Self-described as folk roots musicians and hailing from Woodstock, NY, Mike + Ruthy’s music is literate, political, satirical, sensual, loving, edgy, vintage, warm and beautiful. With an arsenal of fiddle, banjo, guitar, ukulele and soulful harmony singing, Mike + Ruthy’s no-limits repertoire ranges from rock to traditional American folk.
Over a decade of touring has taken them worldwide where they’ve performed over one thousand concerts in listening rooms, living rooms and festivals as well as performances at NYC’s Carnegie Hall accompanying Arlo Guthrie in 2005 (with their former band The Mammals) and Madison Square Garden as part of Pete Seeger’s 90th birthday celebration in 2009.
Two-thousand-twelve will see Mike + Ruthy’s 4th release entitled “The NYC EP” featuring the premier recording of “My New York City,” a beautifully revived Woody Guthrie lyric from the Woody Guthrie Archives.
Mike + Ruthy believe strongly in the power of music to foster community and affect positive change in the world and are thrilled to be working with the Music for Occupy project.