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: Sid Griffin, The Trick is to Breathe

29 Oct 14
Trail Mix: Sid Griffin, The Trick is to Breathe
Recently, Griffin released The Trick Is To Breathe, from which “Blue Yodel No. 12 & 35,” which is featured on this month’s Trail Mix, and “Get Together” come.

About to Break: Four Blue Ridge Bands You Need to Hear

27 Oct 14
About to Break: Four Blue Ridge Bands You Need to Hear
Ghost Owl This electro-groove trio is comprised of three former members of the defunct Georgia jam outfit Perpetual Groove. In Ghost Owl, Adam Perry, Matt McDonald, and Albert Suttle eschew epic noodling in favor of tight dance rock, propelled by a swirling tapestry of synths and pulsing beats. The band’s spring-released debut album, Say Goodbye […]

Trail Mix: Judah and the Lion, Kids These Days

27 Oct 14
Trail Mix: Judah and the Lion, Kids These Days
Despite the well-known competitive music landscape in its home city, Judah & the Lion has quickly become a Nashville breakout act, earning fans with an uplifting acoustic sound that blends high-paced strumming and huge hooks. Potential anthems pile up on the band’s debut full-length album, Kids These Days, which just came out in September.

Trail Mix: The Story of J.P. Harris

22 Oct 14
Trail Mix: The Story of J.P. Harris
J.P’s story is nothing if not interesting; now in his early thirties, he’s been on his own since the age of fourteen. He’s traveled the country by foot and freight train, worked as a lumberjack, carpenter, luthier, and laborer. He’s grown more cubic feet of beard than he can ever count, covered his body in tattoos, and cut I’ll Keep Calling, his first record, in just three days.

Trail Mix: Fiddle Tune X

15 Oct 14
Trail Mix: Fiddle Tune X
I must admit to a certain fondness for a stripped down acoustic duo. There is something about the intimacy that two musicians can create with their music that I find alluring.

Trail Mix: Nathan Blake Lynn

08 Oct 14
Trail Mix: Nathan Blake Lynn
Nathan Blake Lynn, who I first met as a member of Bawn in the Mash and later profiled here in this magazine when he set out on a solo career, grew up in the river bottoms and has long been interested in Mississippi River life. Recently, he put together a new musical project with a couple friends from Bawn called The Wheelhouse Rousters and, after discovering these tunes, set about recording the songs the steamboat roustabouts sang as they plied their trade up and down the river.

October Downloadable Trail Mix: The Return of David Mayfield

02 Oct 14
October Downloadable Trail Mix: The Return of David Mayfield
If you are in the mood for some sick pickin’, perhaps the new songs from Billy Strings & Don Julin or Michael Barnett will be right up your alley.
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