Born and raised in Marble Falls, TX and based in Nashville, TN since 2017, singer-songwriter Joelton Mayfield writes honest, earnest songs about love, loss, vulnerability, and the confusion that comes with exploring a broad spectrum of emotions. Mayfield’s debut EP, I Hope You Make It, has garnered airplay on Nashville’s Lighting 100, as well as The Creek FM (Georgia), WDSW (Mississippi), KBEY (Texas), KSUA (Alaska), WXRY (South Carolina), WGSU (New York), WUVT (Virginia), DittyTV (Tennessee) and more.
Of the EP, Nashville Scene declared, “This batch of five rootsy, Jeff Tweedy-influenced rock songs from the gentle-voiced songsmith is perfect for any occasion in which thinking, feeling or singing at the top of your lungs is involved.” And later, “Joelton Mayfield has been winning over audiences with his excellent Southern-rock-schooled band and his songs about the uphill battle of maintaining integrity and dignity in a world where vulnerable people too often get overlooked and sidelined.”
The Creek FM of Macon, Georgia has echoed this sentiment, stating “…[it] listens as an epiphany evocative of the notion espoused by The Byrds when Gram Parsons sang in ‘Hickory Wind,’ ‘It’s a hard place to find out that trouble is real.’ The native of Marble Falls, Texas, grew up immersed in Southern gospel and contemporary Christian music seasoned by a grandmother with a taste for the country music of George Jones and Charlie Pride…”
Mayfield and his band are on the road throughout the summer. A follow-up full-length album is due out in late 2023.