Jessica Lea Mayfield started singing at an early age, performing with her family in the bluegrass band One Way Rider when she was just 8 years old. On her third solo album, Make My Head Sing, the Ohio native dramatically shifts away from the folk and country influences of her early releases into a heavier, grungier sound. The opening track, “Oblivious,” unwinds with woozy, bluesy chords and hard-rock thunder topped by Mayfield's sweetly serene vocals. “I Wanna Love You” and the eerie “Party Drugs” are contrastingly mellow, as she coos amid a tangle of restless guitars. “Standing in the Sun” burns with an ethereal glow, but the fuzz and distortion return with a somberly chilling vengeance on “Pure Stuff.”

Fri., June 20, 8 p.m., 2014
(Expired: 06/20/14)

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