Thursday, June 18, 2009
FoundTrack's Winter '09 Collection (Track 21/22) Mishka - Above the Bones
Mishka - Above the Bones (Track 21 of 22)
Album - Above the Bones (Sample/Purchase)
Label - Keep Livin'
Photo By Doug Seymour
Mishka, the premiere artist from Mathew McConaughey's newly formed Just Keep Livin label, delivers deep reggae grooves and acoustic roots throughout his critically acclaimed third release, Above the Bones, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard's Reggae charts. Mishka spent most of his childhood on a boat in the Caribbean, traveling the oceans with his seafaring family, inevitably drawn to the music of his battery run cassette player, presenting anything from his parents love for Jimmy Buffet and the Beatles to his sisters infatuation with the Police and Roxy Music. But as soon as he heard Marley, Burning Spear and Jimmy Cliff he became addicted to roots reggae, Rastafari, inspiring him to use make music of his own. On this latest effort, Mishka has teamed up with the legendary Sly and Robbie guitarist Darryl Thompson, who brings forth his fine rock and blues background to the mix. We've featured the album's titled track, Above the Bones, a beautiful folk song about honoring our ancestors and their experiences and allowing that to inspire a prayer for the living . For more info. on how Matt/Mishka/and J.K. Livin came together, check out this interview/performance on Jimmy Kimmel live.
Mishka is currently on tour in the east coast through the end of July. Check his myspace for dates and details.