Artist Q&A

JamminJavaMei's Q&A With Matthew Mayfield


Matthew Mayfield is here Monday with American Idol winner Lee DeWyze!

Where and when was your first show? 

The first time I ever played in public was in the 5th grade talent show. I played (wait for it)… 'Stairway To Heaven' top to bottom.  The guitar was way bigger than me and I think I played it a million miles an hour BUT at least it was Zeppelin and not Ace Of Base.

What band/artist would you consider to be your main influence?

On the folkier side, I'd say Bruce Springsteen.  On the heavier side, I'd say Guns N' Roses.  I'm pretty two-faced when it comes to writing songs.

What is one of your most memorable or off-the-wall touring experiences?

Any time I've been shown my lyrics tattooed on someone's skin.  That always catches me off guard in a good way.  But it's a bit shocking and quite the honor.

Favorite Food:  Gummy bears

Favorite Drink:  Maker's Mark on the rocks

If you were to have a film/movie based on your career, which actors or band would you select to portray yourself?

Well Brad Pitt is the obvious choice, but I'm gonna have to go with Rebel Wilson instead.

What two words would best describe your music? Sunshine N' Rainbows