Name Myshkin Myshkin
Myshkin is an American singer-songwriter, touring and recording artist, composer and producer. She sings and plays acoustic and electric guitar, tenor guitar, mandolin and other instruments solo, in cooperation with other artists, and with her band. She is a native of Indiana where she was born to parents recently immigrated from the Netherlands. After studying theater in college she moved to New Mexico, and then spent some time traveling the U.S. before settling in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1993.
In New Orleans she recorded 5 albums of her own work, and appeared on many others. She was a member of The Road Dog Diva's, Ez Bake Organs, and the Mike West Band. Myshkin and Mike West toured as a duo for a decade, playing approximately 300 shows a year throughout the U.S., Europe, Canada and Australia, and were recipients of several of the city's music industry awards.
In 2001 Myshkin formed a new band, Myshkin's Ruby Warblers, with John Lutz on upright bass and Scott Magee on drums. The first record, Rosebud Bullets, was a well received farewell to New Orleans for Myshkin. She moved to Portland, Oregon. in 2002, followed by drummer Magee a year later. In Portland she began working with the electronic musician / producer Sailor Banks, with whom she released two albums Corvidae and Sigh Semaphore, concentrating on political and humanist themes.
Myshkin's Ruby Warblers continued to tour the US and Europe until 2008 when Myshkin left the city to co-found a permaculture community in Southern Oregon. There she built an earth walled studio, in which she recorded That Diamond Lust released in 2012.
In 2013 Myshkin met her future wife while on tour, and moved to Joshua Tree California to join her. Her current band includes Danny Frankel on drums, Damian Lester on upright bass, Jenny Qaqundah on cello, Lucio Menegon on guitar, Clint Stoker on sax and Scott Kisinger on trombone, performing under the name Myshkin or Myshkin Warbler. In 2016 she created Myshkin Warbler's Royal Rabble Circus, which debuted at the October 2016 Joshua Tree Music Festival.