Trail Mix

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Trail Mix – Rooster Walk Preview & Ticket Giveaway!

Rooster Walk Music & Arts Festival celebrates its tenth birthday this week and we want to give you tickets!!
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Trail Mix – The Dead Tongues

North Carolina songwriter Ryan Gustafson - as The Dead Tongues - drops a new record today and dropped by the Trail Mix blog to chat about it.
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Festival Essentials 2018

The Best Gear For Big Bashes In The Blue Ridge Dust off your hula hoops and Chacos—it’s festival season. For the next few months, we’ll gather in celebration of good music, food, sports, and culture. The South has some of the best outdoor festivals in the country, from the highly curated lineup at Highwater in…
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Trail Mix – December 2019

I don’t know if it was really bound to happen, but I am sure excited that it did. This month, a former fifth grade student of mine – Shane McLaughlin – and his band appear on Trail Mix. Folks, that is pretty cool. I taught McLaughlin during one of my first years teaching near Charlottesville,…
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DelFest Announces Initial Lineup for 2020

DelFest, the festival brainchild of Del McCoury and his extended McCoury family now in its 13th year, in partnership with High Sierra Music, announced an initial star-studded lineup today. Held at the Allegany County Fairgrounds in beautiful Cumberland, MD, DelFest originated from the desire to create a family-friendly music festival celebrating the rich legacy of McCoury…
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Trail Mix – November 2019

Tucked away in the far western corner of Kentucky, right against the banks of the Ohio River, is the uniquely named town of Monkey’s Paw. Never heard of it? Not surprising. But I can guarantee that, very soon, you will know about Kelsey Weldon, the town’s favorite daughter. Weldon is rapdidy making her mark on…
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The Cactus Blossoms at The Southern Cafe & Music Hall . . . Ticket Giveaway!

Grab a pair of tickets to see The Cactus Blossoms on this week's blog!
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Trail Mix – Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Recap!

Check out photos and a recap of last month's Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion in this week's Trail Mix blog.
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