Texas Music Magazine calls Mingo Fishtrap “the space where melodic pop meets gritty Memphis soul, with a twist of N'awlins funk.” That space is growing like kudzu vine on the Mississippi Delta, crisscrossing the country with a deep, tenacious groove and a sanctified mission to shake your soul.
With a sound dancing with horn-fueled Motown pop, Mingo Fishtrap brings the flavor of 1967 to 2014. What's old is new again; with young audiences flocking to see their live shows, and critics giving rave reviews, Mingo’s inspired, high-energy live show encourages audience participation. Band founder and lead singer/guitarist Roger Blevins Jr. says, “Blues, soul and R&B is the common denominator of pop music. People around the world know that sound—Chess, Stax, Motown, Muscle Shoals—as part of the soundtrack to their lives.”
MFT strikes a funky groove and make no bones about it. On Saturday evening at El Chorro, we will be on our feet shakin' it. If Mingo Fishtrap can't make you shake it, Jack, you dead!
“Ever wonder what the love child of Stevie Wonder, Jamiroquai, and Billy Vera would sound like? It would sound like five-time South by Southwest/Austin Music Award winner Mingo Fishtrap: an octopus of tenacious funk.”
—What’s Going On Here, PlaybackSTL
“Masters of music and entertainment, the music is tight, the tunes 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.”
“I had an eargasm.”
—Peg Simmons, KLBJ, Austin
“… one of the hottest live bands in the country.”