For Mystics Anonymous, 2018 was a year bookended by two things: in February, we played a full-band show at the wonderful Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center right here in Greenfield. There, we played some tried-and-true favorites, as well as a brand new song and a few surprise, first-time covers, the latter of which was “He’s Gone” by the Grateful Dead. A surprise indeed! You can hear it right here:
On the other side of the year, Mystics released its free annual holiday single. This year, I decided I wanted to do a “surf instrumental” version of Winter Wonderland. These tracks are always fun to make, and they provide an excuse to jump in the studio and bang something out without thinking about it too much. No mean feat. You can hear that track, and download it for free, right here:
Other than those bookends, most of 2018 was simply myself woodshedding when I had the time. There are a bunch of new songs in progress, and you can hear a few of them in just a few weeks—on January 14th, I will be playing a Mystics duo show—with the great Steve Koziol—at The 413 in Easthampton, MA. It’s an early show, starting at 7 pm, and we’ll be playing a couple of my new songs, as well as some surprise covers. Hope to see you there and elsewhere in 2019!
As always, thanks for your support!