Press

“[Play for the Films] 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)

“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.”
– NPR

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

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

“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

“Like the perfect pair of your favorite boots, caked with dirt and broken in from excessive wear, [Foothill Freeway] is a record that will stand the test of time and surely get its use from the owner.”
– Red Line Roots

“‘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

“[Foothill Freeway] is both an homage to past greats such as the Byrds as well as a fitting statement by Mancini that American roots music never can and never will fade away.”
– Good Times Magazine

“[Mancini’s] eye for telling detail in his lyrical observations and his knack for ingratiating hooks helps to set him apart from the Americana pack.”
– Culture Sonar