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Isaac Mingo

Isaac Mingo

Isaac Mingo


Isaac Mingo’s main claim to fame in Louisville right now is probably from his role in helping establish the monthly Thursday singer-songwriter showcase at Uncle Pleasant’s. But Mingo also is a musician. One listen to a selection of his songs reveals that his biggest influence is Ryan Adams, specifically the acoustic guitar-and-vocals Adams of Suicide Handbook fame, although Mingo does have one Love Is Hell-esque piano ballad, “Solitude.” In no way does this influence come through in a negative way. Read more on Last.fm
Isaac Mingo’s main claim to fame in Louisville right now is probably from his role in helping establish the monthly Thursday singer-songwriter showcase at Uncle Pleasant’s. But Mingo also is a musician. One listen to a selection of his songs reveals that his biggest influence is Ryan Adams, specifically the acoustic guitar-and-vocals Adams of Suicide Handbook fame, although Mingo does have one Love Is Hell-esque piano ballad, “Solitude.” In no way does this influence come through in a negative way. Musicians can’t help but borrow and steal from their idols.

The trick is just to pick the best influences and steal the best parts of their work. In this, Mingo is a success. In one of his strongest numbers, “Dallas,” Mingo explores the place-as-a-person motif that Adams and many artists before him have employed, and Mingo uses it just as brilliantly as Adams does with “Oh My Sweet Carolina” or “Dear Chicago.” And although the influence is fairly clear and unlikely to be denied, Mingo’s music is hardly derivative. He simply finds himself a part of a large body of young singer-songwriters paying tribute to the greats, while working to find a unique perspective, and — slowly but surely — he is succeeding. Written by Anthony Bowman, LEO Weekly, Louisville OTHER QUOTES: "Isaac Mingo, who.

. . perform(s) solo acoustic tunes, (is) sure to offer. .

. good action. . ." - Leo Weekly, 10/12/05 Ok, so that one was a little edited.

But here's a good one: "You might even get lucky and stumble upon Louisville's Mingo tearing all the girls' hearts apart. . ." - Louisville Courier-Journal, 10/14/05 WHAT I HAVE TO SAY: i have nothing earth-shattering or life-changing to say. i'm a simple, easygoing man who just happened to be given a gift for putting heartbreak into words.

you'll find that i use more straightforward stories than metaphors, which i think is a quality that is a little harder to find in music these days. i write every line with careful thought, and i play them with passion, and through that, even if i don't change your life, it is my greatest hope that you will at least relate. thank you for listening. Read more on Last.fm.

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