Last Saturday’s Portsmouth Book & Bar show was fantastic! A big, big thank you to all who were there. More and more the band is beginning to feel like they’ve really found the sound they’ve been looking for all along.
Following the success of their December show, The Mystix Unpluggedwill continue perfoming in their intimate, accoustic-based format! The band will play several small clubs in the Spring/Summer of 2018! These venues promote a closer bond with the audience and enhance the band’s notable musicianship and soulful, spirited, lighthearted performances.
Here are the dates so far:
May 12 at Portsmouth’s Book & Bar
June 1 at The Castle on Charles
July 21 at Maudslay Arts Center
And more to come! Don’t miss out! Check our Calendar page for details and new dates.
The Mystix would like you to welcome Mystix Unplugged band members Rick Nelson (drums) and Bill Mather (bass)!
In addition to playing in the original Jo Lily Band and Duke & the Drivers, Rick Nelson recorded three albums on the Warner Brothers label and also toured with ‘The Hit Man” – singer songwriter Chip Taylor. He also performed with the Sha-Na-Na All-Stars (aka The Alka-All-Stars) and has many other recording and touring credits including The Platters, Sleepy La Beef, Mitch Chakour, Noel Paul Stookey, The Swing Shift and The Ritz Roof Orchestra.
Bill Mather has played with James Montgomery, John Lincoln Wright, The 11th Hour Band, T Blade And The Fabulous Esquires, James Cotton, Buddy Guy, Hubert Sumlin, Luther Johnson, Otis Rush, John Lee Hooker and Big Mama Thornton.
Rick and Bill joined The Mystix Unplugged at their first gig in December and will return for the 2018 show dates. Don’t miss this special line-up!
The Mystix would like to thank our wonderful fans for the amazing support that you provided us over the course of the past 10 years. The warm reception that has been given to our music has been truly remarkable. The outpouring of enthusiasm and positive feedback that we’ve received from our American and European audiences, radio stations and media outlets, has been quite humbling and appreciated beyond measure.
Our 2016 live CD, “The Mystix Rhythm and Roots,” received a great response and represents the band at the top of our game, as did our 2016 performances, culminating with our last show at Blue Ocean Music Hall, where we were fortunate to have many of our loyal fans, as well as friends and family, in attendance. The experience for The Mystix that evening was second to none, as some of our very talented musician friends joined us on stage. Thank you one and all!
We have since taken the time to pause and reflect back over our experiences. The Mystix recorded a total of 6 albums and had the honor of playing at many outstanding clubs, theaters and festivals. It has been an amazing run for us, none of which would have been possible without all of YOU. Words cannot express the deep appreciation that we feel.
For the time being, and after a great deal of thought, we have decided to take a break from performing. We will always cherish the happy memories and wish to go out on a high note. We truly will miss you.
I would like to take a moment to express my sincere gratitude to all of my fellow band members. It has been both a joy and an honor to share the stage with such a fine group of musicians. A very special thanks to our musical director, Bobby Keyes, and our manager, Jacques Hauray. Thank you for stepping up behind the scenes to manage the band in such an effective manner. Your unwavering attention to detail allowed for us to focus our energy on doing what we love.
Together, over the past 10 years, The Mystix have attempted to honor some of the icons of American music, as well as to create our own music in tribute to these Greats. We sincerely hope that we have served them, and you, well.
“…Overall the mood is one of celebratory playing and an organic sound that is full of rich textures. The impressive musicianship is coupled with soulful and restrained performances that gives this group of musicians a real gravitas.”
Semester named Live! Rhythm and Roots their Album for the Week!
The Mystix Go to #15 on the EuroAmericana chart!
The Mystixare solidifying their European popularity. The single, “Boppin’ the Blues,”from their latest album, The Mystix Live: Rhythm & Roots,reached #15 on the EuroAmericana chart and is still climbing!
…And the Great Reviews Keep Coming!
“The Mystix Album is definitely going to be in my top 10 best albums of 2016, and it’s only May!”
“The way The Mystix gives the well-known songs a pure roots treatment is spectacular.”
—Keys & Chords
Check it out for yourself! The Mystix Live:Rhythm and Roots delivers the excitement of The Mystix soulful, spirited and lighthearted performances.
Time is running out to get tickets to The Mystix show at Tupelo Hall on Saturday, May 7th at 8:00 PM. Tupelo’s relaxed and intimate atmosphere provides the perfect venue for what is going to be an amazing night. So don’t miss out!
The Mystixare excited to announce the dates/venues for their2016 performances!
Fresh from mixing their new live performance compilation album, the band is looking forward to making some new memories! The 2016 tour will mainly focus on performing arts centers and outdoor festivals including:
Great news for Mystix fans! The band’s legendary sound has been captured on their sixth CD, Rhythm and Roots, to be released March 29, 2016. The Mystix are known for their live performances and the band is excited to offer these high-quality, live recordings captured from recent dates over the past two years. Blue Ocean, Tupelo, Portsmouth Music Hall and their special, private performance at the Gould Barn—they’re all included in this exciting CD.
“Rhythm and Roots is a culmination of all the years of crafting and perfecting our unique sound. And after several years of our fans requesting a live album, it feels great to present something this good.”
Their five previous, critically acclaimed CDs have enjoyed substantial airplay across the country and around the world, consistently appearing on major Americana/Roots charts in the US, UK and Europe. But this is the albumMystix fans have been waiting for.
The Mystixare booking now for select dates in the summer/fall of 2016. Noted for their impeccable musicianship as well as their soulful, spirited and lighthearted performances, The Mystix legendary, veteran lineup never fails to deliver a thrilling performance. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear a full show featuring spirited performances of traditional Americana songs, The Mystix’ critically acclaimed originals and the band’s unique interpretation of deep soul.