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Fusion Boutique Presents ‘Live At The Attic’ with Mike + Ruthy – From The Mammals

Source: Fusion Boutique
Posted: 9 Oct 2019
Mike Merenda and Ruth Ungar are a Hudson Valley, USA based husband-and-wife duo setting the Americana/Indie-Folk scene ablaze, as a duo or with their five-piece band, The Mammals.

Singers, songwriters & storytellers, social & environmental activists, poets and parents, they tour with their children in tow, embodying a down-home approach to Americana.

Merenda is a prolific songwriter, who’s recent crowd-pleasing piece, Sunshiner, was nominated for an International Folk Music Award for Song of the Year. It is an ode to renewable energy which simultaneously honours the past and looks to the future with the sing-along lyric, “Yes my Daddy was a miner, but I’m gonna be a sunshiner.”

Ungar’s unique vocal style ranges from a capella balladry to earthy soul and country. She was raised in a folk music family and learned the fiddle at a young age.

She is carrying on her family tradition, being the daughter of legendary fiddler/composer, Jay Ungar, known for his famous composition, ‘Ashokan Farewell’ used as the theme for Ken Burns’ landmark documentary, ‘The Civil War’, which she also enjoys performing.

“Mike & Ruthy concerts blend artistry and authenticity, with fiery fiddle & banjo, emotionally potent harmonies, and dynamic stories that deepen the experience. Tap your toes and sing along as Mike & Ruthy “roam effortlessly through the whole span that is Americana, from alt-country to folk to bluegrass.” – The Bluegrass Situation

“These two will shatter any stereotypical misconceptions of what it means to be a folk musician” – The Coastal Journal

“Everything is masterfully performed as Mike Merenda and Ruthy Ungar sing about the charms of hard work, home made wine and free parking. Amid the barn dance reverie created by fiddle, pedal steel, horns and more, Ruthy’s versatile alto is the most glorious instrument of all.” – ABCnews

“Pristine” – The New York Times

“Some of the best song writing of their generation” – LA Weekly

Mike and Ruthy website

 


 

Mike + Ruthy – From The Mammals Live in Concert, upstairs at Hotel Blue

Date:
Friday 1st November 2019. 

Time:
Doors Open 6pm. Show Starts 7pm.

Venue:
Hotel Blue 'Live At The Attic' Upstairs, 88 Lurline St, Katoomba

Tickets:

  • $20 pre-sale available from Hotel Blue reception (during reception open hours) (Cash Only)
  • $21.50 (Including booking fees) Phone 02) 4782 6922 and Online
  • $25 on the Door from 6pm (Cash Only) – Unless Sold Out

*This is an intimate capacity venue and tickets are strictly limited!

 
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