a bona fide gem

So sweet to see a new Mystix album!!! They don’t release much, but it’s always high quality when they do. And the new ‘I Can’t Change It’ is a bona fide gem, bridging Americana blues, soul and rock with singer Jo Lily leading the way with wisdom-laced, warmly deep vocals that sound like a mix between modern-day Bob Dylan with touches of Howlin’ Wolf and Dr. John. Jo moves from outlaw blues to smokey mood pieces to stunning, soul-searching originals enriched by his fellow Mystix plus the Mississippi Allstars and Nashville harmonica legend Charlie McCoy. That’s one dynamite roster of talent. This album, which also includes Mystix-ified covers of Dylan, Stones and Jimmy Reed tracks, is their best effort yet.

 

– Steve Morse, The Boston Globe