Coming to Putney's Next Stage on Saturday: Folk Revivalists The Mammals

PUTNEY, VERMONT - Coming to Next Stage on Saturday, October 28, its the folk revivalists The Mammels! Hailing from Woodstock, New York, The Mammals are a high-octane Americana quintet from New York’s storied Hudson Valley, carrying on the work of Pete Seeger & Woody Guthrie with a deep original repertoire and signature “trad is rad” sound.


PRESS RELEASE * Photos Courtesy of The Mammels

Founded in 2001 by Seeger’s grandson, Tao, second generation fiddler/singer, Ruth Ungar, and banjo/guitar songsmith, Mike Merenda, The Mammals re-emerged in 2017, fronted by Mike and Ruthy along with drums, bass and pedal steel.

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 roof-raising hoe-downs to hear-a-pin-drop a cappella balladry.

In 2018 The Mammals will be touring internationally in support of their their new full-length release including the singles "My Baby Drinks Water," a mother’s lullaby plea to protect clean water, and "Culture War," a song that 'gets right to the heart of the fight for the American soul.'

“Some of the best songwriting of their generation.” (LA Weekly)

“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.” (No Depression)

"The Mammals don’t suffer from multiple genre syndrome, they celebrate it as if gleefully aware that the sound barriers separating old-timey music, vintage pop and contemporary folk are as permeable as cotton.” (Washington Post)

Tickets are $18 in advance, $22 at the door. For more information and to order tickets, call (802) 387-0102 or visit http://nextstagearts.org.