We spoke with Mike Mangione & The Kin last month about their new release of But I’ve Seen The Stars. Check out our interview below, and stay updated with them on social media now!
You can also see them live in San Francisco, CA on March 3, 2018 at Catholic Underground. Tickets are available here: https://mikemangione.com
You just released your record, But I’ve Seen The Stars recently. How has the reaction been so far?
Great! Press has been kind, radio has been supportive. The fans are either really nice liars or they are correct and this is the best stuff I’ve done so far. I will just assume they are honest people!
Which song took the shortest to write?
Probably “Riding Down”, the single. My brother Tom had the lead riff and the structure is a typical blues 1 4 5. Once I had the first couple lyric lines I was off to the end.
Where do you get your musician influences?
I have always been a fan of songwriters and blues artists so people like Dylan, The Band, Van Morrison, Howlin Wolf, Muddy Waters etc have always inspired me.
How would you describe your music to a new fan?
If you only had six words to describe this new record, what would it be?
Soulful, organic, sonic, journey
Do you have any plans for touring?
Always, dates are always added forever and ever
What is your dream goal as a band?
To make another record that’s better and heard by more people
Where can fans check out your music and social media accounts on the Internet?