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

Pops is located at 5819 Sacramento Ave. in Dunsmuir. There is a $10 suggested donation at the door. More information is available by visiting