The Mammals


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Hailing from Woodstock, NY, The Mammals are a warm-blooded party band with a conscience, inspired by their folk predecessors and Americana peers. As the Washington Post proclaimed, “They 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 2018 solar sing-along, "Sunshiner," was nominated for Folk Alliance International’s Song of the Year. The new album 'Nonet,' brims with their characteristic hope and authenticity. Like a shimmering wall of sound, with sparkling piano and banjo, pulsing double-drums, and soaring fiddle and organ, their courageous live dynamics draw you in, lift your spirits, and renew your heart.  At the creative heart of the project are songwriting multi-instrumentalists and founding members Mike Merenda and Ruth Ungar Merenda. They generally tour as a quintet featuring Konrad Meissner and a rotating cast of their favorite organ and bass players. Mike + Ruthy also curate the Summer and Winter Hoot festivals which take place each August and February near their Catskill Mountain home. ”Nonet marshals the defiant spirit needed to heal a damaged world".” - No Depression “The Mammals are solid-gold-hearted and their music is too. Check this one out. ” - Anais Mitchell