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Black Keys' Dan Auerbach produces Jessica Lea Mayfield's First Full Length

posted Aug 27, 2008, 10:04 AM by Vu Nguyen   [ updated Aug 27, 2008, 10:08 AM ]
From Thirty Tigers

JESSICA LEA MAYFIELD IS THE MOST EXCITING NEW ARTIST IN THE SCENE TODAY." —Scott Avett, The Avett Brothers

DAN AUERBACH OF THE BLACK KEYS PRODUCES
JESSICA LEA MAYFIELD'S FIRST FULL-LENGTH ALBUM


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On September 16, Polymer Sounds will release Jessica Lea Mayfield's first full-length album titled With Blasphemy, So Heartfelt. Named "Vocalist of the Year" in March by The Cleveland Free Times, Mayfield will be opening for The Black Keys in several major cities including Memphis, Dallas, New Orleans and Atlanta this September.

The album was produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys and recorded over a two-year span in his home studio in Akron. With Blasphemy, So Heartfelt features Mayfield on acoustic guitar and vocals, Auerbach on a variety of instrumentation and Mayfield's brother (David) on upright bass. Dr. Dog's Scott McMicken and Frank McElroy provide vocal harmonies on the track "I'm Not Lonely Anymore." Says Auerbach of the recording experience, "I think she's dark and moody in a good way. I'm just always really excited to make music with her."

The 18-year old first performed with her family band One Way Rider at the age of eight. In 2007, Mayfield lent her voice to the track "Things Ain't Like They Used To Be" on The Black Keys' album, Attack & Release, making her the first guest vocalist to appear on any record released by The Black Keys.

"With the edge and attitude that Kurt Cobain possessed coupled with a rich musical family history similar to Maybelle Carter's, JESSICA LEA MAYFIELD IS THE MOST EXCITING NEW ARTIST IN THE SCENE TODAY." —Scott Avett, The Avett Brothers

"Kiss Me Again" is attached, feel free to share with your readers. Also, have a listen to "We've Never Lied" which is featured in an article on Rollingstone.com.

http://www.rollingstone.com/

More information on Jessica Lea Mayfield can be found at http://www.myspace.com/jlmayfield

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