Amy Greene

Alumni return for show at Texas Music Theater

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Alumni Mikel Urdy and Zol Waterhouse, along with the other band members, will return to play a show at Texas Music Theater Oct. 13.

Mingo Fishtrap, named for a crossroads in Denton, started in the mid ‘90s with founder Roger Blevins Jr. and five other University of North Texas Jazz Studies students.

“Obviously, there wasn’t a lot of classic soul being played around campus,” Blevins said. “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.”

The band’s sound is a mixture of soul, blues, funk and a throwback to old Motown. The band has traveled nationally and internationally playing high-energy shows.

Q&A: Granger Smith

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Granger Smith is a true Texan, born and raised in the Lone Star State. He is an independent country music artist who travels the world playing music. Smith has had eight Top 10 singles on the Texas Music Chart. Smith came to San Marcos on Saturday and played at the Texas Music Theater. Before the show, he spoke to The University Star about his music.

AG: Where did you go to college?

GS: I went to Texas A&M in 1998 and finished in 2005. In the beginning of my junior year, I signed a deal with EMI Publishing in Nashville, Tennessee. I had to move there to fulfill the commitment with them for five years and wrote songs for them.

AG: How would you evaluate your songwriting ability when you started versus when you completed your contract with EMI Publishing?

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