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Mingo Fishtrap

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www.mingofishtrap.com
With a sound dancing between gutbucket soul, N’awlins grit-down funk and horn fueled Motown pop, Mingo Fishtrap is an anomaly in the contemporary music scene. With each album, the group gravitates closer to the classic sounds that inspired them to learn their craft. What’s old is new again; with young audiences flocking to see a live show that lays its musical roots more in 1969 than 2011. And that’s just fine with bandleader Roger Blevins, Jr.

“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. I grew up listening to Pops (Blevins’ father and Mingo’s bassist, Roger, Sr.) play those tunes to every age, race, color and creed. And from what we see, at least, people still need it.”

Mingo Fishtrap traces its beginnings to the mid 90s when Blevins and another five of the group’s members were attending the University of North Texas’ Jazz Studies program. Originally derived as a loose, after-class jam, Mingo covered songs from Otis Redding, Tower of Power, the Neville Brothers and other soul and funk masters with no particular professional ambition.

“Obviously, there wasn’t a lot of classic soul being played around campus,” says Blevins. “People around the dorms just took to it and the ball started rolling. We were good friends playing music we loved; that’s a good recipe.”

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  • cocienocardona

    ... was für ein funk

    2 Nov 2010 Reply
  • almayrie

    I love them! I got to meet them too!

    31 Dec 2009 Reply
  • ckingmd

    have loved these guys since Denton Tx in the late 1990's. There live show is a must see and there albums are must-hears. Wish they came to San Antonio more often.

    28 Jul 2008 Reply

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