Acoustic musical duo, Mike + Ruthy, will be performing a mix of folk, Americana, blues, and indie rock at View on Saturday, July 13 at 7:30 p.m.
The husband and wife team of Michael Merenda and Ruth Ungar, first began playing music together in New York City in 1999 and are currently residents of Woodstock, NY.
While they have never been to Old Forge, they said they are looking forward to presenting a concert at View.
“Something I like about our life and career is that we play a lot of really beautiful tucked away towns and venues where you don’t expect to actually grow a following, or your career. But actually, you do because there is a more laid back energy and sense of community in those places and people come out and really cut loose and have a good time,” Ungar said.
She said the music she and Merenda perform can be classified as “listening music”—full of interesting lyrics, high and low tempos with a fiddle or a banjo thrown in.
Over the years they have produced four albums, The Honeymoon Agenda, which was written on their honeymoon, Waltz of the Chickadee, Million to One, and The NYC EP which includes a never before recorded song written by Woody Guthrie called, “My New York City.”
Tickets to the Mike + Ruthy show are $25 for non-members and $20 for members and may be purchased from View by calling (315) 369-6411 or by going online to viewarts.org.