Time Machine Music

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Serbian Review!

The Mystix: Mighty Tone
Mystix Eyes Records / Hemifran
2012. CD
roots music / blues
USA
—Branimir Lokner – Time Machine Music

“Undoubtedly, it is recommended to everyone, and not just if you’re blues and roots music fan.”

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HiFi City

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Hungarian Review!

The Mystix: Mighty Tone
September 23, 2012
— HiFi City

“…it would not be surprising to find one or two tracks of the repertory appearing as the soundtrack of an American family film in the near future.”

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Blabber ‘N’ Smoke

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UK Review!

The Mystix: Mighty Tone
Mystix Eyes Records
— Blabber ‘n’ Smoke

“…much of the fun to be had on this, their fourth album, is simply listening to a great bunch of musicians locking into a groove and bouncing off of each other. The other delight is in front man Jo Lily’s vocals which accommodate Chicago style blues and Opry styled country effortlessly.”

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Flying Shoes Review

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UK Review!

The Mystix: Mighty Tone
Mystix Eyes Records
— John Davy – Flyinshoes Review

“…In a true case of “all killer, no filler”, every track here is something special; the band describes this as “music of celebration, innovation and revelation”, and they’re right on all counts. Every aspect of this production has stellar quality, an exceptionally fine capsule of the last century of American music”

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Rootstime

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Belgian Review!

rootstime09-mystix“…Surrounded by these fantastic musicians, Jo Lily delivers one beautiful song after another. Great songs full of nostalgia but at the same time very modern. This all makes The Mystix the mirror of a new brand of Americana-roots in the 21st Century.”

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Roots Highway

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Italian Review!

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“…The Mystix are back again with a no strings attached groovy, crude and blunt music. We do not question the two evident passions of this “Regional Sensation” Super Group made of well ironed session musicians as they’ve been defined in the Boston media. Their two obvious passions are a massive dose of electric Chicago blues and a romantic swing directly inspired from the Southern tradition.”

“…The Mystix are scoring points thanks to their devotion and their irreproachable taste. Their music is true and real and overflows with rhythm.”

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Mazz Muzikas

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The Mystix / Blue Morning / Mystix Eyes 323
MazzMusikaS Free-zine 84

–Marc Nolis

Dutch Review!

Second cd from The Mystix, the group with super talents Jo Lily, Bobby Keyes, Marty Ballou, Marty Richards and Dennis McDermott, with help from piano player Kenny White (except for the slow Change In Jane: Steve Burke). The cd is no more or less than the successor to their debut, way full of great old rock and roots songs. Two covers, a joyful version of Jimmy Reeds I’m A Love You and a rootsy cover of the Traveling Wilburys’ Rattled, but then nothing else than originals from Jo alone or in cooperation with Bobby.

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Mazz Muzikas

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The Mystix
Jan 15, 2007
—Marc Nolis – MazzMusicas #61

Dutch Review!

Supergroups, do they still exist? For sure, and this is one that any real roots lover would lick his fingers over. Read and shiver: Jo Lily (vocals and guitars — ex. Sam Deluxe and Duke & the Drivers), Bobby Keyes (guitar — Fame Studio, Ben E. King, Jerry Lee Lewis . . . ), Marty Ballou (bass — John Hammond, Duke Robillard, Roomful of Blues . . . ), Dennis McDermott (drums — Donald Fagen, Boz Scaggs, Shawn Colvin, Graham Parker . . . ), and Crispin Cioe (sax — Uptown Horns, Rolling Stones, James Brown, Solomon Burke, Lou Reed . . . ), assisted by pianist Kenny White (Linda Ronstadt, Dwight Yoakam, Aaron Neville, Peter Wolf . . . ).

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