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Meet The Parade

Spreading love and raising vibrations.

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Fan Testimonials

“This was one of the most entertaining and influential shows I’ve ever seen. Increasingly, I find it important to seek out the ridiculous craftsmen who obviously have spent decades perfecting their skills. If you love the highest quality of music and entertainment, you absolutely cannot do better than seeing The David Mayfield Parade. I will never again miss a show within an hour of me. I continue to share this with everyone I know who loves music, tradition, expertise and fun.”

- Jeff Elderton

 

“Great music, great band, and incredible live performance!”

- Eric Cain  

“For me, The David Mayfield Parade is the future of Bluegrass music because they appeal to so many fans. I know some "head bangers" (including myself) that were "bang your head" during The David Mayfield Parade performance! Each and every member of this band is a master of his instrument, and, the vocal "harmonizing" is SIMPLY INCREDIBLE! You not only get to hear some incredible music, but, you also get a show that needs no lasers, pyro, or explosions!”

- Jeff Weaver

“If you have never seen these guys, do yourself a favor and go see them in Ohio.

Best entertainment you can find, and super talented musicians!!”

- Alan Mann

“Purple Fiddle show in Thomas, WV  last night was amazing. One of the most amazing bands I’ve ever seen live. You need to travel and see this band. They are funny, full of energy, talented beyond belief and 3 hours of non stop laughter and pushed in a corner so the ladies at a sold out standing room only venue could dance. I’m trying to put into words the energy in the room but it’s not possible, something that has to be witnessed in person."

- Shannon Hamblin

“I attended my second show at the Kent Stage tonight. Awesome and words can’t even express their talent and stage presence. I will go again and I recommend everyone go check out The David Mayfield Parade band at their next show. The Talent is amazing by every member and David Mayfield has an unbelievable talent. Love them all!!

Can’t wait for the next show.”

- Betty Ramsey

“It would be one of the best shows you ever seen. Highly suggested. Its gonna be great.”

- Steve Cheatwood 

Industry Quotes

 

"World class showmanship and program design genius that delivered bluegrass entertainment

that redefines the genre, sets a new bar, and deserves a huge national stage."

 

-Allegheny RiverStone Center for the Arts

“…a dynamic combination of music and comedy worthy of a traveling vaudeville act”

-The Boston Globe

“Acoustic, beardy goodness.”

 

-American Songwriter

“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

“…his songs are sturdy enough to work in any format, because his tunes are that lovely

and his words that understated.”

-Washington Post

“…the wild man of Americana!”

 

-The Independent

“this abundantly bearded multi- instrumentalist/songwriter impresses with a sound

on the cutting edge of indie folk- rock”

 

-Spirit Magazine

David Mayfield 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 oozed personality on stage – a trait that makes him a natural frontman. He 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, & friend Seth Avett, to record his original material, Mayfield did just that, to 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 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.

 

- Compass Records

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