David Mayfield Parade – “I Just Might Pray”
Let’s talk openers. More often than not, when you go to a concert, you aren’t there to watch the opening bands, but you really should. Last year for my birthday I ventured over to Austin to see Mumford & Sons play a sold out show at Stubb’s. I’d been listening to them since early 2009 thanks to Heather at Fuel/Friends so I was pretty excited for the show. Typically I will do a little research on the openers, but for whatever reason I didn’t get around to it. Still, being a sold out show I showed up shortly after doors to grab a good spot and I’m quite glad I did. Both King Charles and Cadillac Sky a perfect pairing with Mumford and Sons (which was made more obvious when they guested during Mumford’s set). After I left the venue, with newly acquired albums in hand, I proceeded to load them into the Smurf’s stereo in order of the night’s lineup.
Where am I going with this? Well, after the show, I mentioned Cadillac Sky to several friends that I thought would also appreciate their music and each month as I prepare my TTDIHWYND email, I was hoping to eventually see a date listing for Houston. It’s not to be though for now at least as earlier this week the band announced they were going on indefinite hiatus. Still, the show must go on that means there are solo project to check out – thus I present to you, the David Mayfield Parade.