Donate Now to Support KDHX

Listen Live
Friday, 13 May 2011 10:55

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

KDHX Recommends


New Music Circle presents Sylvie Courvoisier and Mark Feldman Duo

Swiss pianist Sylvie Courvoisier and NYC violinist Mark Feldman have been collaborators for more than fifteen years.Their music involves an integration of modern classical, avant-garde jazz, and European improvised styles. Sylvie...


Folk and Roots Sessions: The Honeycutters

The Folk & Roots Sessions, a 10-concert series spanning August, 2015 to May, 2016, will bring you new folk, bluegrass, old-time, Americana or country. Each month the Folk & Roots Sessions will feature one concert we think you...


Cory Branan

Throughout his career, Cory Branan has been too punk for country, too country for punk, too Memphis for Nashville, and probably a little too Cory Branan for anyone's damn good.   Ticket information

Get Answers!

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


Login/My Account

Sign in with Facebook