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On the Record with David Mayfield

"In Pittsburgh it always feels like we're on the same side."

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David Mayfield returns to town this weekend with his band, The David Mayfield Parade; he chatted with CP about a cause dear to his heart, and about jamming with his famous sister.

This is your second trip here in less than a year. I guess you like it here?

Primanti Brothers. Enough said. I always feel like I'm appreciated as an entertainer in Pittsburgh. Some audiences are jaded or too cool for school, but in Pittsburgh it always feels like we're on the same side.

You recently played a show in Nashville to benefit the National Health Care for the Homeless Council. How did you get involved with that?

My old band Cadillac Sky filmed a video in Nashville's "Tent City," and I met some really interesting folks who had some serious issues keeping them down, both mental and addiction issues. I first heard about the National Health Care for the Homeless Council from a friend who was putting together a compilation CD as a benefit.

Did you get to spend some time with your family over the holidays? Did you play music together?

We played a family band reunion show the day before Thanksgiving. We always play music in the living room whenever we are together. My parents and my little sister Jessica Lea get better every time I hear them! I think they practice a lot more than I do.

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