Bluegrass Sweethearts

David  and Valerie Mayfield first met some 35 years ago at a Bluegrass Festival in Mantua, Ohio…

Valerie did not realize that David was a musician that first night that she met him, she saw him standing across a bonfire at the festival..and she thought “hey, he is kinda cute”, and then she noticed that he was looking right at her too…. they immediately started walking right towards each other , then they introduced each other and while doing so took each other by the hand and remained holding hands for most of the evening… while walking back to Valerie’s brother’s campsite “her brother “Larry Sergeant” was standing there playing his banjo in a heated jam session after performing on stage earlier that day, suddenly he stopped playing when he saw his sister ” Valerie” holding hands with “David Lee Mayfield” and he started yelling ! Yes! yes! that is the man you should marry, he is the best guitar picker and singer I have ever heard!! Valerie turned towards David and said to him”your a musician”?  David turned  to Valerie and said “your a musician”?   It was fate, that is a true story, and they got married and began playing music together… later on they put together a full 7 piece band, and had a lot of gigs playing for different venues and clubs.. they landed 3 house gigs… and ended up performing 6 nights a week with Weds. off… they had 3 children….. David Ray Mayfield, Amanda Lynn Mayfield and Jessica Lea Mayfield. Later on as the kids got older they changed format and  went with the family bluegrass band, and first was 12 year old David Ray Mayfield started on bass., then later on 8 year old Jessica Lea Mayfield joined the band… then the last to join the band was their oldest daughter Amanda Lynn, who played the 5 string banjo..They Toured in Bill Monroe’s old tour bus that was a 1956flex…which he had nicknamed (THE BLUEGRASS BREAKDOWN) The family sold everything they owned except the clothes and their instruments and moved to Nashville, Tn… There they worked 3 shows a day 5 days a week… Little Jessica even sold her hand made jewelry on the side of the stage… The family band played The Nashville Palace, Tootsies, Ernest Tubbs Record Shop, Gibson Guitar Cafe, and played many festivals on the road, Poppy Mountain Bluegrass Festival, Bean Blossom, and many many more… The kids began their own solo careers back in 2007 and even have been on David Letterman… Jessica is now with ATO Records and David is with Compass Records… make sure and check them out at   and also    and don’t forget to like us on facebook..

January 26 @ 21:00

9:00 pm

– 12:00 am

Bone Fire Smokehouse Abingdon VA