Mike Mangione and the Union will play a special concert at Ivy Hall on October 16th.Tickets are limited, so please order today! You can purchase using the form at the bottom of this page. During checkout, once you provide the donation amount, click "Other payment options" if you'd like to pay offline via check or cash at the door. A processing fee will still be collected for ticketing.
Doors open at 7:00 PM. Concert begins at 8:00 PM.
Mike Mangione and the Union is an orchestral folk band led by songwriter Mike Mangione and his brother and lead guitarist Thomas. The Mangione brothers grew up playing together in Chicago. With roots in folk and blues, the Mangione brothers began writing and touring their music in 2004. Over the years, they began adding musicians including violin, cello, upright bass and drums, eventually developing the orchestral folk sound they are known for. The brothers first record, "There and Back" was released in 2005. Their debut album, Tenebrae (2008), received favorable press from all corners of the country, including the honor of being an All Music Guide Album Pick, while Blurt refers to their “tearstained folk, Memphis-styled gospel and bluesy-flavored pop” as “luminous.” In 2011 they released Offering on their own imprint, RODZINKA Records, with sync and digital licensing by DUALTONE Records. The album and band were nominated for “best of the year” by RadioMilwaukee (88.9 FM), along with receiving other kind and warm accolades. September 3, 2013 they released their fourth album, Red-Winged Blackbird Man, produced by Grammy-nominated producer, Bo Ramsey (Lucinda Williams, Greg Brown, Iris DeMent). American Songwriter Magazine gave the record a 4 out of 5 rating adding.
Billboard Magazine also featured them in their scouting report, noting the bands ability to capture every ear in a Manhattan rock club.
The band is currently working on their fifth record scheduled to be released in 2015.
Check out the band in this video from their YouTube page: