A Sound Recommendation: Jessica Lea Mayfield

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photo credit: Ebru Yildiz

 

Jessica Lea Mayfield

Genre:  Singer-Singwriter

Origin:  Kent, Ohio

 

Jessica Lea Mayfield is a 28 year old guitarist, singer and songwriter who was born in Kent, Ohio she grew up touring with her families Newgrass/Bluegrass band “One Way Rider” and at the age of 8 years old, they relocated to Nashville, where when they weren’t touring regionally they played 4 shows a day, 7 days a week. They lived and traveled on a 1956 tour bus that had once been owned by Bill Monroe that he had christened as the “Bluegrass Breakdown.”

She credits her joining of “One Way Rider” and her interest in music to discovering her favorite bands by watching music videos on MTV and VH-1 in the late 90s.

After seeing the video for the Foo Fighters, ‘My Hero,’ I can remember, even at age 6 or 7
thinking…THIS, this is what I want to be doing for the rest of my life!”

At age 15, she recorded her first album “White Lies” in her brother’s bedroom, printing only 100 copies. One of those copies fell into the hands of Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys. After an introduction, Mayfield and Auerbach hit the studio, recording her debut album “With Blasphemy, So Heartfelt.” and later her sophomore album “Tell Me.”

Her favorite genres are 90s alternative and 70s/80s Bluegrass, with influences such as: Elliott Smith, The Stone Temple Pilots, Doyle Lawson And Quicksilver and the aforementioned Foo Fighters.

PRE ORDER SORRY IS GONE

Jessica’s highly anticipated new release, Sorry Is Gone, drops on September 29 via ATO Records and is now available for pre-order.

Check out the title track below:

Fall tour dates have also been confirmed.

TOUR DATES:

October 12—Columbus, OH—Rumba Cafe*
October 13—Lakewood, OH—Mahall’s 20 Lanes*
October 14—Pittsburgh, PA—Club Cafe*
October 15—Toronto, ON—The Rivoli*
October 17—New York, NY—Baby’s All Right*
October 19—Boston, MA—Great Scott
October 20—Philadelphia, PA—Boot & Saddle
October 21—Washington, DC—Songbyrd
October 23—Charlottesville, VA—The Southern
October 24—Carrboro, NC—Cat’s Cradle Back Room
October 25—Knoxville, TN—The Open Chord
October 26—Asheville, NC—The Altamont
October 27—Atlanta, GA—The Earl
October 28—Charlotte, NC—Stage Door Theater
November 3—Nashville, TN —The Basement East
November 8—Indianapolis, IN—Hi-Fi
November 9—Chicago, IL—The Empty Bottle
November 10—Milwaukee, WI—The Back Room at Colectivo
November 11—Minneapolis, MN—7th Street Entry
November 12—Madison, WI—The Frequency
November 14—Davenport, IA—The Raccoon Motel
November 15—Des Moines, IA—Vaudeville Mews
November 16—Kansas City, MO—The Riot Room
November 17—St. Louis, MO—Off Broadway
November 18—Louisville, KY—Zanzabar
*with support from Mal Blum

ARTIST LINKS

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Author: ASoulfulSound

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