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.

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.

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