Welcome to Sierra Drive Sounds.

The songs below have had varying degrees of SDS involvement. Ranging from full writes, arrangements, audio production and executive production. Enjoy!


Search “Music Scene Podcast” on your favorite podcast outlet to check other episodes.


Artist incubator, Label services, production team, you get it–we do a little bit of everything. Sierra Drive Sounds (SDS) is a project spun off from the founding members of the band, Buddha Council. It is led by Travis Mansell, longtime BC manager and sometimes BC writer and instrumentalist. SDS pools the resources garnered from years of performing, touring, and over 50 songs recorded and released. SDS projects include original song productions released as Sierra Drive Sounds, the “Music Scene” podcast, Sierra Drive Sessions – single take acoustic studio performances, and artists support for JonQuan, Sammy Rhett, and The Loving Paupers.


Sierra Drive Sessions

New as of Summer 22′ – “Sessions” will formally release all the live performances made on the SDS Music Scene Podcast. These unfiltered and unfettered versions of previously recorded and new unrecorded original songs by Music Scene guests give a raw and unique listening experience of the songwriting process behind closed doors. Somewhere between a live radio performance and an old school tape these performances are honest, warm, and great for your acoustic and “live” playlists.