Seth Avett and Jessica Lea Mayfield | photo via youtube.com
Jessica Lea Mayfield and Seth Avett will bring their tribute to Elliott Smith to the Keswick
Jessica Lea Mayfield and Seth Avett (of The Avett Brothers) are ready to take their tribute to Elliot Smith out on the road. The record, called Seth Avett and Jessica Lea Mayfield Sing Elliot Smith, comes out March 17th following a country-wide tour, which hits Philadelphia on March 14th when the duo performs at the Keswick Theatre.
As Bob Bumbera reported earlier this week, the record has been in development for the last three years and features twelve tracks that cover the spectrum of Smith’s career. It was a very personal project for the two musicians, as Mayfield explains in an album trailer:
Anyone who’s an Elliott Smith fan takes the lyrics and relates them to themselves. Being such a personal artist and everyone taking the songs when they listen to them and making them their own, I feel like that’s what we’re doing. I feel like, when Seth is singing, I forget for a moment that they’re Elliott Smith songs, and then when I’m singing them it’s the same thing. Suddenly I’m singing the lyrics as if it were my own song.
Watch the promo video for the record below. Pre-sale tickets will be available Thursday, January 22nd with sales opening to the general public on January 23rd. More information will be available here.