This week on 414 music we have Mike Mangione
Songwriter and musician Mike Mangione, along with his band The Union, embark on a new tour that will cover a lot of ground this year. For Mangione, touring has become a mainstay of his career. It is a means and an end. Touring allows Mangione the opportunity to connect with people and to try out new material, and perhaps most important, to survive. Mangione has remained an independent touring artist for over seven years. That he has maintained independence in this age of DIY and indie-model renaissance is perhaps not surprising, but that he has remained so by choice and that it has worked, surprises even Mangione himself.