Donate Now to Support KDHX

Listen Live
Friday, 13 May 2011 09:55

Jessica Lea Mayfield 5/13/11

Jessica Lea Mayfield 5/13/11 Kate McDaniel
Written by Becky Chanis
Rate this item
(1 Vote)

About this Media...

  • Date Recorded: May 13, 2011
  • Artist / Band: Jessica Lea Mayfield
  • Hosting Show: Feel Like Going Home
  • Sound: Jon Valley

At times seductive and at times witty, Jessica Lea Mayfield's deep drawl never obscures the dark ache and heartbreak of her lyrics.

Mayfield found her voice at an early age, beginning with her childhood involvement in her family’s bluegrass band. Hailing from Kent, Ohio, she was discovered by Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys and appeared on that band's 2007 album Attack & Release. Auerbach subsequently produced Mayfield’s freshman and sophomore albums, With Blasphemy, So Heartfelt and Tell Me, recently released on Nonesuch.

Mayfield’s often upbeat instrumental arrangements are a minimalist confluence of blues, country and folk, led by her smoky but gentle voice. In the past years, the young singer and songwriter has been rising to success, touring with the Black Keys and recently receiving accolades such as a track on the Starbucks Sweetheart album, notice from the National Public Radio and Vogue Magazine and showcases at the South by Southwest Festival.

 

All photos by Kate McDaniel. See more at my Flickr stream.

Sponsor Message

Become a Sponsor

Find KDHX Online

KDHX on Instagram
KDHX on YouTube
KDHX on SoundCloud
KDHX on Facebook
KDHX on Twitter
KDHX on flickr

Local Artist Spotlight


Karate Bikini - A Simpler Sugar

Wed November 26
Karate Bikini is an eight piece ensemble who's members hail from St. Louis and the metro area. They are a large band with a large sound. Their latest album A Simpler Sugar is full of upbeat pop songs,…

Jah Orah and KD Assassin

Wed November 19

KDHX Recommends

December
Friday
05

Roscoe Mitchell and Craig Taborn

An internationally known musician, composer and innovator, Roscoe Mitchell began his distinguished career in the spirited 1960s of Chicago. NYC pianist and ECM recording artist, Craig Taborn, has remained a ubiquitous presence on the...


December
Thursday
11

KDHX Discovery Series: History of Psychedelia

The KDHX Discovery Series presents the "History of Psychedelia," with DJ valis. KDHX DJ, valis will take you on a multimedia journey through the annals of psychedelic musical history. The evening will feature a...


December
Sunday
14

88.1 KDHX Musical Merry-Go-Round welcomes Celia's Yuletide Express Secular Holid...

88.1 KDHX Musical Merry-Go-Round welcomes Celia's Yuletide Express Secular Holid... 88.1 KDHX Musical Merry-Go-Round welcomes Celia's Yuletide Express Secular Holiday Sing-along Sunday, December 14 at Noon. Tickets available online.  Toys, clothes, food and other gifts will be collected at the door for...


Get Answers!

If you have questions or need to contact KDHX, visit our answers portal at answers.kdhx.org.

Online Users

3 users and 8793 guests online
Sign in with Facebook

SYSTEM: S5 Box

Login/My Account

Sign in with Facebook