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Mystik Fool is the alias and music project of Galen Deery, a multi-instrumentalist songwriter from the foothills of the Appalachian mountains in Pennsylvania. Founded in 2018, the project continued to grow as the music was shared. With a full band, Mystik Fool is fronted by a ukulele. During solo appearances the show transforms into a live looping experience where Galen builds each song from the ground up. The name Mystik Fool came from a few pivotal moments during adolescence. The way of a mystic, as defined in the dictionary, is "one who believes in the spiritual apprehension of truths that are beyond the intellect". And the fool being defined as "a person who acts unwisely or idiotically”. So what is a mystic fool? Or better yet, what does a Mystik Fool sound like?
The self-proclaimed genre, “Spirit Jam”, has been coined due to the surplus of styles coming together from Rock to Reggae, Pop to Folk, and medicine music to prog. With all of these influences, Mystik Fool brings a message to reintroduce a seemingly lost idea of living through love. Attempting to revive this idea, he has toured across the US (including Alaska & Hawaii), parts of Europe opening for acts such as Trevor Hall, Matisyahu, Dirtwire, The Ries Brothers, Kyle Smith, Sensi Trails and more.
In 2019, PurePop Publishing (Moby) signed on with their debut single "Shine" pushing the band out into the spotlight, attracting attention from HeavyHitters Music to sign on with multiple tracks being placed in the popular day-time soap Opera "Young and the Restless". Their debut album “Spirit of the Redwoods” came out in the fall of 2020. A collection of 14 songs produced by two-time grammy nominated drummer/producer Kevin Soffera. They’re single “I’m on my way” dropped a year later with Producer Jeff Martin (Trevor Hall). Mystik Fool plans to tour and release their next album during 2023. Enjoy and follow the band on socials and on Spotify. See you soon!