“Just as Roger McGuinn, Gram Parsons and company had done decades earlier, Mancini’s crew crafts a warm, organic sound bearing deep country roots, but still informed by rock ‘n’ roll.”

Flying First Class is a first-rate roots rock album, and reveals Mancini’s considerable flair over a range of songwriting styles.”
– Americana Highways

“On 2017’s Foothill Freeway Mancini staked a not unconvincing claim as the Springsteen of Nassau County with a sideline in Byrdsy jangle… [Flying First Class] dips into folk balladry, alt-country, Americana, and straight-up rock ‘n’ roll… all shot through with a winning combination of blue-collar compassion and self-effacing lyrical smarts.”
– Culture Sonar

“Mancini proves to be the essence of Americana, purveying folk, rock, bluegrass, pop, and rockabilly – all sung clearly and honestly. Mancini is no newcomer but perhaps this is his breakout opportunity. He certainly deserves it.”
– The Daily Ripple

Foothill Freeway is by far Mancini’s strongest work yet.”
– No Depression

“With a deep sense of purpose and tremendous craft, Mancini catalogues the foibles and failings of men and women, lovers and nations, a tapestry of all-too-human humanity.”
-The Daily Vault

“It’s hard to believe Mancini hails from this area; his earnest voice and songs of world-weary struggles put him in line as a worthy successor to John Prine and John Hiatt as a premier singer/songwriter whose work is destined to be covered by dozens of artists.”
– Good Times Magazine

“…Mancini has mastered an ability to capture the essence of a sound that once won wide appeal, not only in Nashville, Austin and Bakersfield, but frequently on the radio waves as well.”
– Goldmine

Foothill Freeway contains ten tremendous songs by a singer songwriter who is at the very peak of his powers and who should really be spoken of in the same way as Farrar, Tweedy, Adams were in their early days of worldwide acclaim…”
– American Roots UK

“Butchers Blind fuses alternative rock with country music, creating a contemporary sound embedded in Americana roots.”
– Newsday

“[Play for the Films by Butchers Blind] reminds me of my favorite parts of Wilco and the Jayhawks. I have it in the player in my car and just keep playing it.”
– Iain Matthews (Fairport Convention)