Dan Auerbach, the frontman for my favorite band The Black Keys, likes to discover artists and release CDs for them. This is how I found out about the awesomeness of Radio Moscow, and it's how I just discovered this girl right here.
Jessica Lea Mayfield has been playing in her family band since she was eight years old. She recorded some songs in her brother's bedroom at the age of fifteen, and burned 100 copies. One of those copies fell into the hands of Dan Auerbach. He liked it so much, that he took her under as his own protege, and helped her record her first CD in his basement studio. She worked on it for two years, and it was just released a few months ago. She can be heard in the backing vocals of "Things Ain’t Like They Used To Be," which was on The Black Keys' last CD.
She recorded an EP for Haveyouheard.net, and you can download it for free here.