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The Mystix are joined by the North Mississippi All-Stars in performing this R.L. Burnside song. Together the two bands create their own interpretation of this swampy classic, featuring Luther Dickinson on the slide and Cody Dickinson on the electric washboard.

All the best,
Jo Lily (Vocals, Writer)

Album: Can't Change It

Release Date 08/07/20

"Greatest swamp band you've probably never heard"

-Chicago Sun Times


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a bona fide gem

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Album is divided into a bluesy half and an Americana half

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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.