Matthew Mayfield mesmerized his throngs of fans in his hometown of Birmingham, AL earlier this year at the legendary concert venue, Iron City. Live In The Magic City features six tracks from that show including a never before released song, “Nashville, TN.” Mayfield feeds off of the crowd’s energy throughout the performance which shines through on this project.
“There’s a good reason I chose to record a live show in Birmingham, AL,” says Matthew. “The energy is electric in those crowds and playing in my hometown is always an honor. I hope you can feel it! Thank y’all for listening and making the live experience so special.”
If you’d like more information about Matthew or to keep up with his upcoming tour dates, visit matthewmayfield.com.
About Matthew Mayfield
Mayfield is an unpredictable artist who has spent the past decade releasing material ranging from haunting acoustic ballads to gritty, southern rock and roll. His latest LP, RECOIL, is a sonic and lyrical departure from his previous release, Wild Eyes. Wild Eyes was a collection of songs created over time that reflected different periods in Matthew’s life. RECOIL, by contrast, was born quickly and violently, the fruit of an intense effort by Mayfield to depict the good, the bad, and the ugly in the present world he inhabits. If Wild Eyes was delicately chiseled into being, RECOIL was hewed into existence with hammers and claws. According to Mayfield, “making RECOIL was extremely hard — I had to drag the songs out of me and stick with them until they said exactly what I needed them to say.”
Mayfield’s music has been featured on Grey’s Anatomy, Nashville, Pretty Little Liars, Hart of Dixie, Ringer, Teen Mom 2, 16 & Pregnant, The Fosters, NY Med, Catfish, Royal Pains, Chasing Life & others. He has toured with Needtobreathe, Switchfoot, The Fray, Pete Yorn, Blue October, The Civil Wars, David Ramirez, Will Hoge, Griffin House, Matthew Perryman Jones, Noah Guthrie and more.
With each new record, Mayfield has grown in his ability to evoke a broad range of emotions in his listeners. “I want to create melodies and lyrics that move people, that make them feel something. Connection is everything, and music has a unique way of helping people connect to others and to parts of themselves that they might otherwise be unable to access.”