Trail MixTrail Mix - July 2018

Trail Mix – July 2018

The foundation for Arthur Buck was laid years ago. Brooklyn based singer/songwriter Joseph Arthur was a frequent opener for R.E.M. in the early 2000s, while Peter Buck – long time R.E.M. guitar player –  had regularly played with Arthur in various configurations.

In 2017, the pair found themselves together in Mexico and songwriting magic ensued.  Eight songs were written in three days during sessions where, seemingly, there were no expectations and songs developed as they pleased. The end result was the duo’s eponymous debut record, which released in mid-June.

Tour dates for Arthur Buck are in the works. In the meantime, check out “Are You Electrified?” right here.

Lots of old friends return to this month’s mix. Check out brand new tracks from Israel Nash, Kinky Friedman, 10 String Symphony, Love Canon, The Sea The Sea, Willie Nile, and Hot Buttered Rum.

Also check out the new tunes from Band of Heathens, Byron Issacs, Brother Dege, The Skiffle Players, Cliff Westfall, Love Honey, Balloon Ride Fantasy, Clay Parker & Jodi James, Rough & Ready, Peter Holsapple, and Carolina Story.

And stay tuned to the Trail Mix blog. We’ll be going on the road with Drew Holcomb, hearing from friends and fans about The Seldom Scene’s long time mandolin player John Duffey, and catching up with up and coming band Oliver The Crow.

Normally, I’d be recommending you take this month’s Trail Mix on your next outdoor adventure . . . but it is scorching on the East Coast right now! So maybe grab your favorite beverage, find a shady spot or take an evening stroll, when it’s just a bit cooler, and dig in. Enjoy the tunes and get out there and buy a  few records from these artists. They’d appreciate it.

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