Hot Trail Mix

Hot Trail Mix is an innovative North Carolina bluegrass band with a rowdy youthful vigor that excites audiences of all ages, shapes and sizes! Hot Trail Mix combines soulful high lonesome harmony singing with virtuosic instrumental prowess. The band features an all-star cast of convention ribbon winners, including: Mason Via (guitar), Zeb Gambill (mandolin), Grayson  Tuttle (banjo), Sam Weiss (fiddle), and Zachary Smith (of Town Mountain) on bass. Led by Mason Via, a young singer/songwriter and son of award winning songwriter David Via (Corn Tornado). Mason's lyrics are also considered by many to be the driving force behind the band's music, and his vocals back up the deep emotion that his lyrics possess. In 2018 the band  recorded a small live album in the Warren Wilson College Library after hours, check it out by clicking the "Bandcamp" link/button.

***Sounds like: New Grass Revival, Hot Rize, Old & in the Way, Mountain Heart***

Notable past venues: IBMA/Wide Open Bluegrass, Floydfest, Merlefest, Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival, Fingerlakes Grassroots Festival, Richmond Folk Festival, Roosterwalk, Watermelon Park Fest... etc. or 336-830-5851

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