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


Download the New August Trail Mix Now

01 Aug 14
BY Dave Stallard
Download the New August Trail Mix Now
It’s cool in the Appalachian Mountains this week. Lower than normal temperatures have it feeling more like an October morning than the advent of August; typically, the humidity would be up and I would be dashing for the shade or a favorite swimming hole in order to beat the heat. Instead, I am grabbing a […]

Trail Mix: The Hillbilly Gypsies Revive Old Mountain Sounds

31 Jul 14
BY Jedd Ferris
Trail Mix: The Hillbilly Gypsies Revive Old Mountain Sounds
For many bands, choosing the right name requires some intense deliberation. Not so for Trae Buckner and his Appalachian string crew. At a festival in West Virginia, Buckner and his bandmates were casually picking an old-time tune in a field, when an obviously drunk guy walked up and started to listen. When the group finished […]

Trail Mix: Joseph Huber

23 Jul 14
BY Dave Stallard
Trail Mix: Joseph Huber
Joseph Huber spent time on the road with the .357 String Band and now has three solo albums to his credit.

Trail Mix: Jonah Tolchin

17 Jul 14
BY Dave Stallard
Trail Mix: Jonah Tolchin
Just a hair this side of twenty years old, Jonah Tolchin writes and sings with a mojo more akin to someone decades older. Tolchin released his second record, Clover Lane, on Yep Roc this month.

Trail Mix: Jen Starsinic, The Flood and The Fire

02 Jul 14
BY Dave Stallard
Trail Mix: Jen Starsinic, The Flood and The Fire
While you are most likely to see Jen Starsinic toting a fiddle or open back banjo, hallmarks of her old time roots, The Flood and The Fire is certainly not an old time record.

Trail Mix July 2014 – Free Music Downloads

01 Jul 14
BY Dave Stallard
Trail Mix July 2014 - Free Music Downloads
The July mix features new tracks from Grammy winner Jim Lauderdale, Chatham County Line, long one of my favorite North Carolina bands, and I Draw Slow, who hail from Ireland.

Trail Mix: Jonathon Linaberry, aka The Bones of J.R. Jones, Releases ‘Dark Was The Yearling’

25 Jun 14
BY Dave Stallard
Trail Mix: Jonathon Linaberry, aka The Bones of J.R. Jones, Releases 'Dark Was The Yearling'
Linaberry, under the moniker The Bones of J.R. Jones, has just released, Dark Was The Yearling, his first full length record. It is outstanding. Trail Mix would like to give you a shot at getting a signed copy for free.
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