The David Mayfield Parade + The Railsplitters

The Grey Eagle and Worthwhile Sounds Present

The David Mayfield Parade + The Railsplitters

Sun, May 21, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$5.00 - $14.00

This event is all ages

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The David Mayfield Parade
The David Mayfield Parade
If you've seen David Mayfield perform with The Avett Brothers, Mumford & Sons, Jessica Lea Mayfield, or at Bonnaroo, you've caught the charisma, the heart, and the comedy, and it's likely you'll come back for more.

David grew up playing bass and touring with his family's bluegrass band. As a teenager he established himself as a hot picker collecting national awards for his dexterity on guitar and mandolin. His knack for colorful performances was evident as a backing player in his sister Jessica Lea Mayfield's band including their appearance on "The Late Show with David Letterman. He followed that with a stint in the successful Bluegrass outfit Cadillac Sky.

This singer-songwriter, band leader, and Grammy nominated producer stepped out of the sideman shadows with his 2011 album "The David Mayfield Parade", His follow-up "Good Man Down" was self released and funded with a Kickstarter campaign that more than doubled its initial goal of $18,000. On the heels of that success, Mayfield partnered with Compass Records to release "Strangers" in 2014. The record has been called a tour de force, stretching from the avant-garde to Mayfield's bluegrass roots. Mayfield is truly a wordsmith, forging the mundane into the evocative in each track. Conscious of not just being a musician, but an entertainer – something his father instilled in him in the family band – he makes a commanding impression live. But it's the strength of his songwriting and musicianship, combined with that charm and personality that keep audiences consistently lining up to join the parade.

"…his songs are sturdy enough to work in any format, because his tunes are that lovely and his words that understated."
– Washington Post

"…a dynamic combination of music and comedy worthy of a traveling vaudeville act" – The Boston Globe

"Anyone with a craving for rustic Americana—frayed edges and all—will find Mayfield and company effective practitioners."
—Blurt

"A massively skilled picker and singer with a knack for stagecraft." —Nashville Scene
The Railsplitters
The Railsplitters
In 2013, only days after their debut CD release, backed by an impressive $10,000+ Kickstarter campaign, The Railsplitters performed at Rockygrass and earned the title of "Best New Band."

They would soon become a tried-and-true staple of the Colorado music scene In 2015, The Railsplitters went full-time and released its second album, The Faster It Goes. Since then, on the strength of their material —which carries enough mesmerizing bluegrass to appeal to the purists, enough freshness to land on the official Spotify Indie Bluegrass playlist and enough pop hooks to crossover to listeners who've never bought or streamed a bluegrass album—The Railsplitters have performed at some of the most prestigious bluegrass (and not bluegrass) festivals in the country, including Delfest, Green River Festival, Salmon Jam, Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival and Rockygrass; toured the UK twice and have opened for or co-billed with The Steeldrivers, Trout Steak Revival, Noam Pikelni, Aoife O'Donovan, Milkdrive, Dustbowl Revival, Front Country and more.

The band's fast rise from casual Colorado jammers to critically-acclaimed national artists can only be explained by their melodic songwriting, featuring compositions from all 5 of the Railsplitters, who all double duty on harmonies, their impeccable musicianship and the songbird-like vocal of lead singer Lauren Stovall, whose expressive phrasing, spot-on pitch and perfectly-controlled vibrato make a voice that is both instantly recognizable and a throwback to the classic country/rock era of the 70's.

"The Railsplitters embody two of my favorite musical elements: high quality musicianship and great original songs. They use both to make them, without a doubt, one of the best bluegrass bands to emerge in the last few years." -Andy Hall, The Infamous Stringdusters

"That high, lonesome sound has rarely sounded better." - Jeff Burger, No Depression

"Bluegrass instrumentation meets sharp pop aesthetics on the new album by Colorado's the Railsplitters, as you can hear on the tune 'You.'" - Brice Ezell, Pop Matters

"The Railsplitters are one of the most exciting bands to come on the scene in a long time. The complexity of their arrangements, the beauty of their vocals, and excitement in their performance should put them right in the center of your radar." - Stephen Mougin, Sam Bush Band
Venue Information:
The Grey Eagle
185 Clingman Ave
Asheville, NC, 28801
http://www.thegreyeagle.com/