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Can't Change It
"Jumper On The Line"

Produced by: Marco Giovino 
Featuring: Luther Dickinson, Cody Dickinson, and the North Mississippi Allstars
The Mystix ® 2020

The Band

Beholden to No Genre

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Jo always had a strong Latin rhythm in his mind when he wrote Another Kind of Love in the early 2000s. The track was shelved for a few years while Jo ironed out club material. The track found life when Bobby and Jo formed The Mystix and started gigging steadily. Playing beside them were Marty Richards on drums, Marty Ballou on the bass, and Tom West hammering the keyboards. We knew that the track was clicking from working the club scene and chose to record it at Bobby’s studio in Saugus on all analog equipment. Although the band has not performed this particular tune in some time, Jo thinks it might be time to bring it back to our live venues.

All the best,
Jo Lily (Vocals, Writer)

Album: Blue Morning

Release Date 06/01/07

"Greatest swamp band you've probably never heard"

-Chicago Sun Times


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Can't Change It


Can’t Change It features twin lead guitars of Bobby B Keyes and Duke Levine, coupled with the unique vocals of Jo Lily. The rhythm section features Marco Giovino on drums and Marty Ballou on stand up bass, as well as an outstanding lineup of guest appearances, including the North Mississippi All-Stars, the legendary Charlie McCoy, famous British pedal steel player B.J. Cole (“Rocket Man”), and keyboardist extraordinaire Tom West.