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 ...

Trail Mix – Roanoke

Sometimes you just have to get away. That was what the members of Nashville based Americana band Roanoke did when they set about recording their newest record, Where I Roam, which drops today. The band headed ...

150 Miles To Delfest

Summer in the South often brings to mind the sound of cicadas, sultry nights and outdoor concerts. But, when that idealistic notion takes place among the lush Appalachian Mountains with a cold craft brew in ...

Trail Mix – June 2018

Got an outside adventure planned to kick off your summer? Well, we have the soundtrack. This month’s mix is highlighted by a powerful and eclectic cadre of roots artists. Check out the funky grit of Fantastic ...

Trail Mix – May 2018

The Steel Wheels have long been a friend to Trail Mix. I can remember when I discovered the band, way back when I got my hands on Trent Wagler and Jay Lapp’s duo record, Adrienna Valentine. That was almost ten ...

Hear This: Real Deals

Mountain-town cafes and the dive bars of yesteryear are where musicians go to be musicians. Local bands and singer songwriters head to these venues for the audiences of regulars and familiar faces. Meanwhile, ...

ARISE Music Festival

Following the successful and sold out 2017 ARISE Music Festival, the annual gathering will return again to gorgeous Sunrise Ranch in Loveland, Colorado on August 3-5, 2018. ARISE has become Colorado’s fastest ...

Trail Mix: Rain Perry

Income streams are dwindling. Record sales aren’t what they used to be. The devaluation of music and what it’s now deemed to be worth is laughable to me. My single costs 99 cents. That what one cost in 1960. ...

Trail Mix: Boo Ray

Tomorrow, Boo Ray, native of Western North Carolina and wayward country troubadour, is set to release Sea of Lights, his most recent record, on vinyl. Released digitally last year, Ray has teamed with ...