I can proudly say that I was there for Day One of The Golden Age.
Last summer, when rounding out the line up for a local festival I help produce, I booked The Golden Age to fill a spot that had been unexpectedly vacated by another band. In discussions with Bryan Simpson, singer and mandolinist for the group, I was shocked to learn that our show would be the band’s first performance.
Day One. I have the tee shirt to prove it.
Fans of progressive bluegrass probably remember Simpson from his days with Cadillac Sky. After three records, including Letters in the Deep, which was produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, Simpson parted ways with Cadillac Sky in 2010. He returned soon after with The Whistles & The Bells, which saw his music taking a distinctly alt-rock turn.
The Golden Age sees Simpson reunited with Cadillac Sky co-founder and banjoist Matt Menefee. Together, the duo has returned to their bluegrass roots. Their first record, I’m Sure It’ll Be Fine, dropped last month. Trail Mix is happy to feature “Weirdo” on this newest edition.
This new Trail Mix is packed with some heavy hitters. Check out the newest tracks from Katie Pruitt, Brian Fallon, of The Gaslight Anthem, Jim Lauderdale, Noah Gunderson, The Secret Sisters, Jeremy Garrett, of The Infamous Stringdusters, Jill Andrews, and Dave Simonett, of Trampled By Turtles.
Old friends also return this month. The mix is happy to welcome back Claire Hawkins, David Childers, Trout Steak Revival, and The Waco Brothers.
While you are soaking it all, be sure to discover some of Trail Mix’s newest friends in Jonathon Wilson, Juan Tigre, Tonne, Will Sexton, Sea Wolf, The No Ones, and Sweet Lizzy Project.
Great songs just keep coming. Make sure to tell a friend of fellow music fan about what you are hearing on Trail Mix. It’s too good not to share. And be sure to throw some money at these incredible artists. I know they will appreciate it.