Sometimes described as “subversive acoustic traditionalists” and a “party band with a conscience” The Mammals are Ruth Ungar, Mike Merenda, and a cohort of compelling collaborators who form a thrilling
Sometimes described as “subversive acoustic traditionalists” and a “party band with a conscience” The Mammals are Ruth Ungar, Mike Merenda, and a cohort of compelling collaborators who form a thrilling howl of Americana fiddle, banjo, guitar, organ, bass, and drums. These guys are fun! And their emotionally-charged songs are heavily influenced by traditional folk, soul, old-time, blues, Cajun, Celtic and rock and roll. “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
Chefs Alex Kemper and Katrina Pierson of Little Truc will prepare a seasonal feast served family style at rustic farm tables.. “It’s just good ingredients, prepared thoughtfully,” says Kemper. Menu to be announced shortly.
Eli Catlin opens. Melding Blues, Folk, Country and American Primitive styles, he plays and sings with an intensity, and honesty, that make for a truly engaging musical experience.
This year, we’re encouraging guests to come for the afternoon and explore Valley View Farm – weather permitting. Bring your x-country skis, snowshoes, or rugged boots and wander the trails that surround the property. We’ll be serving hot cocoa and cider in the barn to warm you up.
Net proceeds will go to the Rosenberg Fund for Children (www.rfc.org), a group which Mike & Ruthy support as members of its Advisory Board. The RFC helps kids in the U.S. whose activist parents are under attack, and youth activists who are harmed directly. With RFC funding, children are able to go to camp and get therapy, make art, play sports, and do other joyful and healing things, while they or their parents fight to protect immigrants, combat racism and police brutality, preserve the environment, and safeguard the rights of queer and trans folks, workers, prisoners, and others whose lives are under threat.
Tickets are $60 in advance, $65 door for dinner and the show.
Skip dinner and come just for the music – $20 advance/$25 at the door.
Concert only tickets are standing room only. This will be a dancing show!