By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Apr 21, 2011 at 4:02 PM

Mike Mangione & The Union will play a gig at Linnemann's, 1001 E. Locust St., on Friday, April 29, with another local band, Sulek.

The show starts at 9 p.m. and the cost is $8.

"We're at a bit of a crossroads in our career," says band member Thomas Mangione. "For instance, we have started working with Dualtone Records out of Nashville, we are working on a follow-up already to an album we have not yet released."

Grammy-nominated producer Bo Ramsey – who worked with Lucinda WIlliams and Greg Brown – will produce the album.

Mike Mangione & the Union is a touring folk-rock group with soulful vocals and a string section.

"The three of us have had kids in the last few months and we are trying to reconcile all this with the perils of getting older and life on the road," says Mangione.

Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.

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