maj 25 2015

Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield Sing Elliott Smith



• Seth and Jessica covers Elliott in an amazing release, true & honest to the man who tragically died 12 years ago. The 2015-album Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield Sing Elliott Smith was recorded over the past three years at the artists’ homes and at Echo Mountain Studios in Asheville, North Carolina. The duo will tour the album later this year, til then check out the eerie, barren, beautiful, magical – Fond Farewell.

maj 5 2011

What are you listening to, David?


¤ Kentuckyseven are proud to present an interview with the amazing David Mayfield, frontguy of our new favband The David Mayfield Parade. They just released a debutalbum with guest stars as The Avett Brothers, Caitlin Rose, and David’s sister, Jessica Lea Mayfield.

Marcus Mumford of Mumford & Songs called the album ”an absolutely brilliant record”. Anyway. This is great, bearded outlawmusic. You believe me. It´s love and energy all around, addictive like nicotine on a Friday night. I just keep coming back for more unfiltered stuff.

David Mayfield grew up in Kent, Ohio, surrounded by bluegrass music. I really hope we´ll see him in Europe soon enough. His next tourdates; May 5 Greensboro, NC and May 6 Southern Pines, NC. Check out the great track ”I Just Might Pray” featuring the Avett´s.

David Mayfield Parade – Youtube

¤ What are you listening to, David?

“I’m listening to lots of Randy Newman, Tom Waits and Dylan’s ”Time out of Mind” mostly the sad stuff.  I find on tour that it´s actually hard to go to sleep without ingesting a little alcohol and listening to Randy sing something completely hopeless and depressing.”

¤ Best book read in a while?

“You know I don’t read as much as I used to.  I get car sick so when we are on the road I don’t read much and when I’m home I’m usually running around.  I did just read Rob Bell’s new book ‘Love Wins: Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived’.  For about two years I played in a band called Cadillac Sky, and I was the only Agnostic in a band of evangelical Christians so I found myself in lots of heated debates.  This book is very interesting even if I don’t believe any of it.”

¤ Your hopes for this year?

“I just hope people will like what I’m doing.  The response so far has been tremendous and there has been a lot of momentum.  I just hope after all the hype dies down folks will still be excited about our live show, the theatrics.  As long as we keep putting on a unique show with lots of compelling moments and build our fan base the old fashioned way without the help of radio and big record labels I’ll be a happy man. For the most part.”

¤ Three artists who inspire you?

“Paul Simon, Doyle Lawson and Randy Newman.”

¤ Who deserves a breakthru in 2011?

“Well I’m feel like I’m currently watching my little sister Jessica Lea Mayfield breakthru right now.  She just put out her sophomore album and its been getting great reviews.  I couldn’t be more proud of her and I think she deserves a breakthru for sure.  She’s been out there touring heavy for almost 5 years and she’s only 21!”