After thousands of concerts across tens-of-thousands of miles, Ruth Ungar & Mike Merenda (of The Mammels) have emerged as one of acoustic America’s most revered musical duos. Maybe it’s their differences that make the whole thing work. Mike is an artfully prolific songwriter with an indie rock soul and feather-touch vocals. Ruthy is an earthy country-blues singer raised by folkies with the unmistakable stage presence of a natural-born performer. To Mike + Ruthy, music is not just a way of living, it’s a way of experiencing life.
As story-tellers, as singers, as poets and as parents (they tour with their two small children), Mike + Ruthy are heralds of an American cultural awakening, one that values honesty and togetherness, one that prefers grit to glitz and one that - in the face of an information super-highway - revels in the old-fashioned telling of a story. Described as “rich, vintage Americana” by Time Out NY, Mike + Ruthy’s 2012 Woody Guthrie collaboration “My New York City” is being hailed as one of the most gorgeous pieces ever to have come out of the archive.
“Some of the best songwriting of their generation.” - LA Weekly
“Easily a new favorite.” - Daytrotter
Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. FREE tickets for Unity College students sponsored by Student Activities.