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  • Jessica Lea Mayfield to Play 13 US Dates This Fall with Brother David Mayfield on "Sibling Rivalry Tour"

    Jessica Lea Mayfield will tour in the US this November and December in support of her highly acclaimed Nonesuch Records debut album, Tell Me, playing with her brother David Mayfield on their Sibling Rivalry Tour. Growing up in Kent, Ohio, the Mayfields were surrounded by bluegrass and folk music; both David and Jessica first performed with their family band One Way Rider, traveling across the country in a 1956 tour bus once belonging to Bill Monroe, Kitty Wells, and Ernest Tubb.

  • Jessica Lea Mayfield Launches Summer Tour; Includes Shows with Langhorne Slim

    Jessica Lea Mayfield launches a month-long summer tour, including a number of headline shows as well as a ten-day tour supporting Langhorne Slim. Mayfield kicks off the tour with a headlining show at Firebird in St. Louis tonight, followed by shows in Kansas City, Wichita, Denver, and Salt Lake City. The tour with Langhorne Slim begins at the Independent in San Francisco and the Troubador in LA next week and includes additional stops in California, Arizona, Texas, Tennessee, and Kentucky.

About this Album

Nonesuch Store orders include downloads of the complete album as high-quality, 320 kbps MP3s, including the exclusive bonus track "I'll Be the One You Want Someday (Live)."

Jessica Lea Mayfield’s Nonesuch Records debut, Tell Me, was released February 8, 2011. Produced by The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, the album follows Mayfield’s acclaimed 2008 release, With Blasphemy So Heartfelt, which debuted in the CMJ Top 200 and in the Top 50 on the “Indie Albums” chart.  Pitchfork gave that album an 8.2, calling it "fascinating and endlessly listenable." The New York Times has described her voice as "somewhere between Lucinda Williams’ and Hope Sandoval’s." NPR's World Cafe says she has "a mature sound that seems evolved beyond her years."

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 acclaimed duo. In addition to producing, Auerbach also engineered the 11-track album and provided backing vocals as well as guitar and drum loops.


Jessica Lea Mayfield, vocal (1-11), electric guitar (4), acoustic guitar (8, 10, 11)
David Mayfield, electric bass (1, 3, 8), percussion (1), vocal (1, 3, 7-10), upright bass (2, 6), electric guitar (3, 7), piano (4. 9), Waterphone (4), harmony vocal (5), Casio keyboard (5), Mellotron (6, 9), electric 12-string guitar (7), woodblock (9), cymbal (9), drum kit (10), Moog (11)
Scott Hartlaub, drum kit (1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9), organ (2), vocal (3, 6-10), percussion (5, 7), marimba (9), electric bass (10)
Richie Kirkpatrick, electric guitar (1-6, 8, 10, 11), piano (1), vocal (3, 5, 7-10), bells (6), electric bass (7, 9)
Dan Auerbach, acoustic guitar (2), drum loop (2, 3, 7), vocal (2, 3, 7, 8, 10), Moog (5)

Produced & Engineered by Dan Auerbach at Easy Eye Sound Systems, Akron, Ohio
Mixed by Kennie Takahashi
Mastered by Brian Lucey at Magic Garden Mastering

Design by Amy Burrows. This record is a Love Police action.
Photography by Rachel Williamson

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