Tuesday To-Do: Jessica Lea Mayfield | Rock Candy

Tuesday To-Do: Jessica Lea Mayfield



8 p.m., Sticky Fingerz. $10 adv., $12 d.o.s.

Jessica Lea Mayfield sings in a voice that's plaintive and withdrawn and transfixing. It's a voice so affecting that even at 15, when she recorded and released a limited-pressing debut EP, it was strong enough to catch the ear of the Black Keys' Dan Auerbach, who enlisted Mayfield to lend backing vocals to a Black Keys' track and subsequently recorded her debut full-length, “With Blasphemy So Heartfelt.” Released last fall, the album's drawn critical acclaim. Since the album's release, Mayfield's toured with the Avett Brothers, the Black Keys, Cake and Lucero. Look for more headlining gigs, like this one, for the 20-year-old singer/songwriter in the near future. Chapel Hill's the Old Ceremony open with baroque pop.

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