The Mammals Bring an Impressive Folk Legacy to Peninsula’s G.A.R. Hall

Sat 2/10 @ 8PM

The folk/roots music quintet the Mammals, hailing from New York’s Hudson Valley, have a serious legacy to uphold. The ensemble was founded in 2001 by the legendary Pete Seeger’s grandson, Tao Rodriguez-Seeger, who toured with extensively with his grandfather for years before his death in 2014 at the age of 94; Ruth Ungar, daughter of ’60s Greenwich Village folk scene denizen Jay Ungar; and Ungar’s husband, Mike Merenda.

After six albums, the group went on hiatus in 2007, but they’re now back on the road, with Mike’s brother Chris on drums and Jacob Silver on bass helping to give their tradition-based music a high-octane contemporary feel. They’ll be releasing a new album, Sunshiner, in the spring.

You can get a preview of their current repertoire and sound at Peninsula’s G.A.R. Hall where they perform as part of its Voices in the Valley series. Tickets are $17 in advance $20 at the door.

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