The NYC EP

by Mike + Ruthy

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The adventure began with a magical document from the Guthrie Archive. We fooled around with the melody and quickly found a deep connection to “My New York City.” It was obvious that we had to travel down-state to record with the boys [Jacob Silver and Robin MacMillan]. The 1-inch tape rolled and the songs flowed free and wide like the mighty Hudson. And then, like the tidal river, things seemed to eddy and flow back upstream for a minute. Was this a two -song vinyl release or the beginnings of a full record? The answer came over late night beers with some long-time road cohorts. The NYC EP is a moment in time and space, a spirited session in Williamsburg, Brooklyn with wrinkles and rough edges intact.
– Mike + Ruthy liner notes to The NYC EP

credits

released April 17, 2012

Mike Merenda: vocals, guitar, high-strung guitar, banjo, harmonica, farfisa

Ruthy Ungar: vocals, guitar, resophonic uke, fiddle
Robin MacMillan: drums

Jacob Silver: bass, Hammond organ “Toast My Memory” and “Oh Mama”

Charlie Rose: pedal steel on “My New York City”

Aoife O’Donovan: harmony vocal on “Raise Your Glasses High”

Recorded + mixed by Robin MacMillan + Jacob Silver at Media Blitz East, Brooklyn, NY
Mastered by Doug Krebs, Seattle, WA
Design by Carly James, Bison Bookbinding, Bellingham, WA

On My Way Home, Toast My Memory, Raise Your Glasses High
By Michael Merenda, © 2012 Concert Works Music, ASCAP

Oh Mama
By Ruth Ungar, © 2012 Concert Works Music, ASCAP

Romance In The Dark
By Lillian Green, © 1940 Wabash Music Company, BMI

My New York City
words + music by Woody Guthrie, additional music by Michael Merenda + Ruth Ungar © 2012 Woody Guthrie Publications, Inc., BMI + Concert Works Music, ASCAP

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