JJ and The Mystics
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JJ and The Mystics

Austin, Texas, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2018 | SELF

Austin, Texas, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2018
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"Rising From The Roots of New Mexico"

“Rising From The Blues, Rock, And Roots Of New Mexico, JJ and The Mystics Release "Golden Shore"”

JJ started playing guitar at age 5 while growing up in central New Mexico. Passed down by his father, who also happened to be his greatest musical influence, he began learning the styles of blues, jazz and southern country rock hoping to inspire and uplift his listeners of all walks of life. In 2018, JJ came together with drummer Geno Jones and keyboardist and bassist Norman Toy alongside recent additions percussionist Devin Myers, bassist Jeff Garcia, flutist Bonnie Schmader, backup vocalist Abby Maxwell, and saxophonists John Gustafson and Chris Cushman to create the current incarnation of JJ and The Mystics. - Benzinga Staff Writer - AB Digital, Inc.


"JJ and The Mystics on KXNM Radio"

"healing and inspiration to you with Jam Band & Roots music infused with World, Mystical, Spiritual, and Sacred Sound overtones. Their music is where Bob Marley meets Zeppelin, meets Tedeschi Trucks with a splash of Meditation, and soul journey music." - kxnm radio - Bill Cochran - Sounds of Central New Mexico- kmxr radio


"Rising From The Blues, Rock, And Roots Of New Mexico, JJ and The Mystics Release “Golden Shore”!"

JJ started playing guitar at age 5 while growing up in central New Mexico. Passed down by his father, who also happened to be his greatest musical influence, he began learning the styles of blues, jazz and southern country rock hoping to inspire and uplift his listeners of all walks of life. In 2018, JJ came together with drummer Geno Jones and keyboardist and bassist Norman Toy alongside recent additions percussionist Devin Myers, bassist Jeff Garcia, flutist Bonnie Schmader, backup vocalist Abby Maxwell, and saxophonists John Gustafson and Chris Cushman to create the current incarnation of JJ and The Mystics.



Released on March 10, their latest album “Golden Shore” features 10 tracks designed to evoke joy and inspire listeners to laugh, cry and smile. An enjoyable extension of the success of their 2019 release “I Hold Your Hand”, JJ and The Mystics are establishing themselves at the forefront of a special brand of creative meditation.

The album offers poetic and uplifting songs designed to help listeners connect in a deep fashion. Ethereal instrumentals provide the wall of sound behind a deep set of inspiring vocals and lyrics that connect to humans of all cultures on a very personal level. Their most ambitious project to date, “Golden Shore” provides an array of musical perspectives and musical arrangements that challenge conventional views of contemporary genres.

“Golden Shore” was recorded with Bill Palmer from Torreon Studios in Santa Fe, New Mexico and band member Norman Toy’s studio in Sandia Park, New Mexico and Bud Bremner at Coastal Mastering Studios in Vancouver, BC. The album is a beautifully engineered release that reflects the passion of each member involved. Committed to spreading their message throughout 2020 and beyond, JJ and The Mystics plan to tour extensively in the Southwest US and working on an upcoming 2021 release.



Music fans can check out “Golden Shore” streaming for free on major music vendors as well as the JJ and The Mystics Official Website http://www.jjandthemystics.com In addition, free downloads and updates will be available at https://mailchi.mp/jjandthemystics.com/list. Committed to spreading a message of love, peace and acceptance, join JJ and The Mystics’ journey to unite through rock and roll by keeping an eye out for upcoming fundraisers and updated tour dates. - Artis Newswire


"Into The Mystic: JJ & The Mystics New Record"

Help Launch JJ and The Mystics' New Awakening Roots Record
Music is healing! A force and echo of the spirit...

I'm JJ Raschel, founder, Singer-Songwriter & Guitarist of JJ and The Mystics. Most of you may know us from our first album 'Golden Shore' - a blues rock reggae journey! We've been fortunate to be making music for and with you guys for the last several years, and the time has come to take our next steps!

Since moving from my native home of New Mexico over into Texas, I've been blessed to partner with some really talented people. I can't tell you guys how excited I am to bring new music to your ears!

The New Record
THIS NEW RECORD IS STRAIGHT FROM THE ROOTS...

"MYSTIC ROOTS"

The music on this album is from the poetry and inspiration of so many experiences of struggle and perserverance in these crazy times we live in. It is a call to inspire those who know of a brighter way to rise up and take place as leaders, and warriors of peace, love and spirit! ONE LOVE!

The Ask
We're asking for your support to help make it happen! As most of you know, the last 18 months has not been kind to the music industry. We want to lift your spirits by getting a new record into your hands, but we'll need your help to make it happen.

The Perks
We've got some really cool perks available to choose as a token of gratitude for your support! Check out the various packages we have on offer and choose the one that's the best fit for you.

From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU so much for your support. We literally couldn't do this without you and can't wait to share new music with you soon! - Indiegogo/ Edgewater Music Group/ JJ and The Mystics


"Sounds of Central New Mexico"

JJ and The Mystics are based in Edgewood, NM and bring healing and inspiration to you with Jam Band & Roots music infused with World, Mystical, Spiritual, and Sacred Sound overtones. Their music is where Bob Marley meets Zeppelin, meets Tedeschi Trucks with a splash of Meditation, and soul journey music.

Band Members includes JJ Raschel- Vocals & Guitar, Norman Toy- Bass & Keyboards, Geno Jones- Drums. Contact JJ and The Mystics at jjraschelmusic@gmail.com

Sounds of Central New Mexico is hosted by Bill Cochran, a musician with the Tijeras-based band, Reverend E & The Vagrants.

​On Demand Performance - KXNM archives the Sounds of Central New Mexico as MP3 files, allowing you to listen to your favorite shows on demand, whenever you choose. Click on the Link below to hear JJ and The Mystics originally broadcast on March 5, 2021.
https://www.kxnm.org/jj-and-the-mystics-352021.html - KXNM Radio


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As a lifelong musician JJ's love for performing, writing and connecting with people through the spirit of music started with humble beginnings of his jam room at his Grandma's house as a teenager. Playing local shows in New Mexico with numerous groups he founded throughout the years, and finally starting his new project JJ and The Mystics playing hundreds of shows around the Southwest.

He has now moved his family to Austin, Texas where he is bringing his positive vibes music to the Texas scene after his 2020 album release 'Golden Shore'! He has since recorded a brand new EP- SOUL TRIBE releasing through Sony Orchard on June 3 2022. Recorded at the acclaimed Edgewater Music Group in Sugar Land, TX.

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