Mickey Lamantia

Mickey Lamantia is an American Country Singer/Songwriter from Cranston, Rhode Island. He has been a Rhode Island state correctional officer for 20 years and has two children with his wife, Amanda. He is the youngest of five children and is known for using his perspective as a prison guard to pen many of his songs. Mickey knew early on he wanted to be a musician. His parents listened to Loretta Lynn, George Jones, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash and Boxcar Willie. His uncle, Leroy, played in Honkey Tonks around New England and Lamantia would be invited to sit in sometimes as a teenager. In 1992, he was heard singing a Randy Travis song at a karaoke bar and was asked to open four shows in New England for Willie Nelson at just 22 years of age. In 2015, Lamantia began hosting live streams on Facebook calling them Whiskey Wednesdays. The show is sponsored by Sons of Liberty Whiskey Co., and averages 10,000 to 20,000 views each week. He has independently released music and has amassed over 6 million streams and he has opened for artists such as Mickey Gilleym Billy Joe Shaver and Jamey Johnson.

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