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“Kymystry Returns To Freebird For The First Time In 4 Years At one time they regularly played the Beaches-area club circuit, but things have changed for the local rock band Kymystry. "We play for the love of music," said bassist Charlie Atkinson. "The past couple of years, we have backed off from the bar scene." But Kymystry will perform a show tonight at Freebird Live. It has been four years since the band, which formed in 1989, has played a show at the Jacksonville Beach nightclub. "We are really excited to be playing there again," Atkinson said. "We'll be performing mostly original material." Besides Charlie Atkinson, Kymystry features Charlie's wife, Nadine Atkinson, on vocals; Scott Selph on guitar; and Charlie Ost on drums. Read more...”

“It was January 8th and Kymystry started the show somewhere around 5 PM, and it was a Southern rock throw down from that moment on. Nadine “Wailer” Atkinson lead the band through a set of absolutely great original tunes, then settled in for a nice set of covers that included - of course - some Skynyrd, old and new (including a nice reading of “Preacher Man”), and one of my favorite 38 Special tunes “Stone Cold Believer,” on which I was asked to join in for some fun backing vocals. At the end of the song I felt the hand of God on my shoulder, and without any plan whatsoever, began an acapella “Amazing Grace,” with Nadine joining me. It was quite a spiritual moment for me...”

“Not all bands that come out of Jacksonville Fla. have that standard three guitar attack and if you are looking for some new music with a edge have I found a band for you. "Kymystry" is anything but a standard southern band, and even if the tell-tale Y's in their name lead you to think this is just another Jacksonville spin band, think again. When they hit you with the first notes you are set back on your heels and reeling from the energy that they are throwing at you. From the drum roll that starts this set off they are in complete control of the listener and you can't wait for more...”