Farewell for Now…

Greetings Friends,

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.

LONG LIVE THE MUSIC!

With love and gratitude,

Jo Lily and The Mystix

The Mystix CDs Available Now!

The Mystix CDs and songs are available now on iTunes, CDBaby, Amazon and Dyno Records!

The Mystix – A European Sensation!

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Another Great Review! This time from Ireland!

“…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.”

semesterThe Mystix grab Album of the Week in Sweden!

Semester named Live! Rhythm and Roots their Album for the Week!

 

euroamericana-chartThe Mystix Go to #15 on the EuroAmericana chart!

The Mystix  are 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!

drive-105“The Mystix Album is definitely going to be in my top 10 best albums of 2016, and it’s only May!”

—Drive 105.3

“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.

The album is available now on most major vendors. Get yours at iTunes, CDBaby, Amazon, Spotify, or Tidal!

The Mystix Live Album Available Now!

The Mystix live album, Rhythm and Roots, is available now! And spins have already begun worldwide! See the full list of stations on our On the Air page.

The band is excited to offer these high-quality, live recordings captured from recent dates over the past two years. Known for their live performances, Rhythm and Roots, delivers the excitement of The Mystix soulful, spirited and lighthearted performances.

The album is available now on most major vendors. Get yours at iTunes, CDBaby, Amazon, Spotify, or Tidal!

The Critics Rave!

"...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."
—LONESOME HIGHWAY, IE

"The Mystix Album is definitely going to be in my top 10 best albums of 2016, and it's only May!"
—DRIVE 105.3, UK

"Beautiful. You will immediately want to listen to all of their studio albums and book them for a tour of the Netherlands. A great album."
—MOORS MAGAZINE, THE NETHERLANDS

"Leaving listeners more than happy, in fact completely satisfied."
—COUNTRY JUKEBOX, GERMANY

"Joe Lilly and his Mystix are a well-oiled roots machine, continuing to search for the forgotten songs in American music history. Their first live album, “Rhythm & Roots”, proves that they are succeeding."
—ROOTSTIME, BELGIUM

"Anyone looking for answers to what the term Americana stands for need look no further."
—DALA-DEMOKRATEN, SWEDEN

"The way The Mystix gives the well-known songs a pure roots treatment is spectacular."
—KEYS & CHORDS, BELGIUM

"This album perfectly demonstrates what you can expect at a concert by ‘The Mystix’ – primarily great Americana with an occasional undertone of country blues"
—ROOTSVILLE, THE NETHERLANDS

The Mystix: Live Rhythm and Roots Playing Worldwide!

USA

SIRIUS XM The Loft
WUMB FM 91.9 Boston, MA
WXRV FM 92.5 "The River" Boston, MA
96.9 Trenton, NJ
NCPR FM 89.5 North Country Public Radio Canton, NY
KAXE FM 91.7 Grand Rapids, MN
WWUH FM 91.3 West Hartford, CT
WRUW FM 91.1 Cleveland, OH

OVERSEAS

Radio Krizevci 96.6 FM Krizevci, Croatia
Radio Teesdale 102.1 FM Durham, UK
Dublin City Radio 103.2 FM Dublin, Ireland
Compleet FM Radio 89.0 FM & 107.2 Noord Sharwoode, The Netherlands
La Locale Radio 97.3 FM St. Girons, France

Past Performances

Manager/Bookings

Jacques Hauray
jacques@themystix.com

Now Available!

Called A Roots Supergroup, THE MYSTIX continue to headline major venues throughout New England, performing their unique interpretations of the music of rural America, as well as inspired original material.

Their five 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. Noted for their impeccable musicianship as well as their soulful, spirited and lighthearted performances, THE MYSTIX's legendary, veteran lineup never fails to deliver a thrilling show.

Jo Lily - Guitar/Lead Vocals
Duke and the Drivers, The Mystix

Bobby Keyes - Guitar
Ben E. King, Jerry Lee Lewis, Fame Studios, Mary J. Blige, Lil Wayne, Robin Thicke

Matt Leavenworth - Fiddle
John Lincoln Wright, Maria Muldaur, Jerry Lee Lewis

Jesse Williams - Bass/Vocals
Al Kooper, Duke Robillard, Jay Geils, Amy Black

Marty Richards - Drums
J. Geils Band, Joe Perry Band, Kim Wilson, Blues Brothers

Annie Raines - Harp/Vocals
Paul Rishell, Susan Tedeschi, Tar Box Ramblers