New Mystix Unplugged Shows in 2018

Following the success of their December show, The Mystix Unplugged will 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 the Charles

July 21 at Maudslay Arts Center

And more to come! Don’t miss out! Check our Calendar page for details and new dates.

Mystix Unplugged Show a Success!

The very first Mystix Unplugged show was an tremendous success! The band’s new format was very warmly received and the excellent reception ensured that the quartet will continue to perform throughout 2018.

Listen to these live songs from the show and see for yourself!

Take It Slow

Prodigal Son

That’s How Much I Love You

Meet the New Mystix Unplugged Band Members

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 Unplugged

After a planned hiatus for band members to reboot their creative energies and explore other projects, THE MYSTIX are performing as THE MYSTIX UNPLUGGED, a quartet headed by band leaders Joe Lilly and Bobby Keyes, with an emphasis on their own songwriting and the songs of artists they admire.

Don’t miss THE MYSTIX as they return in an intimate acoustic-based format, featuring their notable musicianship and soulful, spirited and lighthearted performance style.

Performance is on Saturday, December 2 at Portsmouth Book and Bar

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!

lonesome-highway

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!

Original Mystix 2015
Original Mystix 2015

Upcoming Shows

  • Saturday, May 12, 2018
    Porstmouth Book & Bar

    40 Pleasant St
    Portsmouth, NH 03801
    603.427.9197

  • Friday, June 1, 2018
    The Castle on the Charles
    8:00 PM

    19 Charles St.
    Rochester, NH 03867
    http://www.castlenh.com/upcoming-events.html

  • Saturday, July 21, 2018
    Maudslay Arts Center

    92 Curzon Mill Road
    Newburyport MA 01950

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

Past Performances

Manager/Bookings

Jacques Hauray
jacques@themystix.com

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