CD REVIEW: Matthew Mayfield "You're Not Home"

You'Re Not Home
This EP continues along the same lines as Mayfield's previous collections. On this EP you can hear the influence of folk fork heroes such as Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, and even James Taylor. Mayfield wears his hear on his sleeve throughout each and every song on this EP. "The Last Ride" and "Fire Escape" are two of Matthew's best compositions, showing off his fluidity and ability to mix music and lyrics in a way that transcends typical folk rock delivery. Matthew Mayfield is a warrior in the studio, and unlike many musicians who write and write and shelve many of their tunes never to be heard, Mayfield has involved the listener in the creative process, letting them into his world through his songs and allowing them to hear all the various intricacies.