Hudson Valley-based husband-and-wife duo Mike Merenda and Ruth Ungar (otherwise known simply as Mike + Ruthy) have made waves in the Americana world for nearly twenty years. They tour upwards of a hundred shows a year (with their two kids in tow), sharing bills with industry luminaries as diverse as The Avett Brothers, Milk Carton Kids and Elephant Revival, and produce a bi-annual Hudson Valley folk festival called The Hoot. In 2018, Merenda and Ungar reintroduced the high-energy folk rock sound that they helped define in the early 2000s by reforming their seminal stringband The Mammals. They kick off day two of SMF 2019 with an intimate duo set.
“In the vanguard of today’s vibrant folk revival.”