Mishka was described by Johnny Depp as “Forever a favourite – sublime!” and by Doug Stanhope as “My personal hero!” Shubaly himself calls his work a “collection of depressing, alcoholic, nihilistic songs” and, whilst he’s correct, there’s hope here too amongst the piles of broken bottles, promises, dreams and bones. As Classic Rock Blues observed, “His brand of self-loathing bar-floor blues is about truths that are never pure, rarely simple, and often darkly amusing”. Blues In Britain hailed his “Brutally frank dispatches from the gutter”.
Shubaly himself is a fully paid-up Anglophile and looking forward to the tour.
“I feel an unusual kinship with the English. Like you, I find Donald Trump terrifying and America worth mocking, even on a good day. I enjoy the fine foods available at your Tesco Express restaurants. And I feel so well-loved there, it's almost like the English have an intimate familiarity with drinking problems, depression, and a pervasive sense of personal failure. Plus, you guys call salad ‘rocket’! That's fucking awesome!”
In August / Sept 2017, musician, best-selling author and storyteller Mishka Shubaly, the artist behind the ‘Coward’s Path’ album and live collection ‘Never Touring Again’, will embark on another tour of the UK. He’ll be touring with fellow US act Birdcloud.