Last night, I went out with friends to see Myshkin perform. I'd seen her once several years back, and have been listening to her CDs ever since. We are lucky to have her living and performing in Oregon. A poet, a treasure, a passionate gypsie of a singer. Her vocals make the hairs on my neck tingle, and I love the wild characters dancing through her song/stories. She often travels with a band, tho' performed solo last night-beautifully.
Her website offers this description:
Myshkin's Ruby Warblers is an ever-evolving crew of genius gamblers whose fort? range from tango to electronica, old time to modern classical to jazz, and each leave an imprint of their unique talents on the music. Myshkin plays an 80 year old martin tenor guitar, a vintage gibson six string, and a jumbo lowden acoustic. Her voice is her finest instrument though, and she wields it like a fortune teller, an acrobat, a hunter, a gift.
To get a sense of her style and range, click on Myshkin's free songs here.