"Boston's best roots players get into the spotlight"
THE BOSTON HERALD
THE BOSTON PHOENIX
"I didn't understand what 'Americana' meant until I heard The Mystix"
DAVE PALMATER, WUMB 91.9, BOSTON
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.
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.
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.
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
Billy Mather – Bass
James Montgomery, John Lincoln Wright, Buddy Guy, Otis Rush, John Lee Hooker, Big Mama Thornton
Rick Nelson – Drums
Chip Taylor, The Platters, Sha-Na-Na All-Stars, Sleepy La Beef, Mitch Chakour, Noel Paul Stookey
Matt Leavenworth – Fiddle
John Lincoln Wright, Maria Muldaur, Jerry Lee Lewis
Former Mystix Greats
Over the years, The Mystix have performed with the following artists:
Marty Williams - J. Geils Band, Joe Perry Band, Kim Wilson, Blues Brothers
Marty Ballou - Jay McShann, Jimmy Witherspoon, and Herb Ellis
Tom West - Peter Wolf, Benjamin Orr, Susan Tedeschi, Betty Harris, Duke Levine, and Billy Novick
Jesse Williams - Al Kooper, Duke Robillard, Jay Geils, Amy Black
Jerry Portnoy - Muddy Waters Blues Band, the Legendary Blues Band, The Streamliners, the Eric Clapton Band
Annie Raines - Paul Rishell, Susan Tedeschi, Tar Box Ramblers
Matt Leavenworth - John Lincoln Wright, Maria Muldaur, Jerry Lee Lewis