The Grange celebrates the life and music of folksinger and activist Pete Seeger on his 100th birthday in film, lectures, concerts and a children’s music festival. Tonight’s show by Mike + Ruthy brings two songwriters to the stage with songs by Pete and their own music, challenging us all to stand up and sing
Mike + Ruthy are Hudson Valley based songwriters who have made waves in the Americana world and beyond. Multi-talented musicians playing a variety of instruments (fiddle, banjo, guitar, banjo uke), their songs are timeless, uplifting, and finely crafted. Touring upwards of a 100 shows a year (with their two kids in tow), Mike + Ruthy also produce a bi-annual folk festival called The Hoot , which Pete Seeger called "one of the best song gatherings I've seen in all my 94 years."
In 2018 they reformed their seminal string band The Mammals and released the self-produced, Sunshiner. These two believe in the transformative power of a great live performance.
This project is made possible with the funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts.