Jessica Lea Mayfield with T. Hardy Morris @ Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe, Washington [10 March]

Jessica Lea Mayfield with T. Hardy Morris


97
10
March
19:00 - 23:00

 Facebook event page
Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe
2477-2475 18th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20009
ON SALE FRIDAY 11/17
— Songbyrd Presents
Jessica Lea Mayfield with T. Hardy Morris and Patrick Damphier
Saturday March 10, 2018
D: 7:00 // S: 8:00 PM
— «The whole record is about me taking my life back, without really realizing it,» she says. «I realized I'm the only person that is going to look out for me. I have to be my main person. No one else.»

Jessica Lea Mayfield might make some people uncomfortable with the level of honesty she projects on her forthcoming LP, Sorry Is Gone, but she's not going to apologize – for that, or for anything else on her complex, confessional fourth album. Recorded with producer John Agnello (Sonic Youth, Kurt Vile, Phosphorescent and Dinosaur Jr.), Sorry Is Gone is a raw document of a woman in progress; one weathering cruel storms but finally able to blame the rain itself for the flood. Written as the truth of her own poisonous marriage unfolded before her eyes, Sorry Is Gone is a record of permission. Permission to create freely, to escape what is no longer safe and to stop bearing responsibility for things done to her, not by her. As Mayfield sings on the title track, «the sorry is gone.» Indeed, it is; kicked to the curb with every strum of her guitar.

Written in the years since her last solo LP, Make My Head Sing, in 2014, and her 2015 collaboration with Seth Avett, Seth Avett and Jessica Lea Mayfield Sing Elliott Smith, Sorry Is Gone became the soundtrack to a highly personal and traumatic story. The Ohio-born Mayfield was quietly enduring years of domestic abuse, smiling and touring while she hid a brewing tempest – and the bruises, too. But lyrics don't lie even as bruises fade, and they started to tell the tale of her marriage before she was even able to; songs often dark and dangerous and ready to confront and claim her life. Written primarily on an acoustic baritone guitar – out of necessity at first, in her thin-walled apartment — Mayfield started to process the years of hurt and uncertainly through words and melodies that helped her see the light in the darkness.
Discussion
image
Only registered users may comment.
Pass a quick registration or authorization.

Upcoming events @ Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe:

Pink Honey Dc at Songbyrd
Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe
Three Sheets Lecture Series at Songbyrd
Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe
Ritmos Raros: Noche de Cumbia Vol. 4 Colombia vs Peru vs Panama
Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe
Corey Flood / Missing Earth / Julian at Songbyrd
Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe
Shaolin Jazz Presents "Can I Kick It?" Ft. Shogun Assassin
Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe
Cleopatrick | Natural Velvet at Songbyrd
Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe
Fleece at Songbyrd
Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe
Jokebyrd @ Songbyrd
Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe
Scott Helman at Songbyrd
Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe
Bring Your Own Vinyl (BYOV) W/ DCVinylHeadz
Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe
Phil Cook | Jake Xerxes Fussell at Songbyrd
Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe
Sam Evian at Songbyrd with Buck Meek
Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe
La Luz | Timothy Eerie at Songbyrd
Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe
Field Medic | Derek Ted at Songbyrd
Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe
Alvarez Kings | Anarbor at Songbyrd
Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe
Elise LeGrow at Songbyrd
Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe
Keeper / Animal Flag / Us and Us Only at Songbyrd
Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe
Kevin Krauter | Barrie at Songbyrd
Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe
Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires at Songbyrd
Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe

The most anticipated events in Washington :

Eagles with James Taylor and His All-Star Band
Nationals Park
Peace Walk in Washington, D.C.
Washington, District of Columbia
LIT AF Tour Hosted By Martin Lawrence
Capital One Arena
Lit Martin Lawrence
Capitol One Arena, Washington Dc
JAY-Z and BEYONCÉ - OTR II
FedExField
Britney Spears
MGM National Harbor
THE 90'S HIP HOP | R&B BOAT PARTY
Boomerang Tours, Inc.
Shakira - EL Dorado World Tour
Capital One Arena
40% Off Dinner Cruise
Wharf Gangplank Marina
Reba Live
Wolf Trap
The most popular events in your news feed!