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JESSICA LEA MAYFIELD & DAVID MAYFIELD: THE SIBLING RIVALRY TOUR Growing up in Kent, Ohio, Jessica Lea and David Mayfield were surrounded by bluegrass and folk music. Both David and Jessica first performed with their family band One Way Rider, traveling across the country in a 1956 tour bus once belonging to Bill Monroe, Kitty Wells, and Ernest Tubb. David began performing at age 12, while Jessica joined a few years later at age 8. Most of their time growing up was spent singing and absorbing the stories and lessons taught by veteran musicians. Jessica with a record currently out on ATO Records, "Make My Head Sing", and David with a record currently out on Compass Records, "Strangers", have decided to take some family time to play a few exclusive shows taking things back to their roots and also performing striped down versions of their own material as well.
The Avett Brothers with David Mayfield If you put your ear to the street, you can hear the rumble of the world in motion; people going to and from work, to school, to the grocery store. You may even hear the whisper of their living rooms, their conversation, their complaints, and if you're lucky, their laughter. If you're almost anywhere in America , you'll hear something different, something special, something you recognize but haven't heard in a long time. It is the sound of a real celebration.It is not New Year's, and it is not a political convention. It is neither a prime time game-show, nor a music video countdown, bloated with fame and sponsorship. What you are hearing is the love for a music. It is the unbridled outcry of support for a song that sings to the heart, that dances with the soul. The jubilation is in the theaters, the bars, the music clubs, the festivals. The love is for a band.The songs are honest: just chords with real voices singing real melodies. But, the heart and the energy with which they are sung, is really why people are talking, and why so many sing along.They are a reality in a world of entertainment built with smoke and mirrors, and when they play, the common man can break the mirrors and blow the smoke away, so that all that's left behind is the unwavering beauty of the songs. That's the commotion, that's the celebration, and wherever The Avett Brothers are tonight, that's what you'll find.The Avett BrothersScott Avett Vocals, Banjo, Kick DrumSeth Avett Vocals, Guitar, High-HatBob Crawford Vocals, BassPaul Defiglia Keyboard, OrganJoe Kwon CelloMike Marsh Drums
David has performed with the likes of the Avett Brothers, Andy Griggs, The Black Keys and his fast-rising starlet sis Jessica Lea Mayfield. Recently David joined the progressive acoustic group Cadillac Sky.
A solo tour is a first for this uber-talented performer. Combining his wild guitar a...See Full Bio
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“...whirling dirvish of a guitarist.”