The David Mayfield Parade – Tickets – Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL – September 25th, 2014

The David Mayfield Parade

Kickstand Productions Presents!

The David Mayfield Parade

Renegade Lightning Rebellion, Georgia

Thu, September 25, 2014

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm


Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 21 and over

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. The David Mayfield Parade’s April 1 release “Good Man Down” begs for that same repeated enjoyment.

With eclectic, cinematic songs that stir up images of the old West and urban cityscapes, the 12-track album feels like a game changer for a singer-songwriter, band leader, and Grammy nominated producer who stepped out of the sideman shadows with his 2011 solo debut “The Parade.” He likens “Good Man Down” to “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.” Like “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” his first album was lighthearted and fun with nods to the past. His second is darker, creepier, more bizarre and outrageous.

He made “The Parade” without knowing if anyone would hear it, but the stakes for a follow-up were raised when his Kickstarter campaign more than doubled his initial goal of $18,000.

With a successful crowd funding campaign raising expectations, Mayfield felt it was time to take chances musically and delve into more adventurous production while tapping into his bluegrass roots. While anchored in descriptive songwriting with beautiful instrumentation including strings and horns, “Good Man Down” throws its listeners numerous musical curveballs. As producer he didn’t rein in his weirder musical tendencies. Just like his lively sometimes comical live shows, “Good Man Down” illustrates a lot of character without seeming contrived.

“Good Man Down” features notable guests Seth Avett, Mayfield’s bluegrass hero Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, and country star Dierks Bentley who duets with Mayfield on Marty Stuart’s “Tempted.” Bentley remembered Mayfield from seeing his family’s bluegrass band play long before the former was a country star. That’s the thing. Mayfield isn’t easy to forget.
Renegade Lightning Rebellion
Renegade Lightning Rebellion
“…An extremely talented bunch of young people, and the music they make is extraordinarily interesting, an amalgamation of different genres of music and different modalities of sound...RLR’s timing is impeccable regardless of whether they are live or recorded.” - Natalie Wainwright, Evanston Round Table

Renegade Lightning Rebellion has been bringing their indie chamber-rock sound to Chicago and surrounding areas since summer 2011. This seven-piece outfit performs an eclectic batch of songs that reflect such diverse influences as contemporary Indie music (such as Of Montreal and Fleet Foxes), classic prog (such as Yes and Genesis), gypsy jazz and classical chamber music. RLR has captivated audiences throughout Chicago with their deft handling of sudden shifts in energy and instrumentation – the band, almost all multi-instrumentalists, swap freely between such unique instruments as upright bass, oboe, trumpet, violin and accordion.

RLR plans to release a new EP featuring selected poems by Wallace Stevens in the coming months.

“…Melodic, yet contemporary, with elements of rock, classical, jazz and other genres; sophisticated rhythmically and tonally; self-conscious yet fluid.” – Natalie Wainwright, Evanston Round Table
I remember dreaming in music. I mean, long, beautiful musicals. And when I woke up, I would be surprised when people were speaking instead of singing! I have baskets filled with lyrics to songs that I began writing almost as soon as I could write. I was always involved in theatre. I took acting lessons and voice lessons and continued writing. My Grandfather bought me a guitar one Christmas and it was my gateway to melodies. At that point I was introduced to a producer in our area and he was kind enough to produce my first two songs. He introduced me to Snake Rock, who was to give me guitar lessons. However, we began a friendship and started collaborating on our music. We came up with some great Country/Pop/Rock songs! I continue to take voice lessons and I am still involved in theatre.
Venue Information:
Beat Kitchen
2100 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL, 60618

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