Although firmly rooted in the blues, the music on "In the Mix" shows Bernard's myriad of influences, including soul, rock and R&B. Allison says about the recording sessions: "I was very excited to record with my reformed group. We went into this recording with the mindset to not make a recording flooded with screaming guitars. I just wanted to share my arrangement and songwriting skills, as well as play some tracks I've been holding onto for years. I can say I'm very proud of the outcome of In The Mix, which reminds me a bit of the old Memphis soul sound with a touch of Hendrix's Band of Gypsys group."