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Mingo Fishtrap at Floyd, VA in Chateau Morrisette 2017
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Fan Reviews

B
July 6th 2020
Best lifestream I’ve seen, incredibly soulful and just great music!!
Austin, TX@
Live Stream
Vonda
April 24th 2019
Amazing as the first time I saw them, been hooked every since.
Arlington, TX@
Levitt Pavilion
Dan
February 18th 2018
Awesome as always. Probably my favorite band these days.
Austin, TX@
One2One Bar
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About Mingo Fishtrap

Mingo's fourth full-length record, the aptly-named On Time on Blue Corn Music, blends punchy horns and gritty Memphis grooves with N'awlins funk to create sounds steeped in both modern pop and sixties soul sensibilities, that transcend both era and genre. “My first love is classic sixties soul, funk, and Motown,” says Roger. As the band has grown, this early love affair has become a bigger part of Mingo’s musical landscape. “There was a time early on when we were really into these crazy, bombastic arrangements,” he explains. “Now it's more the song, the groove and the overall feel.”
Audiences can always expect spontaneity and heart from a Mingo set, where the band intermingles fresh takes on songs from their extensive catalog with their twist on a few select soul standards. “When something feels a little a stale, we'll change up the arrangement to keep it feeling new,” says Roger. “You don't want to change so much about a tune that it becomes completely unfamiliar, but folks who are a part of our musical world also expect some experimentation. We don't want a solid wall of sound; we want to create a whole night of music, with a natural ebb and flow.”
What started as a casual jam session with friends blossomed over time into an impressive eight-piece ensemble that evoked fond memories of listening to soul music as a kid. “Pops [Mingo’s bassist, Roger Sr.] always had soul and R&B on the stereo, and then he was playing those tunes every night. So that was what I grew up with. Then, when I was maybe eight or nine and living on an Air Force base, all my little friends used to go to Catholic Sunday School on Sunday mornings, so I’d tag along. After that let out, we heard this gospel music wafting from the chapel,” explains Roger. “The deacon saw our raggedy jeans and cut-off shorts and said we weren't really dressed for an audience with the Lord, but he let us watch from the balcony. That became our regular stop. It was really moving, even though I didn't fully understand it at the time.”
While the band's name comes from a crossroads just outside of Denton, TX, Mingo has long since extended its reach onto the national music scene, sharing stages with the likes of Trombone Shorty, Parliament, Sting, Little Feat, Earth Wind & Fire, Robert Randolph, Galactic, and MOFRO — but they still experience their fair share of humbling moments. After playing a show at MusikFest in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, they noticed an oddly familiar-looking gentleman dancing in the crowd. “We got offstage, and when he walked up, he handed me his business card,” recalls Roger. “It was Bernard Purdie, one of the session drummers with James Brown. He'd recorded some of the very songs we'd just played. And he was dancing... Those kinds of moments are hard to beat.”
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Genres:
R&b, Funk, Soul
Band Members:
Dane Farnsworth- organ keys, Aaron Hatmaker - bass, Chip Vayenas- drums, Roger Blevins Jr.- guitar/vocals, Dan Bechdolt- sax, Steve Butts- trumpet
Hometown:
Austin, Texas

No upcoming shows
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Live Photos of Mingo Fishtrap

Mingo Fishtrap at Floyd, VA in Chateau Morrisette 2017
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Bandsintown Merch

Circle Hat
$25.0 USD
Live Collage Sweatshirt
$45.0 USD
Rainbow T-Shirt
$30.0 USD
Circle Beanie
$20.0 USD

Fan Reviews

B
July 6th 2020
Best lifestream I’ve seen, incredibly soulful and just great music!!
Austin, TX@
Live Stream
Vonda
April 24th 2019
Amazing as the first time I saw them, been hooked every since.
Arlington, TX@
Levitt Pavilion
Dan
February 18th 2018
Awesome as always. Probably my favorite band these days.
Austin, TX@
One2One Bar
View More Fan Reviews

About Mingo Fishtrap

Mingo's fourth full-length record, the aptly-named On Time on Blue Corn Music, blends punchy horns and gritty Memphis grooves with N'awlins funk to create sounds steeped in both modern pop and sixties soul sensibilities, that transcend both era and genre. “My first love is classic sixties soul, funk, and Motown,” says Roger. As the band has grown, this early love affair has become a bigger part of Mingo’s musical landscape. “There was a time early on when we were really into these crazy, bombastic arrangements,” he explains. “Now it's more the song, the groove and the overall feel.”
Audiences can always expect spontaneity and heart from a Mingo set, where the band intermingles fresh takes on songs from their extensive catalog with their twist on a few select soul standards. “When something feels a little a stale, we'll change up the arrangement to keep it feeling new,” says Roger. “You don't want to change so much about a tune that it becomes completely unfamiliar, but folks who are a part of our musical world also expect some experimentation. We don't want a solid wall of sound; we want to create a whole night of music, with a natural ebb and flow.”
What started as a casual jam session with friends blossomed over time into an impressive eight-piece ensemble that evoked fond memories of listening to soul music as a kid. “Pops [Mingo’s bassist, Roger Sr.] always had soul and R&B on the stereo, and then he was playing those tunes every night. So that was what I grew up with. Then, when I was maybe eight or nine and living on an Air Force base, all my little friends used to go to Catholic Sunday School on Sunday mornings, so I’d tag along. After that let out, we heard this gospel music wafting from the chapel,” explains Roger. “The deacon saw our raggedy jeans and cut-off shorts and said we weren't really dressed for an audience with the Lord, but he let us watch from the balcony. That became our regular stop. It was really moving, even though I didn't fully understand it at the time.”
While the band's name comes from a crossroads just outside of Denton, TX, Mingo has long since extended its reach onto the national music scene, sharing stages with the likes of Trombone Shorty, Parliament, Sting, Little Feat, Earth Wind & Fire, Robert Randolph, Galactic, and MOFRO — but they still experience their fair share of humbling moments. After playing a show at MusikFest in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, they noticed an oddly familiar-looking gentleman dancing in the crowd. “We got offstage, and when he walked up, he handed me his business card,” recalls Roger. “It was Bernard Purdie, one of the session drummers with James Brown. He'd recorded some of the very songs we'd just played. And he was dancing... Those kinds of moments are hard to beat.”
Show More
Genres:
R&b, Funk, Soul
Band Members:
Dane Farnsworth- organ keys, Aaron Hatmaker - bass, Chip Vayenas- drums, Roger Blevins Jr.- guitar/vocals, Dan Bechdolt- sax, Steve Butts- trumpet
Hometown:
Austin, Texas

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