THE MAMMALS

subversive acoustic traditionalists

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The Mammals are Ruth Ungar, Mike Merenda, and a cohort of compelling collaborators who form a touring quintet on the fiddle, banjo, guitar, organ, bass, and drums. Identifying as “subversive acoustic traditionalists” or a “party band with a conscience," The Mammals re-emerged from a hibernation period during-which the band’s founders explored new songwriting terrain. “The Mammals don’t suffer from multiple genre syndrome, they celebrate it as if gleefully aware that the sound barriers separating old-timey music, vintage pop and contemporary folk are as permeable as cotton.” - Washington Post

“The Mammals tell stories that are at once topical and timeless, bearing a message of hope and empowerment with a modern string-band sound.” - FreshGrass Festival

"Some of the best folk-rock music you will ever hear.” - TapeOp Magazine

"The Mammals are better than ever." - Berkshire Eagle

"The Mammals “don’t suffer from multiple genre syndrome, they celebrate it as if gleefully aware that the sound barriers separating old-timey music, vintage pop and contemporary folk are as permeable as cotton.” - Washington Post

"Indeed, The Mammals are all heart, and Sunshiner seems to be packed with ideas about how love will yet win over darkness and fear.” - Kim Ruehl, Folk Alley


THE MAMMALS TOUR DATES (click venue name for ticket info):

2018

10/27 House Concert Richmond, VT (duo)

11/2
Press Room Portsmouth, NH

11/3 Shea Theater Turners Falls, MA (w/ Sean Rowe)

11/23 Stone Mountain Arts Center Brownfield, ME (Jay & Molly Family Band)

11/24 Peterborough Folk Music Peterborough, NH (Jay & Molly Family Band)

12/2
High Meadow School Benefit Stone Ridge, NY (w/ Buffalo Stack and The Restless Age)

2019

1/12 The Courthouse Sessions, Middlesborough, TS1 2QJ, UK

1/13 The Live Room, Caroline Club, Saltaire, Shipley, UK

1/28 Spice on Snow Festival Montpelier, VT (duo)

2/2 Winter Hoot Olivebridge, NY

2/9 Carnegie Lecture Hall Oakland, Pittsburgh, PA

3/1 Minstrel Coffeehouse Morristown, NJ (duo)

3/2 New Revival Coffeehouse at FPC Stow & Acton Stow, MA (duo)

3/3 Common Fence Middletown, RI (duo)

Please email us your favorite 100-200 capacity venue if you'd like to see The Mammals in your town next year. 


"Sunshiner clearly qualifies as the band’s best effort yet and one which should reestablish them as a preeminent group in terms of today’s populist precepts." -Goldmine

"The Mammals, one of the most compelling young groups on the roots music scene . . . a joyous salve for life’s vicissitudes, and a serious cause for celebration for roots music fans." - Rutland Herald

Sunshiner’ is one of the very best releases this year . . . totally uplifting and enough warmth to get you through the coldest season – such is it's touching staying power.” - Listening Through the Lens


North America booking

Festivals and Performing Arts Centers:
Matt Greenhill
mattg@FLiArtists.com

Booking venues under 200 seats:
Mike Merenda humbleabodemusic@gmail.com
845 594 8829

 

UK booking & publicity

info@brookfield-knights.com

US Radio Promotion

bradpaul56@gmail.com 617-413-7821

US Press Publicity

ovihorta@gmail.com

Contact the Band

heymammals@gmail.com