About Jessica Lea Mayfield
The 20-year old from Kent, Ohio first performed with her family band One Way Rider at the age of eight. At age 15, she recorded her first album White Lies in her brother’s bedroom, printing only 100 copies. One of those copies fell into the hands of Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys). After an introduction, Mayfield and Auerbach hit the studio, laying the foundation for her debut album With Blasphemy So Heartfelt.
The album was produced by Auerbach and recorded over a two-year span in his home studio in Akron. Says Auerbach of the recording experience, “I think she’s dark and moody in a mysterious way.” He adds, “I’m just always really excited to make music with her.” Pitchfork gave the album a rating of 8.2, calling it “fascinating and endlessly listenable.”
Already in her young career, Jessica has opened numerous shows for The Black Keys, The Avett Brothers, Band of Horses, Ray LaMontagne, and CAKE. Jessica is currently working on her second full-length album, which is also being produced by Auerbach.
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