THE MYSTIX are recognized for their unique interpretation of Americana reaching back to the blues and gospel music of the ’20s, as well as their inspired original compositions. Over the years, they have garnered many loyal and enthusiastic fans throughout the world.
The band was formed in 2002 by acclaimed R&B vocalist/songwriter Jo Lily (former lead singer Sam Deluxe, of the iconic New England group Duke and the Drivers) and consummate jazz guitarist Bobby B Keyes (well-known L.A. session guitarist and writer). Over the years, THE MYSTIX has included a revolving group of the top Boston studio and touring musicians, featuring such talents as Marty Richards (Gary Burton, Peter Wolf), Jerry Portnoy (Muddy Waters, Eric Clapton) and Jesse Williams (Duke Robillard, North Mississippi All-Stars).
Their newest album Can’t Change It, produced by legendary drummer Marco Giovanni (Robert Plant, Emmylou Harris, Nora Jones) brings a fresh, new sound to their crafted and polished approach, keeping true to the mission of bringing Americana, deep soul, country blues, and originals as only THE MYSTIX can interpret them.
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 Giovanni 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.