The New Record
Mike Mangione has been writing what American Songwriter Magazine calls “Orchestral Folk Music” for the better part of nine years. Using classical instrumentation and harmony, his music exudes heartfelt roots to take you to a place of spiritual awakening. His new project, Mike Mangione & The Kin, is a family affair and builds off of the sonic texture he has become known for, adding new voices to the pallet.
Mike and Tom Mangione, brothers hailing from Chicago, were raised rooted in the blues and folk tradition. Their band mates, sisters Monique and Chauntee Ross, are classically trained multi-instrumentalists, who were brought up in a traveling family missionary band from Milwaukee. Collectively, there songs tell the beautiful story of hope through despair. The style is as unique as the musicians that made it and as familiar as family. Like a reunion of sorts, It ebbs and flows with emotion while remaining honest and close to the heart.
The band released their Three Days EP in May, 2017. On October 20th, 2017 they released their latest full length album, But I’ve Seen The Stars, recorded with members of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros at legendary Oceans Way Studios in Los Angeles, CA.