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


Trail Mix: Brandon Whyde, Your Ad Here

17 Sep 14
BY Dave Stallard
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
BY Dave Stallard
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 […]

Trail Mix: Trampled By Turtles Visits the Blue Ridge with New Material

08 Sep 14
BY Jedd Ferris
Trail Mix: Trampled By Turtles Visits the Blue Ridge with New Material
Trampled By Turtles formed in the small North Country city of Duluth back in 2003 and, like most independent bands, earned its audience with relentless road slogging. While armed like a back-porch bluegrass outfit, the band’s sound is hardly traditional. The group is in fact best known for pouncing on its strings with reckless abandon, riling up crowds with a punk ethos on acoustic instruments.

September Downloadable Trail Mix: Trampled By Turtles, The Last Bison, and More

07 Sep 14
BY Dave Stallard
September Downloadable Trail Mix: Trampled By Turtles, The Last Bison, and More
Take a listen to this month’s Trail Mix as you wait and watch for these sweltering summer temps to finally go down. As always, Trail Mix has gathered the best that the indie and Americana world has to offer and has served it up, just for you.

Trail Mix: The Yonder Mountain String Band Experience

27 Aug 14
BY Dave Stallard
Trail Mix: The Yonder Mountain String Band Experience
"Long a fan of bluegrass and acoustic music, I knew immediately that I was being introduced to a new sound."... Email Dave today to win tickets to see YMSB at the Jefferson Theater this weekend!

Trail Mix: Locust Honey String Band

20 Aug 14
BY Dave Stallard
Trail Mix: Locust Honey String Band
I once read an article that mentioned there were no better harmonies than those created by family bands. I had a hard time disagreeing with the author. Appalachian music is brimming with family acts whose harmony work was beyond compare, and Maybelle and Sara set the gold standard for female vocal harmony.

Trail Mix: Goodnight, Texas

14 Aug 14
BY Dave Stallard
Trail Mix: Goodnight, Texas
Goodnight, Texas released their first record in 2012 and recently offered the world their sophomore effort, Uncle John Farquhar. Trail Mix caught up with the band to chat up bank robbery, small towns, and long book titles.
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