Jessica Lea Mayfield & David Mayfield: The Sibling Rivalry Tour

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Zanzabar Presents Jessica Lea Mayfield & David Mayfield: The Sibling Rivalry Tour

Jessica Lea Mayfield & David Mayfield: The Sibling Rivalry Tour

Ian Noe

Tue, December 11, 2012

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm (event ends at 11:59 pm)


Louisville, KY


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Jessica Lea Mayfield & David Mayfield: The Sibling Rivalry Tour
Jessica Lea Mayfield & David Mayfield: The Sibling Rivalry Tour
Siblings and best friends Jessica Lea Mayfield and David Mayfield will tour together this winter,
playing 13 shows in the eastern United States.

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. David
began performing at age 12, while Jessica joined a few years later at age 8. Most of their time
growing up was spent singing and absorbing the stories and lessons taught by veteran musicians.

By the time he was a teenager, David had won several national awards for his guitar and
mandolin playing. He showed Jessica how to play a few guitar chords, and then she began
writing her own songs at age 11. The two played open mic nights together, usually playing for
tips. Then David got his first big break when he successfully auditioned for country artist Andy
Griggs, which led to David’s first appearance on the legendary Grand Ole Opry stage.

When David was 21 and Jessica was 15, they recorded Jessica’s first EP White Lies in David’s
bedroom, printing only 100 copies. One of those copies fell into the hands of Dan Auerbach
(The Black Keys). After an introduction, Jessica and Auerbach hit the studio, laying the
foundation for her debut album With Blasphemy So Heartfelt, on which David played bass.

Over the next two years, David continued to play bass with Jessica, as she toured incessantly in
support of With Blasphemy, playing major festivals like Bonnaroo, and opening for bands like
The Avett Brothers, with whom they forged a strong friendship.

During this time, David also toured as a vocalist, songwriter, and lead guitarist for the folk rock
band Cadillac Sky, but it was while on the road with Jessica that the Avetts encouraged David
to make a record of his own, and so he did. David released his solo debut The David Mayfield
Parade in 2011, which features songs co-written with Jessica, and vocals from Scott and Seth

Also in 2011, Nonesuch Records signed Jessica and released her second album Tell Me, also
produced by Dan Auerbach. The album received rave reviews from The New York Times,
Rolling Stone, SPIN, and Pitchfork, among others, and led to Jessica’s network television debut
on The Late Show with David Letterman. Later that year, the Americana Music Association
nominated Jessica as “Best New Artist.”

Now, with new albums on the horizon from both David and Jessica, the two siblings hit the road
together again.
Ian Noe
Ian Noe
Born May 9, 1990 in Eastern Kentucky, Ian Noe had a guitar in his hand from an early age. Brought up on the great ones of folk, Bob Dylan, Arlo Guthrie, John Prine, and others, Ian quickly developed a knack for acoustic roots music. He began playing in local talent shows, school assemblies, and festivals.
It was only in the early part of 2007 that Ian even began writing music, and it was quickly evident he had a great ability to tell stories of his own through music. He entered the Appalachian StarSearch in Hazard on October 20, 2007, and won the grand prize singing his original song Don’t Let The Morning Bring Ya Down. Due to that win, Ian was invited to perform at a Rhonda Vincent concert in Hyden a few days later.
He began working on more songs and began recording for his first album in mid November. The process was quick, as he had all 10 songs recorded in a little over a month. He wrote and performed every note on the disc, Ian Noe.
After the tragic events at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia in April of 2007, Ian wrote a song dedicated to the victims of the tragedy. He played this song, Sweet Virginia for Virginia Tech students in April 2008 on the anniversary of the shooting.
In June 2008, Ian won first place in the State FFA Talent Competition in Louisville, Kentucky.
Ian was also named as one of the 5 finalists in the Boston Folk Festival Songwriting Competition.
Ian plays several instruments including guitar, harmonica, and piano.
Venue Information:
2100 South Preston Street
Louisville, KY, 40217