“Forever a favorite – sublime!” - Johnny Depp on Coward's Path
“If you have ever considered committing suicide at happy hour, Mishka Shubaly is the singer-songwriter for you. You will drink yourself into a bottomless pit of
despair, tap-dancing all the way.” - Doug Stanhope
On October 2, acclaimed author, musician, and songwriter Mishka Shubaly will release Coward's Path via Invisible Hands Music. The album is his third solo effort and follows his time with NYC's punk band Freshkills.
Shulaby is an acclaimed author who has written six best-selling kindle singles (with a full-length memoir out in March on PublicAffairs) and has 20+ years of experience abusing drugs and alcohol.
Recently, Death and Taxes premiered the album's latest single "New Jersey Valentine's Day Orphan Blues." Listen to the track here.
The album is a document of Shubaly’s wasted years, a eulogy for alcoholism and addiction. It's comprised of twelve tracks of drinking songs, snapshots from a life careening out of control — tunes about death and darkness and failure and the cold comfort of oblivion. Somehow, it's also incredibly funny.
In 2008, Shubaly's life imploded. In 2007, he had won a great fan and advocate, the renegade comedian Doug Stanhope. Stanhope flew him all over the country, playing the biggest shows of his life. But his appetite for drugs, alcohol, and chaos alienated even Stanhope. After losing a series of jobs, bands, friends, and girlfriends, Shubaly finally bottomed out. In the spring of 2009, he got sober.
Five years later, he’s returned with a vengeance. He recorded the bare bones of Coward's Path on an 8-track reel-to-reel in an unheated, condemned squat in Long Island City in 2008, then sat on those basic tracks for years.
US Tour Dates:
9/4 – San Diego, CA – Awesomefest 2015
9/5 – Phoenix, AZ – ThirdSpace
9/6 – Tucson, AZ – Che’s Lounge
9/7 – Bisbee, AZ – The Stock Exchange
9/9 – El Paso, TX – Rock House
9/10 – Austin, TX – Opal Divines Penn Field w/ Jay Whitecotton
9/11 San Antonio, TX – Blind Tiger @ Magic Time Machine w/ Jay Whitecotton
9/12 – Arlington, TX – Sunshine Bar
w/ Mike Wiebe from Riverboat Gamblers, Brian Breckenridge, Jay Whitecotton
9/13 – Denton, TX – Rubber Gloves w/ Ron Babcock, Mike Wiebe from Riverboat Gamblers, Brian Breckenridge, Jay Whitecotton
9/14 – OKC, Oklahoma – TBA
9/15 – Amarillo, TX – Leftwoods Bar w/ Michael Dean Damron
9/16 – Colorado Springs, CO – Triple Nickel
9/17 – Denver, CO – Three Kings
9/23 – Portland, OR – Dante’s
9/24 – Seattle, WA – Funhouse w/ Star Anna
9/30 – Yakima, WA – The Seasons w/ Star Anna
10/2 – Brooklyn, NY – Grand Victory **with very special guests
10/3 – Brooklyn, NY – the Wick w/ GIRAFFES
10/5 – New York, NY – Hi Fi
10/7 – Ellensburg, WA – Old Skool w/ Star Anna
10/8 – Spokane, WA – Jones Radiator w/ Star Anna
10/9 – Portland, OR – Fluff ‘n’ Gravy w/ Star Anna
10/10 – Salem, OR – Level B Theatre w/ Andy Andrist & Eric Alexander Moore
Find up-to-date tour information here: http://www.mishkashubaly.com/events/