The Mammals, a five-piece Americana quintet from New York’s Hudson Valley, are scheduled to perform at POPS Performing Arts and Cultural Center in Dunsmuir Thursday night starting at 7:30 p.m.
Fronted by second generation fiddler/singer Ruth Ungar and multi-instrumental wordsmith Mike Merenda, the group is “carrying on the work of Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie with a deep original repertoire, searing American roots sound, and a message of hope for humanity,” according to a press release.
Their Western Migration Tour marks a reunion after a nine year “hibernation,” and a new album, “Sunshiner,” which will be out April 20 on their own label, Humble Abode Music.
“Known for their jubilant, high-energy shows, The Mammals deftly move from older-than-dirt banjo duets to sound-the-alarm topical fare that’s right in line with the times, bouncing from rafter raising hoe-downs to hear-a-pin-drop a cappella balladry,” according to the release.
You can hear the Folk Alley premiere of The Mammals’ new track “Make it True” at http://www.folkalley.com/archives/001639.php
Pops is located at 5819 Sacramento Ave. in Dunsmuir. There is a $10 suggested donation at the door. More information is available by visiting www.popsdunsmuir.com.