Jessica Lea Mayfield

Jessica Lea Mayfield (Kent, Ohio)

Kent, Ohio-born rocker Jessica Lea Mayfield got her start traveling the country with her family’s Bluegrass band. By the time she was a teen, she and her brother David were both doing their own things. Once her music fell into the hands of The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, the rest was history. After some insanely good Folk Rock releases, though, Mayfield has taken a grittier, grungier turn. April’s Make My Head Sing was co-produced by her bassist/husband Jesse Newport and continues to stray further from her roots, though it’s definitely for the better. We’re diggin’ the pink hair and glittery shadow just as much as we’re digging her voice. Whether she keeps changing or stays the same, little miss Mayfield will be rockin’ our worlds for decades to come.

YDIIYD: Nirvana, Jenny Lewis, Heartless Bastards. (DK)