EARLVILLE – The Earlville Opera House welcomes a fabulous folk-string duo to the EOH Arts Café at 8 p.m. Friday.
After seven years of touring internationally with Indie string band The Mammals, Michael Merenda and Ruth Ungar Merenda (a.k.a. Mike and Ruthy) have struck out on their own, creating a gorgeous new acoustic folk recording on their label, Humble Abode Music.
“This simply beautiful, organically crafted (and well-titled) session references the Mammals’ neo-string band tack and folk roots (fiddler and guitarist Ruthy is the daughter of famed fiddler Jay Ungar) and also brings a trough of more contemporary influences...” as reviewed in the Chronogram 2/08. Another reviewer in the Cleveland Scene reminds all: “Let’s also not forget that Ruth Unger, like Alison Krauss, has a terrific set of pipes and the ability to wring every drop of soul from her fiddle.”