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Mystie Chamberlin , who performs regularly under the ironic moniker Just Another Folk Singer, moved from Chicago to New York City in May of 2006 with only a bass guitar, a duffel bag, and a pillow. In 2004, before even moving to NYC, she imposed herself on a group of East Village Artists known as the Antagonist Movement, a group of artists in New York City who aim to push art, themselves, and each other to create.

Her first musical endeavor was in 2007 as a bass player with singer-songwriter Morgan Reeds , with whom she formed ThrowAway Grrls, an all girl garage punk band. Before breaking up, ThrowAway Girls, also known as TAG, performed two shows, the second one being a sold-out Saturday night at New York City’s Bowery Ballroom opening for 3 tribute bands: Pet Semetary, Tragedy, and Mr. Brownstone. After more than a few lapses in judgment, countless adventures, and a heartbreak or two, she estranged herself into her East Village apartment and began learning how to play guitar.

In 2008, she sang and played guitar in a handful of shows with her merch-girl business partner, fellow artist and bassist, Charlotte Eerie. The folk punk duo was billed cleverly as the Merch Grrls, since Mystie continuously worked as a merch girl for many New York and Chicago staples including Cameron McGill, Jesse Malin, The Dirty Pearls, and Marah.

By 2009, Mystie began performing as a solo musician, but she was surprised to discover herself plagued with all-encompassing stage-fright. Nevertheless, she kept plugging away in a determined, troubadoric, and Antagonistic fashion. One day late in October 2009, she received, a text message from her ex-non-boyfriend advising her that the old wisdom was one had to get 100 shows under one’s belt. She completed her 100th performance on February 26, 2010 opening for Jesse Malin & The St. Marks Social for his “Burning the Bowery” residency.

Her first demo (promo acetate) single, The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, was released May 18, 2010, and it was produced, recorded and arranged by Mark Suall (The Revelons, Alda-Reserve, Big Iron, Hillbilly Peckers, Andre Williams, and The Valentine Six).

On June 4, 2010 she sang a duet, a cover of Cinderella’s Shelter Me, with Tommy London of The Dirty Pearls. She also collaborated with local musician and songwriter Leah Lax on a song called Guitar and Heart Strings.

Likewise, Mystie struck up a musical partnership with David Fleming (aka David Jordan). The pair began collecting an array of instruments and recording devices and performing minimalist, stripped down songs sporadically in New York City anywhere a whim would strike them, including subway stations, a park, or a street. The alternative rock duo called themselves Teh Typos, a name which they appropriated from an online post by Rhett Miller.

Aside from music, Mystie continues working in various types of art including photography, video, graphic art, sketching, sculpture, and any craft that strikes her fancy. She has expanded her writing and participates regularly in writing workshops with Pamela Des Barres of the GTO’s.

-January 03, 2011

Just Another Folk Singer   Mystie Chamberlin, New York, United States

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