Jessica Lea Mayfield: January 28, 2009 Bowery Ballroom – Flac and MP3 Downloads

February 5, 2009

[photo by Amanda Hatfield]

We were prepared, based on our research and on the positive reviews for her new album With Blasphemy So Heartfelt, to enjoy Jessica Lea Mayfield‘s set opening for the Annuals at the Bowery Ballroom on Wednesday last. What we were not prepared to hear was such an “old soul” authentic voice projected from the body of a nineteen-year old young woman. The juxtaposition of the small, young waifish singer and the Lucinda Williams-like voice of experience creates a compelling can’t-look-away quality to Jessica Lea’s live performance. The quality of the songwriting follows suit, so that when the americana-style quartet completed their set, the Bowery crowd was heard to call for an encore. We were disappointed that Jessica Lea could not return, but we anticipate that she will headline and perform longer sets in the very near future.

We recorded this set from the identical location as the Annuals recording. You may hear the sound of a loose cymbal on the drum kit vibrating at times, but otherwise this is an outstanding recording. Enjoy!

Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Jessica Lea Mayfield
Bowery Ballroom
New York, NY USA

Digital Master Audience Recording
Recorded from Balcony Rail
Next to Soundboard

Neumann KM-150’s (AK-50 Hypercardiod Capsules) > Apogee Minime > digital coaxial > M-Audio Microtrack > 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (set fades, slight level adjustments, downsample) > CD Wave 1.95 (tracking) > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper

[Total Time 37:51]
01 Kiss Me Again
02 I’m Not Lonely Anymore
03 Bible Days
04 Hold You Close
05 When I Go Crazy
06 Greater Heights
07 We’ve Never Lied
08 You’re The One That I Love Best
09 I Can’t Lie To You, Love
10 For Today

If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Jessica Lea Mayfield, visit her website, visit her MySpace page, and purchase her new CD With Blasphemy So Heartfelt and other merch from the store at her website [HERE].

2 Responses to Jessica Lea Mayfield: January 28, 2009 Bowery Ballroom – Flac and MP3 Downloads

  1. Tony in England
    February 6, 2009 at 8:02 am

    Thank you for this… had the pleasure to see Jessica at Sheffield, England late 2008 supporting The Black Keys (Dan Auerbach produced and played most of the insturments). Bought the album on the strength of an MP3 download of Kiss Me Again and have not regretted it. One of my top ten albums of 2008 (Left Lane Cruiser won that race with Bring Yo Ass to The Table).

    Looking forward to the Keys gig when it’s available. Huge fan!

  2. February 24, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    Thanks for this! Saw her last night here in Portland, OR and it was wonderful. I dig the wall of sound guitar.

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