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David Mayfield Parade

March 25, 2017 @ 8:00 pm


If you’ve seen David Mayfield perform with The Avett Brothers, Mumford & Sons, Jessica Lea Mayfield, or at Bonnaroo, you’ve caught the charisma, the heart, and the comedy.

This singer-songwriter, band leader, and Grammy-nominated producer stepped out of the sideman shadows beginning a few years ago with two acclaimed albums and a partnership with Compass Records, a label that Playboy Magazine calls “Nashville’s hippest alternative label”.

“Strangers,” Mayfield’s first album with Compass, is a tour de force, stretching from the avant-garde to Mayfield’s musical roots, which are buried deep in the bluegrass tradition from a childhood of touring with his family’s band.

Tracks range from the Celtic-inspired opener “Caution,” which features Mayfield’s deft ability in orchestrating complex instrumentation, to “The Man I’m Trying to Be,” a sharply honest song that is as dark and it is tender.

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