Jessica Lea Mayfield has been a touring musician since she was 8
years old. Her family was a band of travelling bluegrass musicians.
After two independent releases, the 21 year old Ohio native has just
signed with Nonesuch and released her new album, Tell Me. Like her
previous record, it was produced by Black Keys‘ guitarist Dan Auerbach.
I spoke to Jessica by phone just as she was about to embark on a
promo tour for the record in the U.S. During our chat she reveals her
white trash roots and talks about her ex-boyfriend, now doing hard
time for murder. Oh yeah, then there’s the music.
Listen here to Blue Skies Again, one of the tracks from the new album: