14 Jan 2024 • 100 min • EN
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I met singer-songwriter Reese Mayfield here in Raleigh last fall. Friends had invited me to what has become known as the Five Points Music Festival. It"s a gathering of local musicians performing on an impromptu stage set up in the driveway of someone"s garage. it"s a fundraiser for a local school. Reese was one of the musicians performing that day. As the various musicians worked through their sets of covers and original music, I became intrigued by Reese, the youngest of the musicians. She"s an 18-year-old high school senior with a pedigree in music; her father played in various bands growing up and still plays today. Reese"s parents have supported her and encouraged the Raleigh native each step of the way in exploring her creative talents. In our conversation, Reese reveals how she got started in music with a drum kit at age 2 and took off from there. She plays piano, violin and is self-taught on guitar. While she loves learning chords on those instruments her real love is singing. She explains how she uses poetry to bring words from her heart that sometimes become songs. She talks about how the experiences of her young life feed her creativity in music, painting, and poetry. She also talks about performing locally and her plans to pursue music in college and possibly beyond. We talk about the significance of social media for musicians today in promoting their work. Reese is a bubbly, vibrant, and sweet young woman who is making the most of her passions. She even sings a couple of her original songs.  Links: Reese"s Instagram: Reese"s website: Reese"s YouTube: Website: Instagram:

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