"NOW AND THEN' CDS ALMOST SOLD OUT. The Record Exchange is down to a handful of our CDs. If you'd like to get one as a Christmas gift for the classic-rock fan on your list, now's the time!
MYSTICS CD: Our first-ever full-length CD, NOW & THEN, includes 13 original songs by the current group and the two on the Mystics 45 rpm record from 1966. Available at our gigs, the Record Exchange and on CDBABY.COM: http://cdbaby.com/cd/themystics1
Burger Time has closed, but Chef Lou at Westside Drive-ins has stepped up to the plate. We and the Hoochie Coochie Men will be playing there this summer. Our dates are:
May 5: Westside Drive-in: Come celebrate Cinco de Mayo with classic rock and roll, classic cars and classic creations from Chef Lou's kitchen.
June 2: Westside Drive-in.
July 7: Westside Drive-in. Stay tuned for details on which Westside - Park Center or State Street.
Sept. 22: Capital High School Class of 1968 Reunion; Hillcrest Country Club.
October 18: Sapphire Room, Riverside Hotel (private anniversary party).
Have you heard the Mystics LATELY? The group is expanding its repertoire with songs by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, the Who, the Smithereens, Huey Lewis and the News, Bob Dylan, George
Harrison, The Traveling Wiburys and others, plus "new" (meaning we've never done them till this year) songs by the Beatles, Rolling Stones and other artists. Check us out!
MYSTICS MAILING LIST: A mailing list is such a good idea that it's ridiculous we haven't thought of it before. To add your name to the list and receive e-mail updates on the group's upcoming gigs and other activities, send your e-mail address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
MYSTICS' 50TH: Our 50th Anniversary party was a hit in every way. Over 500 people attended, and $4,000 was raised for the Idaho Food Bank. Former Mystics Rich Smith, Tom McMeekan, Justin Bonner and Dave Robinette joined us onstage to play some tunes, and original Mystics Scott Eberhart and Dean Jackson also helped us celebrate. It was the first time some of had played music together in decades. Thanks to all for a night we'll never forget.
BOOK NOW FOR PRIVATE PARTIES, HOLIDAY PARTIES, FUND-RAISERS, REUNIONS, WEDDING RECEPTIONS, ETC. Whatever your event, we're up for it. Several members of the group play in other bands as well, so dates can go quickly. E-mail email@example.com for rates and information.
A MAGICAL NIGHT: It's been a few years, but we're leaving it on the site because it was magical. An all-time highlight for us was opening for British Invasion stars Chad and Jeremy at the Egyptian Theater. With Peter and Gordon, Chad and Jeremy were the most popular British duo of the 1960s. Sponsored by the East Boise Rotary Club, the concert raised $16,500 for a charity that builds desperately needed schools in Taliban-controlled countries. Boise radio icon Del Chapman opened the evening, and the Mystics and Chad and Jeremy -- two of the nicest, most talented guys you could meet -- combined for a three-hour show of music, stories and humor. Del has since passed away, so we were fortunate to have had a chance to reconnect with him. Lots of early Mystics and other friends were on hand for a night none of us will never forget.