Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Matthew Mayfield's New Album, "Now You're Free"
Mayfield has the uncanny ability of crafting songs that start off small, then quickly build into huge anthems. For example, the album's opening track "Come Back Home" begins with a strong beat, southern-tinged guitars and Mayfield's signature raw, yet soulful vocals in a low key. As the song progresses, you can feel the song building as gang vocals are added along with Mayfield's roaring vocals, leaving the listener with no choice but to sing along. Several fan favorites have been re-masked with an even bigger sound, such as "Man-made Machines," "Fire Escape (featuring John Paul White of the Civil Wars)" and "Can't Change My Mind." Along with these is the very popular "Element," which was originally released on the 2007 Moses Mayfield record, The Inside. A stripped down version of the song was then featured on Mayfield's solo debut, The Fire EP, but still had not gained the recognition it deserves.
Also, catch him on tour:
Apr 6 - Nashville, TN - 3rd & Lindsley
Apr 7 - Charlotte, NC - The Double Door
Apr 9 - Knoxville, TN - Preservation Pub (Supporting The Black Cadillacs)
Apr 12 - Atlanta, GA - Eddie's Attic
Apr 13 - Columbia, SC - White Mule
Apr 14 - Charlotte, NC - The Double Door
Apr 19 - Atlanta, GA - Eddie's Attic (Acoustic)
Apr 20 - Nashville, TN - 3rd & Lindsley (Acoustic)
Apr 21 - Charlotte, NC - The Double Door (Acoustic)
Apr 23 - Oxford, MS - The Blind Pig
Apr 26 - Atlanta, GA - Atlanta Room @ Smith's Olde Bar
Apr 27 - Athens, GA - Caledonia Lounge