March 3, 2018 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Off Center Stage
315 Richardson St
Grass Valley, CA 95945
$17 members $20 general public
530-274-8384 ext 14

The Center For The Arts Presents

The Mammals with Pine Street Ramblers opening

Saturday, March 3rd, 8:00 PM, Off Center Stage

  • $17 members
  • $20 general public
    Limited Theater Seating


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(Ticket price includes $2 facility fee. Does not include applicable fee for online purchases.)

“Begin learning about The Mammals and Mike + Ruthy: the present and future of the American folk music tradition is vital and vested in them.” – Unreal Bluegrass

A high-octane Americana quintet from New York’s storied Hudson Valley, The Mammals carry on the work of Pete Seeger & Woody Guthrie with a deep original repertoire and signature “trad is rad” sound.

Founded in 2001 by Seeger’s grandson, Tao, second-generation fiddler/singer, Ruth Ungar, and banjo/guitar songsmith, Mike Merenda, The Mammals reemerged in 2017 “stronger than ever” (Folk Alley) fronted by Mike + Ruthy along with drums, bass, and pedal steel. Known for their jubilant, high-energy shows, The Mammals deftly move from older-than-dirt banjo duets to sound-the-alarm topical fare that’s right in line with the times, bouncing from roof-raising hoe-downs to hear-a-pin-drop a cappella balladry.

“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

“Their dynamic shows regularly bring a tear to the eye and hope to the hearts of listeners of all generations. In an era of disconnect, The Mammals work to re-connect thru their truth-telling lyrics, off-the-cuff storytelling, and euphoric instrumentals.” – No Depression

“Some of the best songwriting of their generation.” – LA Weekly

“A string band at the core, The Mammals augment their sound with drums and electric guitar to create a collectively harmonized howl as thrilling and rocking as any band currently subverting folk traditions.” – No Depression



Pine Street Ramblers

Pine Street Ramblers are a four piece band from the Sierra Nevada foothills performing original and classic good time roots music. The Ramblers draw inspiration from a variety of musical styles, including folk, bluegrass, country, and good old-fashion roots rock. Their high energy sound is a refreshing take on the typical modern string-band; their live show is a raucous powerhouse that deftly showcases their songwriting prowess in the context of foot-stompin’ good times and remarkable collective instrumental chops.