When looking back at all the stories I have written for this magazine, perhaps the most memorable, and most powerful, was the one I wrote about Leo Welch.
In 2014, the octogenarian Welch released his debut record, Sabougla Voices. Interest in Welch exploded, a second record followed in 2015, and he booked gigs around the world.
Welch managed to pack a lifetime of a musical career into just three years.
He died in December of 2017, one of the last great Mississippi blues men, and his story was chronicled in the award winning documentary Late Blossom Blues.
This month, Welch will be releasing his final record posthumously. The Angels In Heaven Done Signed My Name, produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, drops on March 8th, and Trail Mix is honored to shine the spotlight yet again on the legacy of Leo Welch by featuring “I Come To Praise His Name” on this month’s mix.
The March mix features the return of some old friends.
Check out new tunes from guitar maestro Julian Lage, songwriter Steve Poltz, bluegrass duo The Honey Dewdrops, and Cave Twins, the latest project from David Mayfield.Lots of exciting new stuff from artists like Matthew Logan Vasquez, Over The Rhine, Haint Blue, Michael McDermott, The Black Drumset, Joey McGee, Brad Armstrong, The Moth & The Flame, Bobby Long, Melissa Ruth, Uncle Walt’s Band, A Picture Made, and Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves round out this month’s mix.
Stay tuned to the Trail Mix blog for chat with Zaq Suarez, Jane Kramer, and Kevin Daniel.
And be sure to spread the word about these great artists. Get out and buy some records and concert tickets. Trail Mix keeps posting up each month because these fine artists are willing to share their music with you. Give a little back when you can.