Into The Mystic
The Van Morrison Experience
About The Band
Spanning over 5 decades, the musical catalogue and work of Van Morrison has been a steady stream of inspiration for musicians and countless others who choose to include them in the soundtracks of our their lives. “With one of the most revered catalogues in music history and his unparalleled talents as composer, singer and performer Morrison’s past achievements loom large. But, as throughout his extraordinary career, how that past informs his future achievements and still stirs excitement and keen anticipation”
Drawing from his complete collection of works, “Into the Mystic”, seeks to recreate the spirit and energy of Morrison’s Music and pay respects to a man who himself is a hard act to catch and most humbly follow in 2018. Bridging this gap, 8 piece- Into the Mystic, Led by vocalist Justin Panigutti (formerly of Bearquarium), is comprised of some of the area’s finest musicians and portrayers, coming together to produce an evening of Van Morrison’s finest work and promising to be a musical experience not to disappoint.
Word on the Street
"Former Bearquarium vocalist Justin Panigutti leads a project called Into the Mystic: A Tribute to Van Morrison. From the first time I heard Bearquarium many years ago, I always wondered what it would sound like if Panigutti were to sing Van the Man, since their vocal timbres are so alike. Then, shortly thereafter, I heard him doing just that while busking on Church Street one summer evening. And, holy hell, dude doesn't just sound like Van Morrison; I seriously think Panigutti should get his DNA tested to find out who his real grandfather is. It's that eerie.
-Dan Bolles, Seven Days
" Do you know the last time we were up past 8pm? It's been over 30 years, we had to stay and see what song you were going to play next"
-Self Described 80 something year old couple
"Not many have attempted to draw exclusively from Morrison’s vast canon – but a perfect match has been discovered, not far from the shores of Lake Champlain in Vermont: Justin Panigutti. He and his band do Van Morrison better than Van does on many occasions."
-Paul Kaza, The Columbian
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