Gypsy Mitchell’s After 50 years as a sideman, Dallas gospel & funk guitarist Gypsy Mitchell takes center stage at C-Boy’s for four Thursday nights in September (Sept 8, 15, 22, and 29). He will premiere new material he is recording at Arlyn Studios with his Austin-based band, which includes Zach Ernst, Jenny Carson, Scott Nelson, Goldie Pipes and Matt Strmiska. 10pm shows with John Branch at midnight. His psychedelic guitar was first heard on record in 1970, when he co-wrote and recorded “Walking On” and “Speak to Me” with Dallas gospel funk act The Relatives. This highly-collectible 45 was reissued on the 2009 Heavy Light compilation “Don’t Let Me Fall,” and later as a single by Daptone. Aside from a stint touring with Buddy Ace in the 1980s, he mainly performed in the Dallas area before rejoining The Relatives in 2016.
On the grimy streets of Henderson, TX, resources and culture are scant. From the trash pile of castaway sounds found rusting in the back alleys, gambling dens and houses of ill-repute, a new music was forged. When bandleader Jason Crisp asked Dick Clark to describe Nitrons sound, he quickly said, “Hey, punk, get the hell out of my garage!” Maybe most accurately described as a drunken burlesque dancer swinging a second hand surfboard around in a Guitar Center, one thing can be said for certain: all members of the band have had showers this week.