Trail Mix Music

Free music downloads, music reviews, concert and show news, and artist profiles from the Southeast and beyond the Blue Ridge.


Trail Mix: Dan Lotti and Dangermuffin

17 Dec 14
Trail Mix: Dan Lotti and Dangermuffin
Dangermuffin’s sound – an incredible blending of bluegrass, folk rock, spacey jams, and reggae – is a modern day folk surf soundtrack. I was hooked after taking a first listen Moonscapes, the band’s 2010 release. I am now spinning Songs For The Universe, the band’s newest record, virtually nonstop.

Hard Work Fuels The Mantras Endless Jam Quest

16 Dec 14
Hard Work Fuels The Mantras Endless Jam Quest
To make their last album, the tongue-in-cheek titled Jambands Ruined My Life, the band members traveled to Michigan to record with Umphrey’s McGee guitarist Jake Cinninger. The group has also collaborated with members of the String Cheese Incident and Tea Leaf Green.

Trail Mix: Fly Golden Eagle

10 Dec 14
Trail Mix: Fly Golden Eagle
Plenty of great bands are bringing back to life great sounds from the past and giving honor to the artists who came before while introducing those sounds to a whole generation of new listeners.

December’s Trail Mix is Live to Get You Through the Rest of the Year

02 Dec 14
December's Trail Mix is Live to Get You Through the Rest of the Year
This month’s mix sees the return of some longtime favorites. Drive-By Truckers are here again with a live version of “Grand Canyon” off of Black Ice Verite, the deluxe edition release of the band’s recent record, English Oceans. Our favorite South Carolina surf folksters, Dangermuffin, are also back with a new record, from which Trail Mix pulled “Little Douglas,” which features Keller Williams on bass.

Trail Mix: Scott Ainslie and “The Last Shot Got Him”

19 Nov 14
Trail Mix: Scott Ainslie and "The Last Shot Got Him"
The Brattleboro, Vermont, resident – whose roots run deep right here in Virginia – was introduced to the blues as a teenager. Since that foundational moment when he was fifteen, Ainslie has maintained a passionate love affair with early American blues music, going so far as to transcribe the original works of the legendary Robert Johnson in his book Robert Johnson: At The Crossroads and produce an instructional DVD on Johnson’s playing techniques.

Trail Mix: Josh Daniels

12 Nov 14
Trail Mix: Josh Daniels
As often happens, members of the band start delving into side projects, and Josh Daniels has recently been playing out and about with Mark Schimick, long time mandolin player for Larry Keel.

November Trail Mix Free Music Download: Big Star, Bear’s Den, Field Report and More

04 Nov 14
November Trail Mix Free Music Download: Big Star, Bear's Den, Field Report and More
Check out brand new tracks from Bear’s Den, a great up and coming trio from Great Britain, and Field Report. Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge return to the mix with their acoustic magic, and the mix is happy to feature a new cut from Front County, one of the few bands to have won both the Rockygrass and Telluride bluegrass band competitions.
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