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From The Desk Of Jessica Lea Mayfield: Valentine’s Day

Jessica Lea Mayfield joined her parents’ bluegrass band when she was eight. In her teens, she did some recording with her brother, privately releasing an album under the alias Chittlin’ in 2007. That led to recording with Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys and her official debut, With Blasphemy So Heartfelt, which came out in 2008, when she was 19. That well-received album presented Mayfield as a moody, rootsy singer/songwriter of precocious talent, confirmed by its follow-up, 2010’s Tell Me, also produced by Auerbach. The new Make My Head Sing…(ATO) will surprise listeners who expect a third set of Americana-style folk rock. It’s a grungy power-trio album that places Mayfield’s calm voice in a squall of her electric guitar. Mayfield will be guest editing magnetmagazine.com all week. Read our brand new feature on her.

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Mayfield: I liked Valentine’s Day even when I was single. (It’s obviously better now that I have someone to spend it with, instead of crying into a large stuffed animal from my mom while eating pink and red M&M’s.) My two favorite colors are pink and red, and for one month outta the year everything is pink and red. It’s beautiful and amazing. And I buy tons of heart-shaped things when they go on clearance. I wish it could last forever.

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From The Desk Of Jessica Lea Mayfield: Guitar Pedals

Jessica Lea Mayfield joined her parents’ bluegrass band when she was eight. In her teens, she did some recording with her brother, privately releasing an album under the alias Chittlin’ in 2007. That led to recording with Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys and her official debut, With Blasphemy So Heartfelt, which came out in 2008, when she was 19. That well-received album presented Mayfield as a moody, rootsy singer/songwriter of precocious talent, confirmed by its follow-up, 2010’s Tell Me, also produced by Auerbach. The new Make My Head Sing…(ATO) will surprise listeners who expect a third set of Americana-style folk rock. It’s a grungy power-trio album that places Mayfield’s calm voice in a squall of her electric guitar. Mayfield will be guest editing magnetmagazine.com all week. Read our brand new feature on her.

Pedals

Mayfield: Excess and obsession are two phases I go through with everything I like in my life. Two years ago, I bought my first guitar pedal. It was an Electro Harmonix Memory Boy. Now I’m always swapping out pedals in my pedal board and changing things. I like to get stoned to the bone and mix and match different sounds. Buying them can become addicting. Like my Beanie Baby collection, except those don’t make cool noises when I step on them. I’ve gotten a few of the newer Electro Harmonix ones, some boss dudes, but I’m really into old, harder-to-find shit: original non-digital sounding guitar pedals. Guitar center tone can be a pet peeve of mine. I guess I’ve turned into a purist that way.

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From The Desk Of Jessica Lea Mayfield: Guns

Jessica Lea Mayfield joined her parents’ bluegrass band when she was eight. In her teens, she did some recording with her brother, privately releasing an album under the alias Chittlin’ in 2007. That led to recording with Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys and her official debut, With Blasphemy So Heartfelt, which came out in 2008, when she was 19. That well-received album presented Mayfield as a moody, rootsy singer/songwriter of precocious talent, confirmed by its follow-up, 2010’s Tell Me, also produced by Auerbach. The new Make My Head Sing…(ATO) will surprise listeners who expect a third set of Americana-style folk rock. It’s a grungy power-trio album that places Mayfield’s calm voice in a squall of her electric guitar. Mayfield will be guest editing magnetmagazine.com all week. Read our brand new feature on her.

Gun

Mayfield: Bang, bang, bang! It’s been awhile since I’ve gotten to shoot. We had a long brutal winter. It’s starting to warm up, and pretty soon I’ll be shooting at clay disks, and a target that looks like a dude, and paper plates … or whatever else my daddy sets out to shoot. I’ll like handguns, the 9mm and the 40. It’s also fun to shoot targets from a distance with a rifle. I love my shotgun, but I don’t like skeet shooting, though. I’m not very good at it, and my idea of fun with guns it’s pointing it towards the sun. I’ll state my quick opinion on how I wish gun laws could be: it should be similar to obtaining a driver’s license. You should get points if you are caught drunk while carrying or carrying where it’s not allowed, until like a drivers license, that right is taken away. It should be reciprocal state to state so people like touring musicians can carry them as well. Just my opinion.

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From The Desk Of Jessica Lea Mayfield: Glitter Spray Paint

Jessica Lea Mayfield joined her parents’ bluegrass band when she was eight. In her teens, she did some recording with her brother, privately releasing an album under the alias Chittlin’ in 2007. That led to recording with Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys and her official debut, With Blasphemy So Heartfelt, which came out in 2008, when she was 19. That well-received album presented Mayfield as a moody, rootsy singer/songwriter of precocious talent, confirmed by its follow-up, 2010’s Tell Me, also produced by Auerbach. The new Make My Head Sing…(ATO) will surprise listeners who expect a third set of Americana-style folk rock. It’s a grungy power-trio album that places Mayfield’s calm voice in a squall of her electric guitar. Mayfield will be guest editing magnetmagazine.com all week. Read our brand new feature on her.

Glitter

Mayfield: I have a serious obsession with Krylon glitter spray paint. One of my favorite things in the world is glitter, and this stuff is rad. I have literally sprayed this shit on everything: my stairs, a guitar, guitar pedals, the fridge, lamp shades. Anyting.

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From The Desk Of Jessica Lea Mayfield: NASCAR

Jessica Lea Mayfield joined her parents’ bluegrass band when she was eight. In her teens, she did some recording with her brother, privately releasing an album under the alias Chittlin’ in 2007. That led to recording with Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys and her official debut, With Blasphemy So Heartfelt, which came out in 2008, when she was 19. That well-received album presented Mayfield as a moody, rootsy singer/songwriter of precocious talent, confirmed by its follow-up, 2010’s Tell Me, also produced by Auerbach. The new Make My Head Sing…(ATO) will surprise listeners who expect a third set of Americana-style folk rock. It’s a grungy power-trio album that places Mayfield’s calm voice in a squall of her electric guitar. Mayfield will be guest editing magnetmagazine.com all week. Read our brand new feature on her.

NASCAR

Mayfield: As a kid I used to love to watch NASCAR races with my daddy. We had a dirt go-cart track in the front yard of our double-wide trailer. And a go cart that was painted like Jeremy Mayfield’s (no relation) K-Mart Car. All of this has probably lead to my intense desire to perform the National Anthem at a NASCAR race, or get a roll cage installed in my Mustang.

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From The Desk Of Jessica Lea Mayfield: Donuts

Jessica Lea Mayfield joined her parents’ bluegrass band when she was eight. In her teens, she did some recording with her brother, privately releasing an album under the alias Chittlin’ in 2007. That led to recording with Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys and her official debut, With Blasphemy So Heartfelt, which came out in 2008, when she was 19. That well-received album presented Mayfield as a moody, rootsy singer/songwriter of precocious talent, confirmed by its follow-up, 2010’s Tell Me, also produced by Auerbach. The new Make My Head Sing…(ATO) will surprise listeners who expect a third set of Americana-style folk rock. It’s a grungy power-trio album that places Mayfield’s calm voice in a squall of her electric guitar. Mayfield will be guest editing magnetmagazine.com all week. Read our brand new feature on her.

Donuts

Mayfield: Everyone has a freakin’ gluten allergy these days or whatever. And I’m over here living on donuts, cakes, muffins, cinnamon rolls and chocolate croissants. Thinking about all the times I denied myself entire food groups. Fuck that. You live only once. And let’s hope I never have to live in a world without donuts.

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From The Desk Of Jessica Lea Mayfield: Communication

Jessica Lea Mayfield joined her parents’ bluegrass band when she was eight. In her teens, she did some recording with her brother, privately releasing an album under the alias Chittlin’ in 2007. That led to recording with Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys and her official debut, With Blasphemy So Heartfelt, which came out in 2008, when she was 19. That well-received album presented Mayfield as a moody, rootsy singer/songwriter of precocious talent, confirmed by its follow-up, 2010’s Tell Me, also produced by Auerbach. The new Make My Head Sing…(ATO) will surprise listeners who expect a third set of Americana-style folk rock. It’s a grungy power-trio album that places Mayfield’s calm voice in a squall of her electric guitar. Mayfield will be guest editing magnetmagazine.com all week. Read our brand new feature on her.

Communication

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Mayfield: I’m a recovering recluse. I would get home from a tour, turn off my phone and not leave my house for days. You can now spy on everyone you know using the internet, know what your friends and loved ones are doing with the added “bonus” of not actually communicating with them. So much time can go by like this that you forget how to communicate. It can feel scary at first. But picking up the phone and bugging someone you love is super fucking healthy.

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From The Desk Of Jessica Lea Mayfield: Crime Investigation TV

Jessica Lea Mayfield joined her parents’ bluegrass band when she was eight. In her teens, she did some recording with her brother, privately releasing an album under the alias Chittlin’ in 2007. That led to recording with Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys and her official debut, With Blasphemy So Heartfelt, which came out in 2008, when she was 19. That well-received album presented Mayfield as a moody, rootsy singer/songwriter of precocious talent, confirmed by its follow-up, 2010’s Tell Me, also produced by Auerbach. The new Make My Head Sing…(ATO) will surprise listeners who expect a third set of Americana-style folk rock. It’s a grungy power-trio album that places Mayfield’s calm voice in a squall of her electric guitar. Mayfield will be guest editing magnetmagazine.com all week. Read our brand new feature on her.

Crime

Mayfield: I don’t have cable, or TV for that matter, but you get me in a hotel room and I can’t look away from the glowing buzzing bug light for people. I really like all of these shows (fictional and non-fictional) where they use super-cool forensic evidence to solve crimes. I think it’s amazing the massive strides that technology has made even just over the course of a few decades, and I’m really excited to see where it’ll be at 10 or 20 years down the road.

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From The Desk Of Jessica Lea Mayfield: Animal Companionship

Jessica Lea Mayfield joined her parents’ bluegrass band when she was eight. In her teens, she did some recording with her brother, privately releasing an album under the alias Chittlin’ in 2007. That led to recording with Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys and her official debut, With Blasphemy So Heartfelt, which came out in 2008, when she was 19. That well-received album presented Mayfield as a moody, rootsy singer/songwriter of precocious talent, confirmed by its follow-up, 2010’s Tell Me, also produced by Auerbach. The new Make My Head Sing…(ATO) will surprise listeners who expect a third set of Americana-style folk rock. It’s a grungy power-trio album that places Mayfield’s calm voice in a squall of her electric guitar. Mayfield will be guest editing magnetmagazine.com all week. Read our brand new feature on her.

AnimalCompanionship

Mayfield: I have a hard time relating to other people. I was home schooled and have been a touring musician since I was eight years old. Our family has always helped and supported each other. Socializing with humans has never been my specialty, and when I’m in a group of people I feel normal until they start asking questions about me. They are gonna figure out that I’m weird. and that I can’t relate to them on a variety of levels. I make much deeper connections with animals. Nine times out of 10 if I met a person with a dog, I would remember the dog’s name before I remembered theirs. I rarely forget an animal I meet, and in fact, I prefer them to people.

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From The Desk Of Jessica Lea Mayfield: Painting

Jessica Lea Mayfield joined her parents’ bluegrass band when she was eight. In her teens, she did some recording with her brother, privately releasing an album under the alias Chittlin’ in 2007. That led to recording with Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys and her official debut, With Blasphemy So Heartfelt, which came out in 2008, when she was 19. That well-received album presented Mayfield as a moody, rootsy singer/songwriter of precocious talent, confirmed by its follow-up, 2010’s Tell Me, also produced by Auerbach. The new Make My Head Sing…(ATO) will surprise listeners who expect a third set of Americana-style folk rock. It’s a grungy power-trio album that places Mayfield’s calm voice in a squall of her electric guitar. Mayfield will be guest editing magnetmagazine.com all week. Read our brand new feature on her.

Painting

Mayfield: Visual art has always been a secondary outlet for me. Except unlike music, until recently I’ve almost kept my paintings secret. Art, audible and visual has always been something I do for myself. The shit I paint is mixed-media folk art. People refer to them as looking like cartoons or monsters. I’ve had people make fun of them, but that hasn’t stopped me from using them for album artwork and shirts and the like. In a similar way to songwriting, I see something in my head, and it won’t leave until I get it out and someplace else. I have to get it off my brain.

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