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: 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.

Trail Mix: Judah and the Lion, Kids These Days

25 Sep 14
Trail Mix: Judah and the Lion, Kids These Days
Emerging folk-pop trio Judah & the Lion played its first show in front of a crowd of thousands. The gig was a student showcase at Nashville’s Belmont University, where the three band members met and started playing together back in 2011. “It was nerve-racking to play in front of that many people at our first […]

Trail Mix: What do The Last Bison and Keller Williams Have in Common?

24 Sep 14
Trail Mix: What do The Last Bison and Keller Williams Have in Common?
This week we have pairs of tickets to the record release party for The Last Bison at The Camel in Richmond, Virginia, on Friday, and a pair of tickets to Keller Williams’ show at Legends in Boone, North Carolina, on Saturday, October 2, to give away to some lucky readers.

Trail Mix: Brandon Whyde, Your Ad Here

17 Sep 14
Trail Mix: Brandon Whyde, Your Ad Here
We caught up with Chris Weller to chat about the new record, how he prepared for his role in the band’s music video, and some really bad alternative album titles.

Trail Mix: Cahalen Morrison

10 Sep 14
Trail Mix: Cahalen Morrison
The first song I heard Cahalen Morrison sing was “Our Lady Of The Tall Trees,” the title track of a record he put out with Eli West in 2012. I was struck immediately by Cahalen’s voice, a rich tenor that quavered and rippled like pine boughs being tossed by the wind. As part of the […]
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