Mamie Minch is a longtime staple of New York’s acoustic blues scene. Listening to her sing and play is like unpacking a time capsule of American music that’s been stored in her 1930’s National steel guitar for decades and filtered through a modern femme sensitivity. Her musicianship and writing are so singular that she establishes her own musical reality, with its own stylistic chronology. Joining Mamie at Barbes in the Woods is percussionist Dean Sharenow (Joan Baez, Kill Henry Sugar, David Yazbek) and together they see her influences turn up, stretch out, get deeper, groovier, funkier. Their sets are one part old school hill country blues dance and one part harmony crooners with a dash of bittersweet feminist folk sentiment.