David Mayfield Parade
This is joyous Bluegrass summer entertainment at its best, as DAVID MAYFIELD, the charismatic and comedic songwriter/singer/multi-instrumentalist – and Grammy nominated producer returns by popular demand to Lincoln Hall with his virtuosic, award-winning band on Saturday, July 8, 2023 at 7:30 PM. lease note that the NEW July 8 concert date is changed from the July 15 date originally announced due to David being invited to perform on a prestigious national tour. Last year’s performance was a sellout. ARCA is grateful for the very generous gift of donors Kears and Karen Pollock, who have sponsored David’s performance.
Tickets are Adults $20, Students $5. Buy online at alleghenyriverstone.org or call to reserve at 724-659-3153 and pay by cash or check at the door. Doors open at 7:00 PM.Described by the Boston Globe as “… a dynamic combination of music and comedy worthy of a traveling vaudeville act”, David’s tunes are lovely, his extraordinary lyrics rich and touching – and his showmanship unequaled in contemporary bluegrass.
Anyone who has seen David Mayfield perform has caught the charisma, the heart, and the comedy, and will be coming back for more. The David Mayfield Parade builds on his solid roots as a bluegrass musician, combining that background with folk, rock and his trademark humor and showmanship. And last summer in Lincoln Hall the David Mayfield Parade led the audience out to the patio, serenading them as they were departing… unique and unforgettable!
Ohio-based Americana singer/songwriter David Mayfield has deep roots in the bluegrass and folk scenes. The Kent, OH native grew up playing bass and touring with his family’s bluegrass band and as a teenager, established himself as a hot picker and collecting national awards for his dexterity and deft flat-picking style on guitar and mandolin.
David’s 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 oozed personality on stage – a trait that makes him a natural frontman. David took his skills and personality when he joined the bluegrass outfit Cadillac Sky, playing sold out shows with British folk revivalists Mumford and Sons.
Around then, Mayfield began writing songs after hearing artists like Randy Newman and Simon & Garfunkel. Encouraged by his sister Jessica and friend Seth Avett, to record his original material, Mayfield did just that, garnering much acclaim. Since that time he has toured almost non-stop. Conscious of not just being a musician, but an entertainer – something his father instilled in him in the family band – he certainly makes an impression. 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.
Bring all the blue grass and gospel loving friends you know to experience the humor and entertaining bluegrass of the David Mayfield Parade right here in Foxburg’s Lincoln Hall, where every seat in the house is up close and personal.