Posted in music | pictures on April 4, 2011

photos by Chris La Putt

Jessica Lea Mayfield

Jessica Lea Mayfield's honky-tonk-angel voice was tailormade for late-night spins on a lonely jukebox in the middle of nowhere.

Yet this precocious singer-songwriter with the cool alt-roots vibe seems to be everywhere these days. Rolling Stone and Spin pegged her as an up-and-coming artist to watch, and she recently made her network television debut on David Letterman's show.

"Normally, I don't get nervous playing shows, because I've been doing it my whole life," Mayfield said by phone last week while running errands in Kent, her hometown.

"But I was definitely throw-up nervous to play David Letterman's show, for two or three days before I did it. Once I got there, I relaxed. It was fun." [Cleveland.com]

Jessica Lea Mayfield and Daniel Martin Moore played Bowery Ballroom on April 1st, the second of two NYC dates for the pair who also played Glasslands two days earlier as part of a larger tour that is still underway. More pictures and some videos from the Bowery show, and video from the Letterman show, below...

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Jessica Lea Mayfield - Our Hearts Are Wrong - David Letterman


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JESSICA LEE MAYFIELD - 2011 TOUR DATES
Apr 4 The Drake Hotel Toronto, ON, CANADA
Apr 5 Club Cafe Pittsburgh
Apr 6 Beachland Ballroom Cleveland, Ohio
Apr 7 Southgate House Newport, Kentucky, US
Apr 8 Cosmic Charlie's Lexington, Kentucky, US
Apr 9 Headliner's Music Hall Louisville, Kentucky, US
Apr 15 The University of Akron Wayne College Orrville, OH
Jun 9 Bonnaroo Music Festival Manchester, TN
Jun 10 Bonnaroo Music Festival Manchester, TN

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Comments (54)

I wanna get some Jessica Lea Mayfield skank on ma fingah

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 2:40 PM

^ Douche

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 3:10 PM

2:40 - you ought to be proud of yourself for when JLM reads this.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 3:14 PM

fuck that - I would too. She's slamming hot.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 3:15 PM

nothing special but certainly not terrible. the leas guitarist in her band kind gives off a nick cave wanna-be impression but backs it up with some very nice playing.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 3:23 PM

I'd lick it.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 3:44 PM

No way the rug matches the drapes.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 4:05 PM

I'm sure she'd really be turned on if she were to read these comments here (if she had the lack of dignity to merely even look at comments on this site in general).

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 4:09 PM

with that house she can put whatever rug and whatever drapes she wants on it!

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 4:14 PM

4:09 =
no, I'm not even going to say it
you know what you are

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 4:15 PM

Nice vid of Dark Road that night
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuqGDPxqz6U

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 4:17 PM

"4:09 =
no, I'm not even going to say it
you know what you are"

Of course. Above you losers.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 4:28 PM

^^^ ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

I love it when hipsters loose their shit
it's kind of like throwing water at a cat
they get all pissy and self-righteous

it's OK hipster.
actually no it's not for you.
you are a little pud.
a little pud in the mud.
you lost your boyfriend to the jocks in HS
and your losing the culture war now
be careful who you call a loser
loser!

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 4:35 PM

if I made music I would make it a point to tell this blog to stay the fuck away from me. BV knows exactly what it's doing with their comments section/policy, choice of header photos, etc. This is pretty much the lamest music website I know of that covers respectable music. Grow up, BV, it will force your readership to do the same. And maybe someday you can stop being a fucking joke that sells ad space.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 4:42 PM

I Love BV!
Pay No Attention To The Hipster Behind The Curtain!

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 4:45 PM

Who is Abe Frohawk?

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 4:45 PM

I Love BV!
Pay No Attention To The Hipster Behind The Curtain!

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 4:45 PM

"^^^ ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

I love it when hipsters loose their shit
it's kind of like throwing water at a cat
they get all pissy and self-righteous

it's OK hipster.
actually no it's not for you.
you are a little pud.
a little pud in the mud.
you lost your boyfriend to the jocks in HS
and your losing the culture war now
be careful who you call a loser
loser!"


How ironic (yeah, you BV cocksuckers love that word don't ya!).

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 5:27 PM

By the way, have you ever been even NEAR a woman before, 4:15/4:35? I mean, in a situation where the girl doesn't vomit by being a couple of feet from you?

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 5:33 PM

"What time does Daft Punk go on?"

That's some BV history right there.

- Greenpoint resident since 1933

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 6:09 PM

my cock is engorged (sp?) right now

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 7:13 PM

REFRESH,
REFRESH,
REFRESH,
REFRESH,
REFRESH,
REFRESH,
REFRESH,
REFRESH

Hey, 5:33, how's that refreshing going? I was laughing my ass off as I was out enjoying this awesome afternoon, enjoying the company of a smoking hot young lady. Sorry to dissapoint you, Sheila, but no puke. Lots of smiles, hair teasing, fluttering eyes, and flirting though. While you sat there refreshing, refreshing, refreshing. BWOHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Little whiney bitch thinks it's over - it ain't over, Nancy. Bring it on, little doggie!

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 8:13 PM

why are people so lame on this blog? any of the comments about Mayfield?

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 8:19 PM

OMG SHE IS SO FUCKING HOT!
FOR REAL, SON!
I GOT A SUPAH CHUBBY THAT GOT HAH NAME TATTOOED ON IT LIKE A RADAH GUIDANCE SYSTEM
WE GONNA MAKE LITTLE CHICOS SON!

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 8:39 PM

why are people so lame on this blog?

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 8:42 PM

I am like that Starfish from Charlie The Unicorn with Jessica Lea.
"I LOVE YOU!! LOVE ME!!"

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 8:43 PM

For us to live any other way was nuts. To us, those goody-good people who worked shitty jobs for bum paychecks, who took the subway to work every day and worried about their bills, were dead. They were suckers. They had no balls. If we wanted something, we just took it. If anyone complained twice, they got hit so bad they never complained again. It was routine. You didn't even think about it.

Posted by Henry | April 4, 2011 8:50 PM

You have never really seen an ass until you have seen two sunburned asses on a sandbar in the middle of a river. Nearly all the rest of the body seems to have evaporated. The body is a large red ass about to blister, with hair on one end of it for a head and feet attached to the other end for legs.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 8:51 PM

Meh.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 9:04 PM

Boring, but hot...

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 9:05 PM

shut up pussy

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 9:10 PM

I love to shut up the pussy.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 10:42 PM

Gentlemen, let's not make this personal. lots of people feel very strongly about their favorite hummus maker, but we can all agree that the wonderful chick pea does it for all of us.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 10:45 PM

try to shut up this pussy, pussy
bwahahaha

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 10:56 PM

little pussy like hummus?

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 11:01 PM

is that you, pussy? let's make sure ...

missed you at Jay St. last week. why, did mom make you cleanour room?

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 11:09 PM

Jessica is talented. There's a ton of youtube videos so go check it out.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 11:09 PM

Anonymous sausage #1 calls Anonymous sausage #2 a pussy. Anonymous sausage #2, who may in fact be the same person as Anonymous sausage #1, calls Anonymous sausage #1 a pussy.

Great radio

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 11:19 PM

Jessica is talented, but her songs are boring

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 11:49 PM

2nd generation Jewel

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 11:50 PM

"if I made music I would make it a point to tell this blog to stay the fuck away from me. BV knows exactly what it's doing...."

Fuck off loser. The anonymous comments are what makes this site funny. Generally the obscene type of stuff that set you off is a rarity anyways - most of the people who comment are music lovers and generally display good taste. If you don't like this blog, don't come here.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 12:57 AM

are Jessica's eyebrows that thick or just cosmetics?

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 12:11 PM

Hey 8:13 PM, how was the blow-up doll?

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 12:32 PM

My question has not been answered.

little pussy like hummus?

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 12:46 PM

Frohawk made hummus smores last night. It was swell. Ever try a hummus smore? They taste like pussy

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 12:50 PM

Who is Frohawk?

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 1:07 PM

I'M Spartacus!

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 1:08 PM

"2nd generation Jewel"

lulz!

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 1:11 PM

Meh. Hummus. Epic. Jacuzzi Brothers. Frohawk.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 1:48 PM

Can we start spiking PBRs with formaldehyde already? You people...

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 2:00 PM

I got roofied at T5 and woke up at Bowery Ballroom.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 2:11 PM

2:11 & 2:00 = WINNING

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2011 2:46 PM

@anon 5:27, 8:13 guy

good job buddy, you're a fucking dick.

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2011 3:10 AM

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