Lucky 13 with Reggae Sensation Mighty Mystic

“Without music, I would beLost! Music is a part of my DNA. It’s truly woven into the fabric of who I am, so without it, I wouldn’t be me. 

Music is a language. It can be simple or intricate, graceful or blunt but either way it tells a story with melody. 

My music makes me feel empowered! It gives me a great deal of strength knowing that the information in each song has been carefully thought of, researched and presented in a elegant yet fierce way that “we” the listener can be rest assured we are standing on solid ground within the music. 

I write the songs because there is so much information…so much change in the world…and I love being able to document it in a cool way and share it with the world. Because at the end of the day the inspiration came from them so it belongs to them. 

Support music because it belongs to all of us. It tells our story as human beings. It links us culturally. It was carved in caves thousands of years ago…it’s written in the wind…and it’s our duty to preserve it.”
~Mighty Mystic
  1. What was the first song you ever performed? 

It was probably a gospel song. My first experience with singing in front of a crowd was definitely in church that’s for sure.  

2. Did you come from a musical background? 

Yes, my mom sang with the church choir and from when I was old enough to talk I was singing in church as well. It’s kind of a rite of passage. 

3. What are your musical influences? 

The first time I heard Bob Marley’s music was when I was probably 5 years old and I can clearly remember how it made me feel at the time. I felt fearless! So Marley opened the door which lead to others coming in and influencing my musical path such as Peter Tosh, Dennis Brown, Barrington Levy, Buju Banton, Capelton, to Sizzla and even artists outside my genre like Mahalia Jackson, Sam Cooke and hip hop artists like Nas and Jay-Z. 

4. What are 3 things that you have to have with you at all times/never leave home without? 

I have to have my lip balm at all times! I have to keep the lips moisturized. I’m a singer! Secondly, I always have a pencil on me. I’m old school so I like to actually write lyrics down rather than type them in my phone or something like that. Lastly, I’d say my overall energy. Positive energy! You have to carry that positive energy everywhere you’s a key that opens seen and unseen doors. Having positive energy helps all around.

5. How would you describe your music to someone that has never heard you before? 

I would say my music is a reflection of daily life. I like to capture things that happen around us on an everyday basis. It’s like news about yourself, your community, your world, presented in a catchy, sometimes fierce sometimes elegant way. 

6. As a child growing up, music surrounds us; What type of music did you hear the most back then? How does it differ from what you listen to now?  

In my household I heard a lot of gospel, a lot of Country, American R&B and of course the classic reggae songs. I’m listening to more rougher and tougher reggae and a lot more hip hop these days. But, I love to mix things up and listen to other genres too.

7. What made you first realize you wanted to pursue a career in music? 

I knew I wanted to pursue music the day I discovered Bob Marley. I was just a little boy but I knew then that I had found my calling.   

8. If you had to describe your music in three or four words, what would you call it? 

Hard Roots Reggae.

9. What are your songs about? (What specific themes do they cover?)

History, life, people, love, struggle, perseverance to what’s going on in the world. I like to talk about real things, subjects that we can all relate to on a human level. 

10. How do you like to enjoy your relaxation time away from the music? 

Spending time with my family. I get great enjoyment from just being around my wife and kids and seeing their smiling faces it really recharges my battery.

11. Who does most of the songwriting? 

For the most part I do the majority of my song writing. My brother Stephen Thunder sometimes adds or edits things here or there regarding my songs.

12. Someone once said write what you would want to perform over and over. With that in mind, what song do you love to perform the most? 

Songs that get the audience dancing! Yes, I’m a message artist. But nothing gets me going more than seeing the fans dancing around with their hands waving in the air. So, I’ve learned to make songs that creates that type of energetic atmosphere while sprinkling the message within the song.

13. What are your up-to-date performance plans? New Releases? Tours? 

I’m releasing my fourth studio album Enter the Mystic on Friday, February 1, 2019 worldwide. I’ve released the first single “Salt” off of the album. To kick off the new album release, I’ll be touring in select cities this February 2019 performing songs from Enter the Mystic. I’m excited to see all my fans in each city rocking out along to the new music from the Enter the Mystic album and classic Mighty Mystic songs.

For more information:

Visit Mighty Mystic at and follow @MightyMystic on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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