The Whistles & The Bells – Mercy PleaseBuilt to Spill – JokermanCamper Van Beethoven – Eye of Fatima (Pt.1)Dex Romweber Duo – Roll OnHolly Golightly & The Broke Offs – SLCJohnny Beauford – Little DanceKorby Lenker – My Little LifeLaurie Lewis – Trees (Featuring Nina Gerber, Tristan Clarridge, The T Sisters & Tom Rozum)Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys – The River JordanMariah Presents Mountain Minstrelry – An Old Timer’s PlaintMiner – Hey LoveMollie O’Brien & Rich Moore – Sunday StreetMozes & The Firstborn – I Got SkillsRobert Sarazin Blake – Dingle To TraleeSteep Ravine – Wildflower HoneyStephen Murray – Sweet StephanieThe Dream Syndicate – That’s What You Always SayThe Hold Steady – I Hope This Whole Thing Didn’t Frighten YouThe Moonshine – Never KnowThe Sea The Sea – Love We Are We LoveTrout Steak Revival – Union PacificUnderhill Rose – Helpless WandererWyatt Easterling – Why Did It Take So Long The last time I saw Bryan Simpson, it was September of 2010 and he was walking off the stage with his mates in Cadillac Sky at the Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion. The band had just killed it. Absolutely killed it. Burned the stage down, rebuilt it, and then burned it down again. That set was one of the most amazing hours of music I have ever experienced. Cadillac Sky was on fire. Then, just a couple of months later, Simpson left the band and soon thereafter Cadillac Sky was no more.This month’s Trail Mix signals Bryan Simpson’s return. We lead off our March mix with “Mercy Please,” the brand new track from Simpson’s new project, The Whistles & The Bells. Simpson refers to the new record, which releases on March 4th, as a “personal earthquake” that chronicles his spiritual reawakening. It is a powerful return for one of Nashville’s best songwriters. Be sure to check out Jedd’s interview with Simpson in the magazine this month, too.Also featured this month are some heavy hitters. The Hold Steady, one of the decades best buzz rockers, and Built To Spill, long time indie faves, share tunes. Also check out tunes from Camper Van Beethoven and The Dream Syndicate.Stephen Murray, of Holy Ghost Tent Revival, recently released his solo debut. Take a listen to “Sweet Stephanie” and then get your hands on his new record.Be sure to listen to tracks from up and coming roots artists like The Sea The Sea, Robert Sarazin Blake, The Moonshine, Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellies, Miner, and Underhill Rose. And, as always, get out and buy the records from the artists we are showcasing this month. They are darned sure worth spending your money on. Help support these artists that support Trail Mix.Trail Mix Note – The tracks from Built To Spill and The Hold Steady are stream only and will not be included on the downloadable zip file.
The cleared land at 51 Toorak Rd, HamiltonWHEN Ed Turley spotted an old house for sale on a large block at 51 Toorak Rd, Hamilton, he knew it would be the perfect spot to build a dream house.He lived in the existing house for a few years, and as his family expanded, he decided he didn’t have the time to commit to such a big project and decided to offer it for sale.The thing that had appealed to Mr Turley the most about the property was the land itself, so with the firm belief that it would achieve a better price and draw in more potential buyers as a block of land, he has removed the old timber home. Views from the land at 51 Toorak Rd, Hamilton“When we did buy the house, I had only just had my first child and now we are into the second and so I guess I had to make the choice either to spend a lot of time building a house or spending it with the kids and obviously the kids are going to come first.’’Mr Turley said it was within a demolition control precinct and he had to get approval to remove the old home.“The council accepted it was probably not one worth sustaining, particularly when you are among the other large colonial homesteads there,’’ he said.“This one was just a little shack compared to those, although it was nice and cosy.’’ The site when demolition of the older timber home was under way.Marketing agent Alex Rutherford of Place, who will take it to auction on February 1, described it as a once in a lifetime opportunity to buy land in Hamilton.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach Northless than 1 hour agoNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by The land is zoned Character Residential over two 405 sqm lots. It is surrounded by multimillion-dollar homes and property records reveal it last traded in November 2013 for $2.2 million.“It had an older house on it and it was spread across two 405 metre blocks so my view was to remove it and build with a blank canvas and make a good family home for myself and my family,’’ Mr Turley said.“I liked the idea of keeping it as one block, that was my preference because splitting it really didn’t do that block justice, but it was a very rare find.’’The site has views over the Albion Raceway and to Mt Coot-tha.
“The agreement also includes the obligation to pay five million euros in bonuses related to the achievements of the player and the English club.” Lamela arrived at the Stadio Olimpico from River Plate in August 2011 and made 29 appearances, scoring four goals, in his first year in Italy. A run of seven goals in six games at the start of the 2012-13 season saw him become an essential part of Roma’s forward line, even though the campaign ended with a disappointing sixth-place finish and defeat to city rivals Lazio in the Coppa Italia final. With Wales winger Bale absent from training as a dispute over a move to Real Madrid rumbles on, and with Spurs missing out on Willian following the Brazilian playmaker’s decision to join Chelsea instead, the pacey Lamela offers a viable and talented alternative to both players. The continued spending in north London indicates Bale’s £86m move to the Spanish capital is all but ratified as Lamela joins Roberto Soldado, Paulinho, Nacer Chadli and Etienne Capoue in Andre Villas-Boas’ new-look squad. Lamela’s place behind Francesco Totti in the Giallorossi team, meanwhile, will be filled by Serbian forward Adem Ljajic, who has completed an 11million euro (£9.4million) move from Fiorentina. The 21-year-old has scored 19 league goals in two seasons with the Italian capital club and, should his move to White Hart Lane go through, he will help Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas to fill the gap left by Gareth Bale should he complete a world-record £86million move to Real Madrid. A statement published on Roma’s official website read: “Roma announce they have signed a contract with Tottenham for the outright sale of the playing rights of Erik Lamela, in exchange for 30million euros. Tottenham are to set to sign Argentinian forward Erik Lamela from Roma after the Serie A club accepted a bid of 30million euro (£25.8million). Press Association