WANT TO GO?
David Mayfield Parade
With Kalob Griffin Band and Sierra Farrell
WHERE: The Empty Glass, 410 Elizabeth St.
WHEN: 8 p.m. Sunday
TICKETS: Advance $10, at the door $12
INFO: 304-345-3914 or www.emptyglass.com
CHARLESTON, W.Va. --The last time David Mayfield was in West Virginia, the singer/songwriter was in the final stage of his wildly successful Kickstarter campaign to produce his new record, "Good Man Down."
After having raised more than $42,000 from fans, the record was out, and Mayfield was completing the premiums he'd promised for the support.
That was back in April, and Mayfield, who performs Sunday night at The Empty Glass, is still trying to finish those off.
"There's still a couple of the big ones we're trying to fill," he said. "We've got a house show left."
As part of the Kickstarter campaign, Mayfield offered seven solo, acoustic shows and four full-band concerts as rewards for people who paid $1,000 or $2,500 toward the record. Some of these shows sounded kind of odd for an indie folk artist.
"I did one at a golf course," he said. "There was a girl's 15th birthday party. We did one on somebody's back porch. One of them was used as a fundraiser for a high school soccer team; they needed new uniforms."
The singer thought the whole Kickstarter experience was a good one, though he's not planning on repeating it for his next record, which is already completed.
"We're just figuring out the business end of things," he said. "We're talking to labels and looking at letting someone else take a stab at releasing it."
His success on Kickstarter, Mayfield believed, is an asset record companies shouldn't overlook. The singer asked for $18,000 to produce his record and netted $42,924 in less than 30 days.