Mickelson has appeared in NPR Radio, Huffington Post, CBS Morning Show, No Depression, Glide Magazine, Paste Magazine, PopMatters, TheBayBridged, Alternative Press Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, etc. He also gained national recognition after winning a band search contest sponsored by MTV/7-Up with a prize of $15,000 and a song in the feature film Along The Way.
“this music is the balance between strong, subtle, unexpected, and sophisticated.” - Paste Magazine
“With a howling voice that echoes heartland heroes like Bruce Springsteen or John Mellencamp, Mickelson keeps it exciting on his latest “Hail Marys,” showing off power pop tendencies similar to Big Star while staying true to folk music spirit”. - SF Weekly
“It’s American folk-Rock with a post punk edge, rustic but scarred.” - Alternative Press Magazine
“Flickering, a buoyant composition showcasing that Mickelson’s offers undeniable musical charm and instrumental dexterity.” - Glide Magazine