[caption id="attachment_3657" align="alignleft" width="300"]<a href="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2014\/01\/David-Mayfield.jpg"><img class="size-medium wp-image-3657" alt="David Mayfield\u2019s unique sound will be heard at the \u2018Winter Dance Party\u2019." src="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2014\/01\/David-Mayfield-300x272.jpg" width="300" height="272" \/><\/a> David Mayfield\u2019s unique sound will be heard at the \u2018Winter Dance Party\u2019.[\/caption]\r\n\r\nIf you\u2019ve seen David Mayfield perform as front man with his own Parade, with The Avett Brothers, Mumford & Sons, or his sister Jessica Lea Mayfield, at Bonnaroo, or on Mountain Stage, you\u2019ve caught on to the charisma, the heart, and the comedy that sets him apart from his fellow Americana music artists. His stage presence is big, unpredictable and sometimes a little quirky. His songwriting is extraordinary and his guitar playing lightning-fast.\r\n\r\nDavid Mayfield grew up playing bass and touring with his family\u2019s bluegrass band. As a teenager he established himself as a hot picker collecting national awards for his dexterity on guitar and mandolin. Conscious of not just being a musician, but an entertainer - something his father instilled in him in the family band - he certainly makes an impression live. But it\u2019s the strength of his song-writing and musicianship, combined with that charm and personality that keep audiences coming back again and again.\r\n\r\nHis knack for colorful performances was evident as a backing player in his sister Jessica Lea Mayfield\u2019s band including their appearance on \u201cThe Late Show with David Letterman.\u201d He oozed personality on stage - a trait that makes him a natural frontman. Encouraged by his sister Jessica, Mumford & Sons, and other friends in music to record his original material, Mayfield released \u201cThe Parade\u201d to much acclaim in 2011. Since that time, David Mayfield has toured almost non-stop including many appearances with The Avett Brothers with his own Parade.\r\n\r\n\u201cThe David Mayfield Parade\u2019s Feb. 15 performance at Garth Newel is a first, and I don\u2019t think it\u2019ll soon be forgotten,\u201d says Music Center Executive Director Chris Williams. \u201cWhen I heard him on Mountain Stage a few years ago I loved his sound and I thought his on stage persona was completely unique. I know that \u2018unique\u2019 is an over-used word, but I can\u2019t come up with anything else that captures Mayfield\u2019s combination of guitar-playing chops, songwriting prowess and comedic presence.\u201d\r\n\r\n\u201cOur Winter Dance Party has proven successful. We\u2019ve hit our marks with great performers like Eric Lindell and the Honey Island Swamp Band in recent years. Now we\u2019re going to throw a curve ball and see what happens with David. I\u2019m confident that he\u2019ll put on a memorable show!\u201d\r\n\r\nDoors open at 6:30 and the performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance at $35 on the day of the show. Pub snacks are included in the admission price and a cash bar will be available. Space is limited.\r\n\r\nTo purchase tickets go online to www.garthnewel.org. To purchase by phone, or for additional information, please contact Garth Newel at 540-839-5018 or toll free at 877-558-1689.