“Lay Me Down,” from The Grahams, premieres right here on Trail Mix!Trail Mix is happy to bring you “Lay Me Down,” the brand new track from The Grahams, from their brand new record Glory Bound, which releases on Tuesday, May 19th.Friends since childhood, Alyssa and Doug Graham arrived on the Americana music scene with 2013’s Riverman’s Daughter, an ode to the mighty Mississippi river. For this year’s Glory Bound, the duo once again turned to the history of American transportation for inspiration.This time, however, it was the iron highways that criss cross the country that became their wellspring. The sounds and cadences of the railroads are inextricably woven within these songs, the nation’s love affair with freight trains and the railways that built a nation evident in the lyrics.Glory Bound features guest appearances from, among others, rising star John Fullbright and members of The Turnpike Troubadours, one of the hottest bands of the moment from Texas.In conjunction with Glory Bound, The Grahams are also releasing Rattle The Hocks, a live album and film produced by North Mississippi All-Stars drummer Cody Dickinson.Here, on the Trail Mix blog, we are excited to offer you a first listen to “Lay Me Down.” Also featured on Trail Mix this month is “Griggstown,” another offering from the brand new record.For more information on The Grahams, make sure you check out the band’s website.
RelatedPosts Runarsson joins Arsenal on four-year deal Arsenal, Wolves want Michael Olise Akpom pens Middlesbrough loan deal Unai Emery has stripped Granit Xhaka of the Arsenal captaincy following his recent outburst against supporters.Xhaka told fans to “f*** off” as he was jeered following his substitution in a recent 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace – also removing his shirt and cupping his ears.The 27-year-old has since issued an apology of sorts, explaining that ongoing social media abuse aimed at his family played a large part in his furious reaction.In the immediate aftermath of the incident, Arsenal said they would offer counselling and other support mechanisms as Emery said Xhaka was “devastated, sad and very down”.The Switzerland international has since sat out the following two draws against Liverpool and Wolves and has not travelled for the Europa League clash against Vitoria on Wednesday afternoon.And it was in Guimaraes, talking at his pre-match press conference, where Emery revealed he had taken the decision to relieve Xhaka of the captain’s armband.“He is not today here, but also I think we need time with him and first protect him also to be calm and training with us every day,” he replied when asked about Xhaka’s continued absence from the team.“But I was speaking with him this morning and also I decided he is not one of the captains in our group. I decided that and I told him this morning.“He accepted my decision. And also I told the other captains the decision.“We need to carry on and focus for tomorrow’s match and next Saturday’s match. I needed to make a decision and now it is closed.”Former captain Laurent Koscielny left under a cloud during the summer after refusing to travel on the club’s pre-season tour of the United States, eventually being sold to Bordeaux.In response, Emery held a blind ballot amongst his players which saw Xhaka top the poll, and in a five-man leadership group. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Hector Bellerin, Alexandre Lacazette and Mesut Ozil were also selected.The Spaniard confirmed another vote will not take place and Aubameyang will lead the team moving forward, adding: “We have now Aubameyang, Hector, Lacazette and Ozil. They are the four captains and the first now is Aubameyang.”Despite revealing his decision over the captaincy, Emery dodged questions as to Xhaka’s long-term future at the club.“The decision I took I told him and I told the other captains and now it’s continuing,” he replied having been asked three times about if Xhaka had played his last game for Arsenal.“Then the time is giving us the next matches, the next weeks and months how we can continue with every player and with him also.“But now the focus is tomorrow. He’s not here we are other players and it’s very important I respect a lot this competition and this Vitoria team.” Tags: ArsenalGranit XhakaUnai Emery
Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan is confident the team can “do the job” without his contributions.Gyan is unavailable for Ghana’s AFCON qualifiers against Uganda and Togo this month following his knee injury.The Al Ain striker has made tremendous progress in the treatment of the injury but does not want to risk. “I have been out for a month and after speaking to the coach we came to an agreement that having not trained for about three weeks it will be difficult to give my all. You need to be fit and give everything when you show up that is why I have been excused from these games. I am not at that level where I can give everything.“But as I always do I support the team with everything and I am here to do that. We have got young players and a brilliant team and this is the time they need encouragement.Gyan reckons the game in Kampala would be tough having played in the difficult 1-1 draw against the same side in Kumasi earlier in the qualifiers. “Although we are leading the group, this will still be a tough game. Uganda drew here. They will give everything away and that is something we should expect,” Gyan said.“We have got a lot of players who were there in the team during the World Cup and have been around for long. We have got quality players so we have to support them and make sure they will deliver. Playing away from home will be difficult and I think it will take immense collective effort to win. I am confident we will come out with a positive result,” he added.