The Mammals is a five-piece Americana band from Woodstock, NY. A string band at the core, The Mammals augment their sound with drums and electric guitar to create a collectively harmonized howl as thrilling and rocking as any band currently subverting folk traditions. The band features outstanding songwriters Mike Merenda and Ruth Ungar (sometimes known as Mike + Ruthy) lifted by a thrilling rhythm section of bass, drums and pedal steel.
After a several year hiatus, The Mammals are bringing back the band name that energized crowds in the 00's and gave them their start. This time around their goals remain two-fold: raise positive social awareness & have a good party!
Back in 2001, The Mammals originated as a partnership between Ungar, Merenda and Tao Rodriguez-Seeger (Pete Seeger's grandson) and later grew to include other players. The 2017 lineup includes some former Mammal members including Jacob Silver and Ken Maiuri when they are not touring with Lee Fields and the B-52's respectively.