Saturday, April 27, 2013 • 7:30 PM
Mayo Civic Center - Presentation Hall | | Tickets
Grammy-nominated musician and producer David Mayfield is a force of nature on stage. His boundless energy and enthusiasm for performing music are evident at every show whether it’s with his former band-mates in Cadillac Sky, or whether it’s with the Avett Brothers, Jessica Lea Mayfield, Among The Oak & Ash, or his own The David Mayfield Parade.
The self-titled debut album, The David Mayfield Parade, released on 9th Grade Records which David co-founded with fellow songwriter Josh Joplin, effortlessly ventures from classic AM radio rock with lush string arrangements to unadorned alt-country ballads whose lovelorn subjects evoke the outlaw songs of the early 70’s. It succeeds and endures because at its heart it does not pretend to be anything but what it is, a sincere rock record.
This sincerity is reflected in every performance the band gives, as there is no posturing, no façade, nothing but great songs and the instruments to play them. Mayfield’s ability to connect with audiences from performances at Bonnaroo and MerleFest, to NPR’s Mountain Stage and The Grand Ole Opry, have earned him the reputation of being the kind of extraordinary artist who goes beyond trend and simply delivers genuinely essential music.
Mayfield says while making the album in his hometown of Kent, Ohio he drew inspiration from his musical heroes Buddy Holly, Harry Nilsson, and Randy Newman and the albums he grew up listening to, Simon and Garfunkel’s Bridge Over Troubled Water and Melanie’s Gather Me.