Southern Band to Watch: The David Mayfield Parade

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Name: The David Mayfield Parade
Hometown: Nashville, TN

Sounds Like: Melodic bluegrass married with a bit of rock ‘n’ roll. This guitar-and-mandolin playing artist sings from the soul with a harmonious flow. Though David grew up in Ohio, Southern bluegrass saturated his upbringing. His lyrics, full of folk and twang, carry a strong presence of his childhood days playing brass for the family band.

If You Like: The Avett Brothers, Matthew and the Atlas, Ryan Adams

Download: “I Just Might Pray”  — Straight-forward lyrics and an upbeat tempo make for the perfect newgrass love song. Background vocals are provided by Scott Avett from The Avett Brothers.

See David in concert this summer.

Check out our summer playlist for more of the best Southern-bred songs

By: Megan Holley 

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