You Can Come To My House: Mike & Ruthy and the Mammals

Mike and Ruthy closing the 2019 Summer Hoot in Ashokan, New York. They’ll be back at it again August 27-29th.

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On My Way Home: Mike and Ruthy


Monday morning, driving back down the Thruway with memories of the Ashokan Summer Hoot in our ears, Mike Miranda and Ruthy Unger with a barnraiser.

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Mike and Ruthy’s Hoot Love

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Mike Meranda and Ruthy Ungar, musicians extraordinare, talked with me about making a meaningful life in art.

Click on the grey triangle above to learn how a family survives and thrives carrying on the humanistic music path trod by Woodie Guthrie and Pete Seeger, and then goes on to make their own distinctive mark in music.

The interview was broadcast yesterday on the Arts Express program on radio station WBAI.

For more about the Ashokan Summer Hoot click here at Hoot.Love.

Rock On Little Jane: Mike and Ruthy


Mike Meranda and Ruthy Ungar are two incredible Hudson Valley musicians who I had the pleasure of meeting this week. Here they are singing at the Clearwater Festival 2015. The song was written for their little daughter Opal, but as Mike says, it was hard to rhyme with Opal, so they used Jane. The song is my new morning waker-upper.

Thanks to YouTuber Jim Motavalli