Bishop Mayfield - Dave Storie & Friends
Redwood Coast Music Festival 2018 Performing Artist
Bishop Mayfield was born in N.Y.C and has been singing since the age of 5. He has been a fixture up and down California & Canada since 1966.
Bishop is currently appearing with noted guitarist & songwriter Dave Storie in the powerfully dynamic “Bishop Mayfield & Friends Band” (Original, R&B, Funk, Blues-Rock, Fusion) based in Southern Oregon. Bishop is currently in studio recording with platinum record producer Sylvia Massey (Tool, Tom Petty, Aerosmith, The Black Crows & Prince) at Radio Star Studios. He has toured with, jammed with, or open for such greats as Albert Collins, B.B. King, Al Wilson, Martha Reeves & The Vandella's, Tower Of Power, Jr. Walker & The All-Stars, Charlie Musslewhite, Ike & Tina Turner, Milo, Sugar Pie Desantos, John Lee Hooker, Willie Littlefield, Big Brother & the Holding Company, Jose Feliciano, James Brown, Robert Cray, Graham Central Station, Bo Diddley, Etta James. Barbara Morrison, Crackin', Neal Schon, Sonny Terry & Brownie Magee, The Neville Brothers, Steel Pulse, Pato Banton, Burning Spear, Esther Phillips, & many, many more. Currently he is also working with “SouliVerse” a 10 piece R & B band in Medford Oregon.
He also worked and lived in Eureka, CA. for over 30 years and performed at such places as The Oldtown Bar & Grill, Youngberg’s, The Jambalaya, The Vance Log Cabin, The Alley Cat, Stephen’s of Eureka as well as The Mateel Community Center in Redway.
Has a long and rich history with his music, At a young age his mother would sneak him into country "Honky Tonks" to hear the local "pickers" so he could see and hear how the country guys picked, Also sharing her record collection of Johnny Cash, Buck Owens, Elvis and Ray Charles, add in some blues albums by Muddy Waters and Howlin Wolf that a friend gave him and playing along with the contemporary radio of the day with the likes of Hendrix, Santana, Clapton and Page, playing all this music and soaking it all in Dave began playing in night clubs and concert venues at 15 along the way collaborating and performing with many artists such as The Allman Brothers Band,Robert Cray Band, Roy Rogers,Elvin Bishop Band, Ronnie Montrose, New Riders, Captain BeefHeart, The Band, The Tubes, The Fix, Bobby Weir and the Midnights to name a few, mix all this history together and you have the extraordinary talent of guitarist" Dave Storie" Also a song writer with an extensive catalog of songs " Songs from a life fully lived" tales of challenges, opportunity, rebellion and love are explored, always with catchy "guitar hooks".
Dave is currently working and collaborating with Soul Singer 'Bishop Mayfield", as good things continue to happen........
Saturday April 8 - TBA - Eureka Municipal Auditorium