Last night Matthew Mayfield returned to Hotel Cafe, to perform a stripped down version set with songs from his new cd ‘A Banquet for Ghosts’ as well as a few favorites from previous releases but my favorites had to be the Nirvana and Johnny Cash covers….AMAZING!
As I’ve said is previous posts, I discovered Matthew last year when he opened for Johnny Marnell and I was instantly a fan.
Mayfield has such intensity on stage you have no option but to watch and listen.
I did have the pleasure of meeting Matthew after the show……seriously……one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet and very personable. He took the time to talk to the fans that waited and didnt hurry them off (aka me) or make them feel like an inconvenience. And trust me I’ve been to enough shows to know that an artist gets too full of himself and just wants to leave and not be bothered.
The down side of this…..Matthew won’t be back to LA for awhile but when he does I will be there! If you haven’t heard his music please go visit his site or check out his fabook page. I promise you won’t be disappointed.
This is video I filmed last night at the Hotel Cafe!