515-B North McDonough St.
Decatur, GA, 30030
Doors 9:15 PM / Show 9:30 PM
Born in Bermuda and raised in the Caribbean, Mishka is a traveler and a sailor at heart. A free spirit, whose lyrics melodies and grooves, are reflections of the roots and culture in which he grew, Mishka’s music is Caribbean at the core, and yet it’s an eclectic sound that contains many elements and genres. From bass heavy roots reggae, to mellow acoustic ballads, songs of love, songs of social justice and consciousness, you have to hear for yourself and experience the music.
With 16 years of touring and recording under his belt, Mishka has seen many aspects of the music industry. From London to Hollywood, he has been on both major and independent labels, and his songs have been featured on sound tracks in films and t.v. all over the globe. Now fully independent, he continues to write and record, releasing titles on his own Mishka Music label.
Mishka has released five full length Albums to date including the eponymous Mishka in 1999, One Tree in 2005, Above the Bones in 2009, Talk About in 2010, The Journey in 2013, and EP’s Anything Anytime Anywhere in 2012 and Ocean Is My Potion in 2013 all of which have received critical acclaim around the world. In 2009 Mishka released a special digital only collection of acoustic songs entitled Guy With a Guitar which iTunes named the Best Singer Songwriter Collection of the Year.
Mishka’s 6th studio album Roots Fidelity is due to release September 18th. It was recorded and mixed with a stylistic approach of ’70’s dub/ reggae. It was recorded and produced by Mishka and his cousin Alec in Maui Hawaii, and mixed in the UK by the genius recording engineer Prince Fatty. It features one tune with collaborative vocals by the legendary Horseman, and many tunes with backing vocals by famous UK reggae singer Earl 16.
Mishka has performed with a wide cross section of top acts including: Dirty Heads, Michael Franti, Matisyahu, John Brown’s Body, Burning Spear, Slightly Stoopid, Pepper, Luciano, Sly and Robbie, The Roots, The Cat Empire, Gregory Isaacs, Donovan Frankenreiter, Anuhea, Paula Fuga, Jimmy Buffet, Kenny Chesney, Zac Brown and many more.
Mishka’s releases have charted around the globe including three releases reaching the #1 spot on Billboard Magazine’s Reggae chart. Mishka continues to tour extensively both solo and with his band playing clubs, theaters, and festivals all over America, Canada, Europe, Hawaii, and Japan.
CJ Reid is a creative and unique singer songwriter in Atlanta Georgia. Like a gifted chef, she blends many flavors of music ranging from folk, soul, world to jazz. Her brassy yet bold voice speaks the truth of the voiceless. Her lyrical content prolifically hits you in the face and heart. Her guitar riffs add a certain warmth and color giving forth high vibration, hope, inspiration and healing for all generations.
She was born in Taiwan, but she considers herself a Native Atlantan. Because she was a military child of the seventies, her exposure to various genres of music helped shape her musical journey. She was the co-founder of the band Cozmyk Embryo, a “soul alternative” band that captured the attention of the underground music scene in Atlanta. She has performed in various venues in Atlanta such as Eddie's Attic, The Apache Cafe, The Five Spot, and Gallery 72. She has graciously performed at several festivals including Music In the Park Atlanta, the Bob Marley Festival, and The Organic Festival.
Her music can be found on reverbnation. She is currently recording her highly anticipated album that is being produced with Atlanta's Gem, Khari Cabral Simmons, who has added his musical genius to various artists such as Julie Dexter, Heston, Donnie, and India Arie.
Although she has a vast taste in music, her influences have been more on a local level. “I know that many artists are influenced by pop icons, but I was influenced and inspired by my local heroes like Zafar, Pino Artee McKoy, Paige Lackey Martin, Ryan Wilson, Dashill Smith, Mausiki Scales, Khari Simmons, Julie Dexter, Joi, Doria Roberts, Dorothy Bell-Polk, Ingrid Sibley, Jill Rock Jones, Donnie, and Dionne Farris. These artists have given me the inspiration to create my own voice.” CJ Reid is a timeless vessel bringing humanity and humor to all in the form of “musical therapy” . . . one song at a time!