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Quincy Mumford

Warrington, Pennsylvania, United States | SELF

Warrington, Pennsylvania, United States | SELF
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"Texas Woman's University"

"He was very friendly and easy to get along with but he is also such a talented individual with great vocal ability. He is definitely a good artist to bring to campus." - Kiera Wade, CAB Program Coordinator, Texas Woman's University
- CAB Program


"Texas Woman's University"

"He was very friendly and easy to get along with but he is also such a talented individual with great vocal ability. He is definitely a good artist to bring to campus." - Kiera Wade, CAB Program Coordinator, Texas Woman's University
- CAB Program


"Quincy Mumford CD is work a listen"

"Don't let his age fool you, on "Edgemere," Mumford's sound is definitively mature: no gimmicks, no bells, no whistles; just earnest pop with a touch of funk — and a whole lot of sea salt."

By Stephen Bode and Alex Biese
Steve says:


With a vocal style that's been compared to Jack Johnson and G. Love, on his latest release Mumford seems to be summoning his more traditional influences, including the folky poetics of Paul Simon, the Jamaican rhythms of Bob Marley and the wispy vocal stylings of Stephen Stills.

Mellow yet infectious, breezy yet bright, Mumford has a gift for composing buoyant, surfside singalongs — standouts here being "Lifted" and "Helmet Man" — that know exactly when to ebb and when to flow.

Don't let his age fool you, on "Edgemere," Mumford's sound is definitively mature: no gimmicks, no bells, no whistles; just earnest pop with a touch of funk — and a whole lot of sea salt.

Alex says:


It would seem that for Quincy Mumford, there's no such thing as a sophomore slump.

Mumford, who was met with local acclaim last year thanks to his self-titled debut album, has one-upped himself with his latest work, the alternately funky and tender "South Edgemere."

It would be easy to say that the teenaged Mumford is talented beyond his years, but that's not telling the whole story. On his debut, as well as on his latest disc, the singer-songwriter is penning the exact kinds of songs that a Monmouth County teenager — albeit a supremely talented one — would write: songs about young love, missing the summer and a desire to get out; he seems to be constantly and keenly aware of his exact time and place, and he crafts his work accordingly.

"I feel so lifted, ain't nothing wrong, yeah there's nothing missing. I'm in this moment, always looking for answers — right now I found them," Mumford writes in the exemplary new tune "Lifted," and it's hard to argue with the fact that this is the moment for him and his work, dipping temperatures be damned. - Asbury Park Press www.app.com


"Indie Review"

"(Mumford) is going to give a few singer/songwriters a run for their money...the music on this album is phenomenal...Aside from his natural talent on guitar, his voice is nearly flawless. This debut self-titled album is a surefire summer favorite...(He) is going to do big things."


Jack Johnson might lose some sleep after listening to Quincy Mumford’s Self-Titled debut album. This sixteen year old is going to give a few singer/songwriters a run for their money. While he’s not even old enough to drive legally in New Jersey, he does have the talent to drive young girls and boys crazy for him. Whether it be at a coffee shop, a sold out venue, or a street corner in New York, Quincy has the ability to attract all ages with his voice and guitar. The music on this album is phenomenal.



It is also refreshing to hear that lyrics are also age appropriate. So many child stars perform songs that were not written by them and include topics way too mature for them to be singing about. Themes of sex and drugs are not a part of this album, but that doesn’t mean Quincy’s lyrics are babyish or immature. In fact, he proves that sex and drugs don’t need to be included in an album to be a success. It is obvious to see that Quincy Mumford has a good head on his shoulders. With themes such as being grateful and the feeling of being home, the first track, My Town, discusses how nothing compares to where you are from.



Well I went down the road to see my Uncle Sal // He said, “Son, I’m moving straight out of town” // And he said, “Do you want to come with me? // I said, No, Sir, I’m gonna stand right where I be.



This is my town and I’ll never leave // This is my favorite place can’t you see? // This is where I was born and bread // This is where my first words were sad.



Aside from his natural talent on guitar, his voice is nearly flawless. This debut self-titled album from Quincy Mumford is a surefire summer favorite and should be the soundtrack to many parties and barbeques. This sixteen year old is going to do big things. And who knows what will come first, a worldwide tour or prom?



Stand Out Tracks:




My Town
Grateful
Dock on a Bay

By Alli Berg
July 8th, 2008 - www.IndieUprising.net


"Quincy Mumford CD is work a listen"

"Don't let his age fool you, on "Edgemere," Mumford's sound is definitively mature: no gimmicks, no bells, no whistles; just earnest pop with a touch of funk — and a whole lot of sea salt."

By Stephen Bode and Alex Biese
Steve says:


With a vocal style that's been compared to Jack Johnson and G. Love, on his latest release Mumford seems to be summoning his more traditional influences, including the folky poetics of Paul Simon, the Jamaican rhythms of Bob Marley and the wispy vocal stylings of Stephen Stills.

Mellow yet infectious, breezy yet bright, Mumford has a gift for composing buoyant, surfside singalongs — standouts here being "Lifted" and "Helmet Man" — that know exactly when to ebb and when to flow.

Don't let his age fool you, on "Edgemere," Mumford's sound is definitively mature: no gimmicks, no bells, no whistles; just earnest pop with a touch of funk — and a whole lot of sea salt.

Alex says:


It would seem that for Quincy Mumford, there's no such thing as a sophomore slump.

Mumford, who was met with local acclaim last year thanks to his self-titled debut album, has one-upped himself with his latest work, the alternately funky and tender "South Edgemere."

It would be easy to say that the teenaged Mumford is talented beyond his years, but that's not telling the whole story. On his debut, as well as on his latest disc, the singer-songwriter is penning the exact kinds of songs that a Monmouth County teenager — albeit a supremely talented one — would write: songs about young love, missing the summer and a desire to get out; he seems to be constantly and keenly aware of his exact time and place, and he crafts his work accordingly.

"I feel so lifted, ain't nothing wrong, yeah there's nothing missing. I'm in this moment, always looking for answers — right now I found them," Mumford writes in the exemplary new tune "Lifted," and it's hard to argue with the fact that this is the moment for him and his work, dipping temperatures be damned. - Asbury Park Press www.app.com


""Top of the Pops!""

"(Mumford) makes guitar rock that's so thoughtful and mature, you'd never know he wasn't old enough to get into most of the clubs he plays...His best songs would be impressive even if they were written by someone way older. More impressively, Mumford is able to channel iconoclastic influences like Ben Harper and the Grateful Dead yet avoid overt mimicry."


Mumford also hails from Jersey and at 17 is a few years older than the Clique Girlz. And it shows. The singer-songwriter makes guitar rock that’s so thoughtful and mature, you’d never know he wasn’t old enough to get into most of the clubs he plays. Tracks from his debut CD, “Grateful,” have been all over college and adult alternative rock stations and the album almost made the top 10 in a listeners poll done by Jersey radio station WBJB-FM. His best songs — such as the funkified “My Town” and the mellow “Diane” — would be impressive even if they were written by someone way older. More impressively, Mumford is able to channel iconoclastic influences like Ben Harper and the Grateful Dead yet avoid overt mimicry. Before he finishes his junior year this spring, he should have a second CD.

-Tony Sclafani, "Top of the Pops!" msnbc.com, April 2009 - msnbc.com


"Jersey Alive!"

"...Yet this kids nails it his first time out. Completely pretense free..."

Learning how to get out of the way of the song, to back off and let the music take center stage, is a hard lesson for any performer to learn - especially one as young as Mumford. Yet this kids nails it his first time out. Completely pretense free, his debut delivers a focused collection of low-key acoustic pop with a fragile saltwater tang.

This singer/songwriter croons a soundtrack of beach jams that is light, smooth and upbeat...Sounds as though he has a good grasp of his own style.

The songwriting and vocals are sturdy, not doused with that sappy pop sounds. The instruments fill in nicely as well, potent and cohesively, the way a band should play...
- Asbury Park Press October 2008


""Top of the Pops!""

"(Mumford) makes guitar rock that's so thoughtful and mature, you'd never know he wasn't old enough to get into most of the clubs he plays...His best songs would be impressive even if they were written by someone way older. More impressively, Mumford is able to channel iconoclastic influences like Ben Harper and the Grateful Dead yet avoid overt mimicry."


Mumford also hails from Jersey and at 17 is a few years older than the Clique Girlz. And it shows. The singer-songwriter makes guitar rock that’s so thoughtful and mature, you’d never know he wasn’t old enough to get into most of the clubs he plays. Tracks from his debut CD, “Grateful,” have been all over college and adult alternative rock stations and the album almost made the top 10 in a listeners poll done by Jersey radio station WBJB-FM. His best songs — such as the funkified “My Town” and the mellow “Diane” — would be impressive even if they were written by someone way older. More impressively, Mumford is able to channel iconoclastic influences like Ben Harper and the Grateful Dead yet avoid overt mimicry. Before he finishes his junior year this spring, he should have a second CD.

-Tony Sclafani, "Top of the Pops!" msnbc.com, April 2009 - msnbc.com


Discography

"It's Only Change" - July 2013
"Live at The Saint"- May 2012
"Speak" April 2011
"South Edgemere" October 2009
"Quincy Mumford" April 2008
– over 5,000 albums sold

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NACA Showcases:
Alternate at 2013 Mid Atlantic Festival
Showcase at 2012 Mid America Conference
Alternate at 2011 Mid America Conference
Showcased at 2011 National Convention
Alternate at 2011 Northern Plains Conference
Alternate at 2010 West Conference
Alternate at 2010 Northeast Conference
Alternate at 2010 Mid Atlantic Festival

5 years, 400+ shows, and four award-winning albums to his credit, New Jersey-based 21 year-old singer/songwriter Quincy Mumford is in the process of releasing his 5th album with a distinctive, polished musical style of his own.

After releasing the live album with my band (The Reason Why) Quincy explains, I knew that the writing process could not stop. I needed to continue creating music, and go somewhere I have never gone before. The new album, was recorded in Nashville, TN with producer Ken Coomer (Wilco, Uncle Tupelo). It features artist such as Jerry Roe (K.D. Lang) Ken Coomer (Wilco), David Labruyere (John Mayer), and Audley Freed (Black Crowes, Sheryl Crow). This record is like nothing I have ever done before, deep but universal. I am stoked on the new record and cant wait for people to hear it!

In addition to his evolution in the studio, Quincy and his live band, The Reason Why, are excited to maintain their tireless performance schedule, which has found them sharing the stage with Slightly Stoopid, Rusted Root, moe., Donovan Frankenreiter, and Tedeschi Trucks Band, among many others. The band is looking to continue building this live momentum, whether theyre returning to The Gathering of the Vibes or Musikfest, supporting a band on a national tour, letting loose at hometown gigs, or volunteering their time for The Surfrider Foundation, and/or other environmental causes that Quincy and the band hold close to their collective hearts.

Optimistic, charismatic, and undeniably genuine, Quincys music possesses the same feel good attitude that the young man himself does. When all is said and done, a focused, inspired Quincy Mumford and The Reason Why is a band to watch in 2013.

Contact Info:
Management: Chris Sean -
Chrissean612@gmail.com
College Booking: Nicole Lipman - heycolepresents@gmail.com
Festival/General Booking:
csmbooking@gmail.com