FestivaLink.net presents The Mammals at MerleFest, NC 4/29/06
Woodstock, NY band, The Mammals, boast a loyal North-American following, and burst with a dynamic and captivating repertoire. After touring the US for 5 years in a van full of guitars, banjos, fiddles, drums, and upright bass, this quintet is preparing to make some larger journeys.
At a Mammals show, party meets personality. The old-time music that they love is great for rhythmic escape. Interspersed with these dancey numbers, the band’s three singers, Tao Rodriguez-Seeger, Michael Merenda, and Ruth Merenda bring dynamic and heartfelt leads and harmonies to the forefront. At times familiar, and at times original, their songs all have something to say.
Ruth Ungar (fiddle, vocals)
Michael Merenda (guitar, vocals)
Tao Rodriguez-Seeger (banjo, vocals)
Chris Merenda (drums)
Jacob Silver (bass)
Chris Segura, of Feufollet, joins in on the last tune for some cajun double-fiddles!
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The Mammals at Philadelphia Folk Festival 8/18/07
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Photos: Leila Jackson, Gnu Moon Graphics (gnumoon.com).