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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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”
“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”
“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!”
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.