Respect! The Americana blues-roots band THE MYSTIX’s first live album is remarkably good. Many of the tracks, sung with Jo Lily’s whiskey-weathered, rasping voice, leap right out at you, delivering great moments. Again on this CD, titled Rhythm and Roots, as with previous productions the singer, songwriter, and guitarist is the focal point of the seasoned Sextet from Boston. Praised as the ‘Roots Supergroup’, the band presents a supple, wonderfully varied, tried and true mix of Americana, blues, and country, ending after an hour and 15 minutes of playing time with the Johnny Cash classic “Cry, cry, cry”, leaving listeners more than happy, in fact completely satisfied.