About Talking Dreads
Since the 1980s, Mystic Bowie has been keeping the art of reggae alive, entertaining audiences from New York to Japan with his vibrant music and high-energy performances. From humble beginnings in Jamaica, Mystic has become one of reggae’s hardest working independent artists, compared to musical legends Jimmy Cliff, Lucky Dube, and Toots & the Maytals.
His latest project revives all those great Talking Heads songs you loved from the early 80's, and turns them into reggae masterpieces. From "Psycho Killer" to "Heaven," you'll be groovin' to New Wave and reveling in the brilliantly funky sounds that only Mystic and his band can conjure.
Mystic’s career to date can only be described as an impressive musical journey. In just 2009 alone, he averaged 217 performances, which included headliner appearances at the Tribal Funk Fest in Canada, the New Haven Arts & Ideas Festival, and the MIMA Music Festival in Brazil.
A testament to his drive to bridge the gap between genres, Mystic has enjoyed the fruits of countless collaborations far beyond his reggae roots. Since 1992, he has toured as the front man vocalist with the legendary Tom Tom Club, created by ex-Talking Heads Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz. He has also performed with a variety of funk and rock units including the B-52s, Trey Anastasio (Phish), and Widespread Panic.
Talking Dreads is quirky, novel, captivating, and just extremely cool.