Mingo Fishtrap New Year's Eve Party

Sam's Burger Joint Presents:

Mingo Fishtrap New Year's Eve Party

Aaron Stephens

Sat, December 31, 2016

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm

$20.00 - $90.00

This event is all ages

Any Seating Available is on a First Come, First Served Basis. Seating NOT GUARANTEED. RESERVED BOOTHS DOES NOT INCLUDE ADMITTANCE TO SHOW - ONLY RESERVES THE BOOTH (Booths seat 4-6 people) You and your party will all still need a General Admission ticket to get in to the show. NO REFUNDS all sales final. $20 Advance/$25 Day of Show

Mingo Fishtrap
Mingo Fishtrap
Texas Music Magazine calls Mingo Fishtrap “”the space where melodic pop meets gritty Memphis soul, with a twist of N’awlins funk.”” Like kudzoo vine crisscrossing the Mississippi Delta, Mingo’s tenacious sound infiltrates the musical landscape on a sanctified mission to shake your soul.

The critically acclaimed collective have found their sweet spot. Now four albums deep, Mingo has honed its sound, rubbed shoulders with musical idols, and delivered powerhouse live shows to crowds of thousands across the country and globe in the years since the band’s inception in a tiny dorm room in Denton, Texas.

Mingo’s fourth full-length record, the aptly-named On Time blends punchy horns and gritty grooves with greasy 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.

“It’s clear that even with the revival of soul and funk music in recent years, only a few bands can match the vocal intensity Blevins offers combined with the instrumental prowess of his bandmates.” – jambands.com
Aaron Stephens
Aaron Stephens
Following the successes of his debut album 'Hard Times, Straight Lines' which led him to stages nationwide and entrenched him in notable Texas venues such as Antone's, C-Boy's Heart & Soul, and Gruene Hall, Austin's triple-soul-threat Aaron Stephens set out to craft a follow-up record taking his sound to new heights.

'Focus', released August 22, 2018, not only meets, but exceeds all expectations. Backed by his five-piece band and brimming with summery grooves, 'Focus' highlights Stephens' uncanny songwriting chops, the album shining with equal parts invigoration and innovation. Of course, Stephens' inviting, warm, rich, vocals stand out at the front. Often drawing vocal comparisons to Bill Withers, Stephens' voice is a highlight throughout every verse on every track, constantly capturing your attention no matter the subject or style. Also present throughout is Stephens' brilliant guitarwork; sometimes subtle, sometimes striking, and occasionally surprising, whether it's Derek Trucks-inspired slide texturing or his own take on soaring contemporary blues-inspired grooves that take the best of John Mayer mashed with 70's era Clapton to drive the song home.

All of this comes together through perhaps Aaron Stephens' greatest strength; his focus. Working with his touring band in studio and carefully crafting each song over the course of the last year, Stephens has offered up a batch of songs that are arranged as beautifully as any, demonstrating his versatility as the album effortlessly sequences through a multitude of muses; love, life, jazz, happiness, funk, and most of all, focus.
Venue Information:
Sam's Burger Joint
330 East Grayson Street
San Antonio, TX, 78215
http://samsburgerjoint.com/