Musician, best-selling author and storyteller Mishka Shubaly has announced UK tour dates alongside fellow US act Birdcloud, following the release of album 'Coward's Path' and live collection 'Never Touring Again'. Mishka was described by Johnny Depp as "Forever a favourite - sublime!" and by Doug Stanhope as "My personal hero!" Shubaly himself calls his work a "collection of depressing, alcoholic, nihilistic songs" and, whilst he's correct, there's hope here too amongst the piles of broken bottles, promises, dreams and bones. As Classic Rock Blues observed, "His brand of self-loathing bar-floor blues is about truths that are never pure, rarely simple, and often darkly amusing". Blues In Britain hailed his "Brutally frank dispatches from the gutter". Shubaly himself is a fully paid-up Anglophile and looking forward to the tour. "I feel an unusual kinship with the English. Like you, I find Donald Trump terrifying and America worth mocking, even on a good day. I enjoy the fine foods available at your Tesco Express restaurants. And I feel so well-loved there, it's almost like the English have an intimate familiarity with drinking problems, depression, and a pervasive sense of personal failure." As well as writing and performing music, Shubaly is a celebrated best-selling author with six No.1 Kindle Singles, translated into four languages with nearly 200,000 units sold. Shubaly's last collection had a foreword by Jeff Bezos; his current book, I Swear I'll Make It Up to You, described by The Guardian as "a great book with a great title" is out now in hardback. Now clean and sober, and teaching at Yale Summer Session, Shubaly has replaced self-destruction with extreme marathon running [100 kilometre races].
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