Jerry Mills has the distinction of being known on both sides of the music business--on stage as a mandolinist with his long-time band Southern Exposure; and in the sound booth as a bluegrass and Americana music host, programming and managing several radio shows over the course of several decades. He's been with Southern Exposure since 1981, and has been in the radio business for nearly forty years. His name is usually followed by "Colorado bluegrass legend" which he scoffs at, but Mills has had an enormous impact on the Colorado (and Wyoming) music scene for quite some time.
Since 1981, Southern Exposure has played major events such as The Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Rocky Grass, and The Black Hills Festival in South Dakota. They have appeared at noteworthy venues around Colorado such as The Arvada Center, The Paramount Theatre, The Boulder Theatre, Gerald Ford Amphitheatre in Vail, The Greeley Stampede, and they are the annual band for The Denver Post Train to Cheyenne Frontier Days. Major events include The National Hockey League all-star week in Denver, The Democratic National Convention, Taste of Colorado, and a performance at The Air Force Academy.