Concert preview: Author/musician Mishka Shubaly sets his life to song
In recent years, Mishka Shubaly has received more attention as an author than a musician, penning a series of Kindle Singles highlighted by “The Long Run,” a mini-memoir tracing his transformation from addict to ultra-runner that has now sold more than 80,000 copies.
With his forthcoming full-length LP Cowards Path, Shubaly makes a strong case for his music, applying his pleasantly conversational vocals to a series of autobiographical, lived-in tracks that alternate between hilarious and heartbreaking. Themes familiar to his writing crop up — namely the strong pull of addiction, unnerving self-doubt and learning how to again stitch together a life — but Shubaly’s charming irreverence prevents things from ever feeling bogged down.
Star Anna and Lou Poster also perform.
Photo courtesy of the artist
Ace of Cups
8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13
2619 N. High St., Campus