Charity, Whiskey, and Rock’n’Roll

Photo by Nicole Zwicker

Holed up in his Birmingham, Alabama apartment, singer-songwriter Matthew Mayfield sits up sifting through lyrics scrawled on bar napkins and melodies at three in the morning, accompanied only by a guitar, his computer, and of course, whiskey.

Despite being an unsigned artist, Mayfield has an exceptionally wide range of fans. He recently played in one of the largest music American festivals, SXSW in Austin Texas, where he scored the number six spot list of the top ten artists with the fastest growing buzz at the festival on music analytics website Next Big Sound.

Since the break-up of his major-label band, Moses Mayfield, in December 2007, Mayfield has gone solo to self-release six EPs entitled The FireFive Chances Remain Hers, Maybe Next Christmas, Better, Breathe Out In BlackMan-Made Machines, and You’re Not Home.

The musician discussed his inspirations, challenges and his own twist on charity-giving in a phone interview.

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Matthew Mayfield: Uncut Interview

Check out Matthew Mayfield’s responses from my phone interview with him:

Mayfield on the inspiration behind his songs:

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Matthew Mayfield: Golden Opportunity Video Podcast

Hello lovely readers! I just finished my video podcast on singer/songwriter Matthew Mayfield! He was kind enough to do a phone interview with me and share some superb video footage to edit and play around with. I worked really hard to create this video, but also had a blast making it, so I hope everyone enjoys it!