Mike Merenda – Guitar

Ruthless Mike is the solo handle for Hudson Valley based songwriter Michael Merenda best known for his work with genre-hopping stringband The Mammals and the duo Mike + Ruthy. Following in the footsteps of his heroes Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, Dan Bern and Ani DiFranco, Merenda performs gorgeous folk songs on banjo and guitar with “a lyrical dexterity miles beyond much of what is on parade in the singer-songwriter world of today” (Shut Eye Records). In 2018 Mike will be touring with The Mammals in support of their new record, Sunshiner, and curating The Hoot, a bi-annual folk festival that he co-produces with his wife and bandmate, Ruth Ungar.