x

Mingo Fishtrap / Press

“..the music of Mingo Fishtrap, takes inspiration from the rich history of these musical genres and applies them to today’s modern scene, creating a vibrantly lush, infectious and soulful record. In many ways, On Time is a bit of a timeless record — drop a needle on this record in the 60s and the record would feel at home rubbing elbows with The Doobie Brothers. Yet, place it in today’s scene and you could mix any track by Mingo Fishtrap in a playlist with anyone from Robert Randolph to Galactic to Tedeschi/Trucks.”

“Along with the live, homemade feel of the recordings, On Time is one of those rare albums where it’s hard for one or two songs to stand out because they all do. At the center of it all are Blevins’ vocals, who evokes all the great soul shouters but replicates none of them and like the old masters knows how to lift a good melody”

"Sly and the Family Stone and the Neville Brothers in one."

"Mingo Fishtrap has plenty of fresh twists and takes that make their tunes, both on disc and live, much more rewarding than retro or throwback acts."

"Masters of music and entertainment, the music was tight, the tunes were big and moving. This is the kind of band that will swallow you with their talent. The music turns and twists, it curls up inside of you, this is a band you cannot ignore."

"...one of the hottest live bands in the country."

"If what James Brown supposedly said was true - "the one thing that can solve most of our problems is dancing" - then Mingo Fishtrap has plenty of business to take care of in our nation's capital."

“Few musical acts walk the style tightrope of Austin’s Mingo Fishtrap, whose music has some Motown snap, crossed with wrenching soul, all delivered with a grit that would give sandpaper competition.”

"...tight 'n' punchy horns, deep rhythms, restless melodies, and emotive singing has garnered Mingo justified respect as a live powerhouse."