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 ...

Trail Mix | Elliot Root

I have a good friend who regularly refers to Elliot Root as “he.” And it drives me bananas. Elliot Root is not a “he.” Just like Jethro Tull isn’t a “he.” Just like Steely Dan isn’t a “he.” Just like Lynyrd ...

Trail Mix | July 2017

What were the highlights, the milestones, of your teenage years? If your adolescence was anything like mine, you were hoping that cute somebody liked you back, or that first time your folks tossed you the keys ...