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|May 30||Mingo Fishtrap - Karl Denson's Tiny Universe||Mulberry Mountain Lodging and Events Ozark, Arkansas|
|May 31||Mingo Fishtrap||Memphis College of Art Memphis, Tennessee|
|Jun 1||Mingo Fishtrap||Broadway Oyster Bar, 736 S. Broadway Saint Louis, Missouri|
|Jun 6||Mingo Fishtrap||Sam's Burger Joint Music Hall San Antonio, Texas|
|Jun 7||Mingo Fishtrap||House of Blues - Dallas Dallas, Texas||Find Tickets|
|Jun 8||Mingo Fishtrap||Smoky Hill River Festival Salina, Kansas|
|Jun 15||Honey Island Swamp Band - Mingo Fishtrap - TBA||Antone's Austin, Texas||Find Tickets|
|Jun 21||Mingo Fishtrap||Somers Point Beach Concert Series Somers Point, New Jersey|
|Jun 22||Mingo Fishtrap||11900 Market Street, Reston, VA 20191 Reston, Virginia|
|Jun 26||Mingo Fishtrap||The Cutting Room New York, New York||Find Tickets|
|Jun 27||Mingo Fishtrap||Rochester Auditorium Theatre Rochester, New York|
|Jun 28||Mingo Fishtrap||Rochester International Jazz Festival Rochester, New York|
|Jun 29||Mingo Fishtrap - Trombone Shorty||Rochester International Jazz Festival Rochester, New York|
|Jul 6||Los Lonely Boys||Thunder Bay Community Auditorium Thunder Bay, Ontario|
|Jul 7||Quinn Sullivan - The Grrove Merchants - The Chain - Great Big Sea - The Family Stone - Kim Mitchell Band - Melvin Taylor - Samantha Fish - Mingo Fishtrap - Davina and The Vagabonds - JW- Jones - Too Slim and the Taildraggers - Doug Deming & Dennis Gruenling w/The Jewel Tones - Los Lonely Boys - Los Lobos - Tracy K - Cliff Stevens - The Steepwater Band - Collective Soul - Rebel Spirit||Thunder Bay Community Auditorium Thunder Bay, Ontario|
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 2010. 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."
More than a decade, thousands of shows and countless miles later it's that same delicious soul food that Mingo cooks up. With an inspired, high-energy live show, they engage the audience - persuade them to, sometimes literally, join the band inside the music. With a new live concert DVD, Mingo Fishtrap, Live at the Granada, adding to their catalog of CD releases, Mingo captures a musical conversation, which speaks with reverence about the past and with hope about the future.
Through their time together on the road, Mingo Fishtrap has performed on bills with a wide range of artists: Sting, Blues Traveler, Ozomatli, Galactic, Delbert McClinton, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Little Feat, George Clinton & P-Funk, MOFRO and Jonny Lang among others.
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