“…a dynamic combination of music and comedy worthy of a traveling vaudeville act”
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.
Please note that the NEW July 8 concert date is changed from the July 15 date originally announced to accommodate The David Mayfield Parade joining the Bluegrass All Star tour this summer.
ARCA is grateful for the very generous gift of donors Kears and Karen Pollock, who have sponsored the return concert of David Mayfield Parade.
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 – as seen recently in “Ain’t Working” on NPR’s live Mountain Stage Radio Show: https://livesessions.npr.org/videos/the-david-mayfield-parade-ain-t-workin-mountain-stage
Spirit Magazine described David as “this abundantly bearded multi- instrumentalist/songwriter impresses with a sound on the cutting edge of indie folk- rock” and the Nashville Scene said, “A massively skilled picker and singer with a knack for stagecraft.”
Plus he’s a songwriter – David’s tunes are lovely, his extraordinary lyrics rich and touching – and his showmanship unequaled in contemporary bluegrass. The Boston Globe wrote, “A dynamic combination of music and comedy worthy of a traveling vaudeville act.”
Hailed as “…the wild man of Americana” by The Independent – ARCA Executive Director John Soroka says of Mayfield’s blazing musicianship, energy and physical showmanship: “Think of him as the Mick Jagger of Bluegrass – but with a country-down-home goodness.” Unique & Unforgettable…
And last summer in Lincoln Hall to close out the show, David Mayfield led the band into the audience where they serenaded the bluegrass lovers up-close-and-personal in the center aisle – and then led the audience out to the patio, where they performed several tunes as the audience left Lincoln Hall – and lingered for the “after-show”.
Bring your all the blue grass loving friends you know to experience the return of The David Mayfield Parade – ALL- AMERICANA Bluegrass entertainment right here in Foxburg’s Lincoln Hall where every seat in the house is up close and personal.There is neither a mask or vaccine passport requirement. Please refrain from attending if you are ill – or if you have been exposed to someone with COVID.
THIS CONCERT WILL SELL OUT – Please reserve early! Tickets are Adults $20, Students $5. Call to Reserve at 724-659-3153 and pay by cash or check at the door. Doors open at 7:00 PM. For more information and to purchase tickets by credit card online, click here.
About The David Mayfield Parade
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. 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.
Bring your 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.
ARIVE EARLY & EXPLORE FOXBURG!
Plan to Make a Day of it in beautiful Foxburg!
Stop by the Red Brick Gallery and Gift Shop for the first weekend of the show featuring the photography of ARCA Board member and RBG Cooperative Artist Dennis Keyes and the luminous paintings of Jannick Wildberg in the Upstairs Gallery – and to shop for that special gift from the first floor offerings of talented Cooperative Artists from the region.
Enjoy a walk along the Allegheny River trail or rent bicycles with Foxburg Tours in the morning or early afternoon! Have lunch at the Allegheny Grille with seating overlooking the Allegheny River, or for more casual fare, at Foxburg Pizza with salads, sandwiches and pizza. Save time to enjoy wine tasting at Foxburg Wine Cellars and savor a gourmet coffee and hand made chocolate at Divani Chocolatier and Barrista.
Plan to enjoy the weekend in Foxburg an spend the night in the elegantly remodeled Foxburg Inn
Or stay up the river in Emlenton at the historic Bed and Breakfast, The Barnard House.
About David Mayfield
“A massively skilled picker and singer with a knack for stagecraft.” Blurt
Ohio-based Americana singer/songwriter David Mayfield has deep roots in the bluegrass and folk scenes. The Kent native grew up playing bass and touring with his family’s bluegrass band, later embracing guitar and mandolin as a teenager and earning national awards for his deft flatpicking style.
Performing with and producing with his sister Jessica Lea Mayfield, in 2007 David joined the progressive bluegrass group Cadillac Sky and began writing his own material. After three records with Cadillac Sky, he released his own album under the name the David Mayfield Parade. The album boasted a dark, gritty Americana sound that incorporated elements of rock and country. The group’s fiery, aggressive sound infuriated many traditionalists, but won them a hardcore following of younger fans and landed them gigs alongside acts like Mumford & Sons and the Avett Brothers.
Around this time, Mayfield began writing his own material and after three records with Cadillac Sky, released his own album under the name the David Mayfield Parade. The album boasted a dark, gritty Americana sound that incorporated elements of rock and country.
He continued to write and improve his dynamic stage performances, releasing Good Man Down in 2013 and Strangers to much acclaim in 2014, partnered with Compass Records. His first album with Compass, was proclaimed a tour de force, stretching from the avant-garde to Mayfield’s musical roots, which are buried deep in the bluegrass tradition from a childhood of touring with his family’s band.