"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
June 3: Cruise Night at Burger Time (on Orchard just south of the Hillcrest Plaza Shopping Center. Look for the hot rods and classic cars.) These are always fun - drive-in food, classic cars and classic rock and roll. Bring your honey, your kids, your grandkids and your lawn chair. We play from 6 to 9 p.m.
July 8: Cruise Night 2 at Burger Time, 6 to 9 p.m.
July 22: Tentative: Details TBA.
August 12: Boise High School Class of 1967 Reunion, Stone House. (Private event)
Sept. 23, Freedom BrewFest, Caldwell Memorial Park
Sept. 30: Cruise Night 3 at Burger Time, 6 to 9 p.m.
October 15: Three Bands for Blind Kids. We'll be joining Gerry and the Dreambenders and the Hoochie Coochie men for a benefit for the blind children of Idaho at the Mardi Gras Ballroom. All the bands are donating their time for this great cause, sponsored by the Idaho chapter of the National Federion of the Blind. Information, tickets: nfbidaho.org/3bands
Have you heard the Mystics LATELY? The group is expanding its repertoire with songs by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, the Who, the Chambers Brothers, Timbuk3, the Smithereens, Bob Dylan, George
Harrison, the Dave Clark Five 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.