Matthew Mayfield – Tickets – Iron City – Shows – Birmingham, AL – May 29th, 2015

 
 
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Matthew Mayfield

Matthew Mayfield

The Black Cadillacs

Friday, May 29th 2015

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Iron City - Shows

Birmingham, AL

$15

This event is all ages

Matthew Mayfield
Matthew Mayfield
Matthew 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.”

The result of this hard work is Mayfield’s most deeply personal album to date, one defined by brutal honesty and beautiful sound. Songs like "Raw Diamond Ring" and "Merry-Go-Round" speak of true love and hope, while "Indigo" is for anyone who has ever lost a loved one and expects to see them again in the next life. "History" and "God's Fault" ring the bells of betrayal, while "Turncoat" delivers a vicious dose of rage that will blow listeners back like the kick from a fired gun. Mayfield has always said that, “rock and roll isn’t a sound, it’s an attitude”. And that’s exactly what RECOIL provides: pure, unfiltered honesty, no matter the cost.

RECOIL was produced by Paul Moak, who Mayfield counts as, “one of the most gifted producers, players, songwriters, and overall artists I’ve ever met.” This is the third full-length album the two have recorded together, and Moak’s talents played a major role in making RECOIL special. While Moak’s fingerprints are all over the record, two of Mayfield’s favorite contributions are the introduction on “Long Way Down” and the piano and organ tracks on “Warfare On Repeat”. Mayfield and Moak also happen to be great friends, which Mayfield says, “helped us push each other along through the process.”

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.”

RECOIL is slated for an early fall release on all platforms. Mayfield will begin touring in support of the release in October and November of 2016.
The Black Cadillacs
The Black Cadillacs
The Black Cadillacs are a 5-piece rock band from Tennessee with an original sound that includes influences from 60's era rock and roll to more modern grunge and indie rock. With a focus on high energy live shows and a near constant touring schedule, the band is building a reputation as a road-hardened live act you don't want to miss. "Their live-set is where this well-orchestrated yet explosive blend comes to life." says Red Bull Sound Select of the band's SXSW performance. "Amazing energy from beginning to end", adds Consequence of Sound.

First cousins, Will Horton and Matthew Hyrka, formed the band in Memphis with childhood friend and bassist, Philip Anderson. When the trio moved to Knoxville for college, they added guitarist, John Phillips and drummer, Adam Bonomo to the mix. With more than 5 years of writing, recording, and performing together, the band has carved out their place in the touring landscape. According to Jack Smith at No Country for New Nashville, "At this point in their career, these Knoxvillians have really nailed down how to put together a fantastic performance…"

The band spent much of 2014 on the road, including their first European tour, with shows in France, Germany, Belgium, Spain and the Netherlands. Relix Magazine named the band one of their "Summer Stars" after appearances at several major festivals including Bonnaroo, Hangout Fest, SXSW, Wakarusa, Summerfest, and Bunbury to name a few. "The band's aggressive brand of indie-rock, which puts a lot more emphasis on the second half of the term, has reeled in all types of live music lovers. With their bluesy, often bombastic guitar riffs and a pulsing rhythm section that perfectly complements Horton's disarming vocals, it isn't surprising that a slew of festivals have sought to add their propulsive sound to the bill.", says the magazine.

The Black Cadillacs bring their formidable on-stage energy to the studio and the result is an enthusiastic, honest approach to modern rock music. With songs featured in several major network TV shows like, ABC's Nashville, CBS' CSI, USA's White Collar and Unnecessary Roughness, as well as multiple feature films and documentaries, the results speak for themselves.

The band has just finished their new self-titled, 5-song, EP that features their most exciting material to date. Produced by Ken Coomer (Wilco), the EP exhibits a darker, more mature sound, with the familiar strong rhythms, thoughtful lyrics and hard hitting guitars that earned the band their following. Look for the Black Cadillacs' new EP in February and catch the band on the road in 2015 as they begin touring in January.