photos by Chris La Putt
Jessica Lea Mayfield's honky-tonk-angel voice was tailormade for late-night spins on a lonely jukebox in the middle of nowhere.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...
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]
Daniel Martin Moore
Jessica Lea Mayfield
Jessica Lea Mayfield - Our Hearts Are Wrong - David Letterman
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