 Blues, Brews and BBQ
Saturday, October 8, 2022
Alexander Black House & Cultural Center
12:00 - 6:30 PM
Food, Miscellaneous, Music