Lone Star Music Magazine
a Guy Clark-revering troubadour with just the right mix of melodic heart, rock ’n’ roll punch, and scrappy wherewithal to knock out one of the best Americana albums of the last year.

-Richard Skanse,Lone Star Music Magazine, March 31,2018


No Depression Magazine

What results from the film and the album collectively is one of 2017’s  year’s best work by this new rising, country-Americana artist.

-Terry Roland, No Depression Magazine January 20,2018


Picked as one of the best soundtracks of 2017 by Gigwise.com

With this indie film and its soundtrack, creator Jeff Mix and his band the Songhearts share a spellbinding story about a group of ne’re-do-wells encamped at a shady Las Vegas motel, adrawn together by gunshots that ring in the middle of the night. “You’d hock your gun for bullets before you realize I’ve got a tongue like the devil and mouth full of lies,” Mix declares early on, setting up a tale of strange circumstance and intrigue.Yet as spellbinding as this story is, the music remains warm and accessible — shimmery country rock of the most inviting variety.

-Lee Zimmerman, Gigwise U.K. December 1, 2017


Picked as one of the top albums of 2017 by Turnstyled Junkpiled

It’s hard to believe this is Mix’s debut album. It is that good.

-Terry Roland, Turnstyled Junkpiled, December 28,2017

Goldmine Magazine

Credit Jeff Mix & The Songhearts for going several steps beyond and creating not only a masterful debut album, but a film for which to provide accompaniment.

-Goldmine Magazine, January 25, 2018


“excellent art and creative limits being pushed to their limits.”


“an ambitious companion piece to his debut album of the same name, the hour-long independent film Lost Vegas Hiway follows a handful of disparate dreamers and down-and-outers”

– Richard Skanse, Lone Star Music Magazine (Jul 08, 2017)



“The tracklist here is evocative of a jukebox in one of said dives, ranging from moving Americana to full-throated rock and roll to foot-stompin’ honky-tonk.”


“an ambitious project that absolutely deserves the predicate ‘fantastic’.”(translated)


“To up the ante, Jeff Mix created a film that complements the songs on Lost Vegas Hiway, his debut album with lots of firsts”

“Jeff Mix has written a film that mirrors his tunes: gritty, homespun, world-weary in places yet ultimately defined by a hard-fought resolve. The rootsy singer-songwriter’s flick, “Lost Vegas Hiway,” which is set at the Gateway Hotel and was mostly shot in Vegas, is a Robert Altman-esque, intertwined narrative of various characters lives intersecting.”


“Jeff Mix & The Songhearts took the tempo down with some Zepplin-esque long notes before kicking it up with their Vegas-reference heavy material, which includes tracks like “Fremont Street.” This testimony to the group’s local roots is the only thing that screams “native,” though, as their sound is very honky-tonk meets smooth American rock, an analog heart that burns through our Sin City neon and EDM.”


““Imagine if Beyoncé’s Lemonade took place at a dive motel in Vegas but with rootsy Americana tunes.” Who’s not on board after a teaser like that?”


“Featured as a Daily Find on American Songwriter. http://www.americansongwriter.com/2013/10/daily-discovery-jeff-mix-find-way/”


“Really well done film”

– Tm Dressen, Five Hundy by Midnight Podcast (Jul 23, 2017)


“To say it was well received would be a huge understatement. The audience loved every delicious minute of it.”


“Americana at its best, track it down!”

-@Rhythm & Booze


Was on 91.5 KUNV Our Kind of Music talking about the film and playing tunes from the album and additional artists from the film. Click here.

-No Depression Magazine, (July 7, 2017)