subversive acoustic traditionalists

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, drums. A rough and tumble decade in the 00's forged The Mammals identity as "subversive acoustic traditionalists" or a "party band with a conscience." Re-emerging from a hibernation period during-which the band's founders explored new songwriting terrain, The Mammals, as Washington Post describes, “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.” Their new album, Sunshiner, was recorded at their own studio Humble Abode Music in West Hurley, NY with co-producer Adam Armstrong.


4/18 Boston, MA Boch Center Shubert Theatre Folk & Americana Music Series featuring The Guthrie Family, The Weight Band, The Mammals 


We're so excited to share the new songs with you. Tickets are selling fast! Please come celebrate with us, and sing along!

4/19 NYC Triad Theater

4/20 Cambridge, MA Club Passim

4/21 Portland, ME One Longfellow

4/22 Exeter, NH Word Barn

4/27 Egremont, MA Egremont Barn

4/28 Bennington, VT Vermont Arts Exchange

5/3 Chicago, IL Bourbon on Division with Seth Bernard

5/4 Ann Arbor, MI The Ark with Seth Bernard

5/5 Boyne City, MI Freshwater

5/18 Burlington, VT Higher Ground

5/19 Woodstock, NY Colony

6/1 Earlville, NY Earlville Opera House

6/2 Aurora, NY Morgan Opera House

July 13-15 Green River Festival Greenfield, MA


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

North America booking

Festivals and Performing Arts Centers
Matt Greenhill -

Booking venues under 200 seats:
845 594 8829


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