Thursday, November 11, 2010
– Jessica Lea Mayfield signed with Nonesuch Records with her label debut, "Tell Me," due Feb. 8, 2011.
Produced by The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach, the album follows Mayfield's 2008 release, "With Blasphemy So Heartfelt," which debuted in the CMJ Top 200 and in the top 50 on the "Indie Albums" chart.
The new disc is currently available to pre-order at jessicaleamayfield.com and at www.nonesuch.com, where the first 250 CD or vinyl copies include an exclusive signed 7" of the album's first single, Our Hearts Are Wrong. (The B-side is a live version of the "With Blasphemy So Heartfelt" song Kiss Me Again) The single is also available for free download at www.jessicaleamayfield.com.
Mayfield first came to the label's attention when she sang backing vocals on The Black Keys' 2008 Nonesuch album, "Attack & Release." Her performance on the track Things Ain't Like They Used To Be made the then 17-year old the first guest vocalist to appear on any record released by the duo. Auerbach also engineered the 11-track album and provided backing vocals as well as guitar and drum loops.
Since 2008, Mayfield has toured with The Avett Brothers, Ray LaMontagne, Band of Horses and The Black Keys. In advance of the release, Mayfield will tour throughout this winter, including dates with Jay Farrar and Justin Townes Earle.
Mayfield's brother, David, is a member of Cadillac Sky and sometimes tours with her.
Tour dates are:
Nov. 11 Louisville, KY Phoenix Hill Tavern*
Nov. 12 Newport, KY Southgate House*
Nov. 13 Bowling Green, OH Clazel Theater*
Nov. 18 Kent, OH Kent State Folk Festival
Dec. 16 Philadelphia, PA The First Unitarian Church!
Dec. 17 Boston, MA Royale!
Dec. 18 New York, NY Webster Hall!
Dec. 19 Washington, DC 9:30 Club!
(additional dates to be announced)
*supporting Jay Farrar
!supporting Justin Townes Earle