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Jessica Lea Mayfield

9:30 PM - 11:59 PM Mercury Lounge
Date: March 09, 2018 to March 09, 2018
Where: Mercury Lounge, 217 East Houston Street, New York, New York, United States, 10002
Phone: N/A
Event Type: Concerts & Music
Ticket Price: N/A
as therapy, says Mayfield, who shaped so many of these songs in the isolation of the small apartment she shared with her husband while their marriage fell apart in her hands in many ways, those songs pointed to the way out before she could get there herself. Thats what connects me to other music I listen to. I want music to make me feel things. This is my inner dialogue, and my chance to get the last word.Recorded with Agnello at Water Music and Electric Lady Studios, Mayfield recruited a stellar group of musicians for Sorry Is Gone, including Avett on backing vocals and keys, drummer Steve Shelley (Sonic Youth, Sun Kil Moon), bassist Emil Amos (Grails, Holy Sons), guitarist Cameron Deyell (Sia, Streets of Laredo) and Patrick Damphier (The Mynabirds, Field Days, who produced and played on Offa My Hands). Together, they worked to create an ominous take on love, where hope can exist among heartbreak and the end is only as finite as we make it to be. On songs like the title track and Bum Me Out, Mayfield bends the angelic notes of her voice over off-kilter orchestration, building an environment of warrior-style triumph; on Safe 2 Connect 2, she takes stock of the digital world to a haunting, acoustic backdrop that gives a subtle ode to her bluegrass roots.Been though hell, theres no telling what might happen in my future, she sings. All I can do is be thankful for each moment thats my own.Mayfield has paved an unconventional lifestyle playing in her familys bluegrass band since the age of eight, she didnt have any traditional schooling and released her first album at the age of fifteen, when she was discovered by Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys. Influenced by everything from that mountain sound to the modern garage, Mayfield has been able to come at songwriting from a pure perspective, lead more by her heart than any textbook. Its what makes the tracks of Sorry Is Gone so striking and visceral there is no filter on the emotions, no rulebook and certainly no excuses for
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