The POPulists are a guitar and upright bass duo that perform a wide variety of intrumental versions of pop, jazz and latin songs by artists such as:

Elton John
The Beatles
Paul Simon
Elvis Costello
Crowded House
Norah Jones
Stevie Wonder
Bob Marley
The Temptations
Al Green
Otis Redding
Cat Stevens
James Taylor
Cyndi Lauper
Peter Gabriel
Ray Charles
Duke Ellington
Count Basie
Tito Puente
Antonio Carlos Jobim
Hoagie Carmichael

The POPulists are:

Claude Arthur, Upright Bass

Washington DC based upright and electric bassist Claude Arthur has performed with Keller Williams, Rounder Records artist Slaid Cleaves, former Commander Cody guitarist Bill Kirchen, The DC Roots Quartet/Swinging Daves, The World Jam Club, and the Grandsons.

A professional musican for over 30 years and a graduate of the Music Department of The University of Mary Washington, Claude Arthur has played electric or acoustic bass, guitar or mandolin, flute, drums or banjo everywhere from symphony orchestras to honky tonks, street corners to coliseums, from Europe to San Francisco, the Kennedy Center and Philadelphia Folk Festival. He has also performed with, or on the same bill with Chris Isaak, They Might Be Giants, Cracker, The Stray Cats, NRBQ, Tom Waits, Steve Wariner, Rodney Crowell, Maria Mckee, Joe Ely, Iris Dement, Nils Lofgren, Hank Ballard and the Midnighters, Dan Hicks, Mark O'Conner, David Grisman, Jonathan Richman, Arlo Guthrie, Slaid Cleaves, The Clancy Brothers, Ritchie Cole, The Clancy Brothers, Elmo and Patsy, and members of Counting Crows, The Attractions, Little Feat, Big Brother and the Holding Company, Jefferson Airplane/Hot Tuna, The Dead Kennedys, The New Riders of the Purple Sage, the Tubes, Dr. Hook, The Robert Cray Band, and It's A Beautiful Day, pianist George Michaelski (featured on the San Francisco based TV show "Nash Bridges"), and former Oakland Raider Marv Hubbard.


Peter Fields, Nylon String Guitar

Peter Fields has captivated audiences in the U.S. and Europe with his mastery of diverse musical styles and unique approach to guitar techniques. In addition to his sophisticated original compositions, his repertoire ranges from classical guitar, Jazz, and Latin music masterpieces, to extraordinary arrangements of R & B classics, and interpretations of ethnic music from various parts of the world. He can be heard on numerous recording projects on Polygram and various independent labels, and on television programs for Fox, National Geographic, Discovery Channels and others. His performances as finalist in the American Fingerstyle Guitar Festival and the National Guitar Championships and the winning of first prize in the Mid - Atlantic song contest established his position as a fresh, new voice in the world of virtuoso guitar music. He has composed scores for film and received commissions from choreographers to create original music for the ballet and modern dance. Most recently he collaborated with the noted Pakistani choreographer Tehreema Mitha on a cross-cultural project for her dance company. He has performed on the Washington Chamber Symphony recitalist series, released an album of his compositions entitled Solo Guitar Music, which was selected as best acoustic album of the year by Northern Virginia Rhythm, and been nominated as Best Jazz Instrumentalist by the Washington Area Music Association.