David Mayfield Parade with Buffalo Wabs and The Price Hill Hustle
Southgate House Revival, 111 E 6th St, Newport, KY
8pm doors, 8:30pm show, $10 adv, $12 dos Buy Tickets
Compass Records Group is pleased to announce the addition of David Mayfield to the roster. Mayfield’s new album, Strangers, is slated for an early September release. The new album is a bold affair that reaches into the avant-garde while still giving a nod to Mayfield’s musical roots. Mayfield’s goal was to record a timeless album – avoiding anything overtly modern without going retro. Mayfield says that a series of life changes inspired the songs on the project. “The underlying tone of struggle and trying to gain ground gave a sincerity to the music that makes me feel like I have finally found my voice. My friends say I sound more like myself than ever before.” Mayfield will be showcasing tracks from the new album while on tour this summer with Parade bandmates Jason Edwards (drums) and Jenn Star-Symch (fiddle, synth), and also with John Warren Watson (bass, vocals).
David Mayfield may be one of the quirkiest performers on the roots/Americana scene. He came up on the bluegrass circuit, winning contests on mandolin and guitar, playing bass with his family bluegrass band and even doing a stint living in Bill Monroe’s old bus, Bluegrass Breakdown. Mayfield’s writing is equally inspired by Doyle Lawson, Randy Newman and Simon & Garfunkel. He oozes personality on stage and his boundless energy and sense of humor make him a natural frontman. Since forming his own band The David Mayfield Parade in 2011, he has been touring almost non-stop including many appearances with The Avett Brothers (both with The Parade and sitting in with The Avetts), Mumford & Sons, Willie Nelson, The Barenaked Ladies as well as with his sister Jessica Lea Mayfield (including an appearance on Late Night with David Letterman). Mayfield is also a GRAMMY-nominated producer and mix engineer (he produced 4 albums last year and already has 3 under his belt in 2014).