Folk pair to perform at Loring-Greenough House

June 8, 2007
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Ruth and Mike Merenda of The Mammals will perform as part of the Notlob House Concert acoustic music series on Sat., June 9 at the Loring-Greenough House, 12 South Street. Doors open at 7 p.m. for the 7:30 performance.

The Merendas, two-fifths of folk supergroup, The Mammals, are touring the US in support of their new CD, “Quiver.” They are in between tours with The Mammals, the next of which will take the band all over America as well as Australia and Europe.

Mike Merenda is a wordsmith, vocalist and guitarist whom has long recognized that a good song has the ability to improve the world. On both an intensely personal and universal level Merenda’s work strives to entertain as well as illuminate. His early fascination with the socially conscious writings of Bob Marley and Bob Dylan met head-on with the arrival of young, smart, outspoken artists such as Ani Difranco and Dan Bern, furthering the young writer’s blossoming belief that politics need not be polarizing and dry, but alive, vibrant and inspiring.

Ruth Ungar Merenda is the daughter of Jay Ungar and Lyn Hardy, two musicians who have kept American folk traditions stoked. She spent her childhood amidst all manner of string instruments and the visitations of members of New York’s Jewgrass gang.

Notlob House Concerts produces unique musical artists in unusual and often unexpected environments.

Refreshments will be available. Tickets are $12 are the door or $10 in advance. Seating is limited for the concerts. For reservations, e-mail notlobmusic@gmail.com. Include name, number of seats and e-mail address. For more information, see www.lghouse.org or www.myspace.com/notlobhouseconcerts.

From press materials.