Mike Mangione is a Milwaukee area musician and also the host and producer of the artist-to-artist interview podcast called Time and the Mystery. Mangione appears every month on Lake Effect to discuss an interview he’s done with musicians, actors and other people of note.
Recently, he talked to a couple of longtime musical heroes of his - "the king and queen of Americana music," Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams.
"I was so nervous because I look up to these people so much, and I open up the dressing room door, and there they are, and my heart starts racing, like a geek," Mangione recalls. "I’m so, like, dorking out here."
He notes that among just a few of Campbell's accomplishments are his guitar skills and stage presence. Campbell has played with Bob Dylan and was a longtime member (along with his wife) of The Levon Helm Band.
Now on tour with their self-titled album, Mangione met with Campbell and Williams to discuss their careers, music and what is key to authenticity: