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: 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.

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.
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