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THE MAMMALS Return From Hibernation With a New Record,
National Tour, & Hope for Humanity
5/5 – Boyne City, MI — Freshwater — times and ticket prices TBD
5/6 – Suttons Bay, MI — Bay Theatre — times and ticket prices TBD
Americana trailblazers The Mammals bring indie grit, earthy soul, and boldly political stringband fervor to their re-emergent new album and US tour in 2018. Sunshiner features 14 original songs and comes out April 20 on their own label, Humble Abode Music. In an era of human disconnect, The Mammals are awakening new listeners to authentic, handmade, roots music and reconnecting generations thru their truth-telling lyrics, euphoric instrumentals, and message of hope.
Sunshiner bottles The Mammals’ onstage effervescence and lyrical prowess along with some beautiful studio magic. The album bursts open with the soaring, up-tempo “Make It True.” There’s a palpable hope on this track, written by the band’s banjo/guitar wordsmith, Mike Merenda. It’s sung as a duet with fiddler/vocalist Ruth Ungar and features the driving energy of Konrad Meissner on drums, Jacob Silver on bass, Ken Maiuri on 12-string and the soaring pedal steel of Charlie Rose. Their harmonies, harmonica, and jangling guitars hint at The Byrds, Fleet Foxes, and something distinctly “Mammalian.” As the refrain sings, “There’s a better world in store / And we somedays sing the blues / Somedays sing those harmonies too, yeah we do / And we’ll one day sing those words that will make it true.”
This time around, The Mammals’ goals are twofold: raise positive social awareness & have a good party! These folks will stop at nothing to bring people together to a place of positivity.