Join us for an evening of folk, soul and more with acclaimed Hudson Valley band Upstate supporting their new album 'Healing'. Opening up the night will be local folk singer Abby Sherman and her band.
For Upstate, the last few years have been a time of profound exploration and self-discovery. As the band knocked off milestone after milestone on the road, their sound, their lineup, and even their name all underwent dramatic metamorphoses. Challenging and thrilling all at once, those changes have finally culminated in the sextet’s dazzling new album, a collection that showcases both their remarkable growth and their adventurous blend of folk, R&B, jazz, gospel, and rock and roll.
Recorded primarily over six days at the Clubhouse studio in Rhinebeck, NY, ‘Healing’ is the band’s first release with new member Allison Olender, their first with four contributing songwriters, and their first since shortening their name from Upstate Rubdown. It’s also their first project to be produced by Wood Brothers percussionist Jano Rix, who helped the group embrace their transformation and lean in to their unique lineup without sacrificing any of the gorgeous harmonies, eclectic arrangements, and unforgettable performances that have defined the band since their earliest days.
Upstate first emerged from New York’s Hudson Valley in 2015 with their critically acclaimed debut, ‘A Remedy.’ The Poughkeepsie Journal raved that the group “need[s] nothing more than their voices to channel rhythm and stoke your emotions,” while Chronogram hailed their “infectiously sunny organic stew,” and The Alt called them “toe-tapping, contagious, and fun.” The album earned the band festival performances from Mountain Jam to FreshGrass, as well as a slew of national headline dates and support slots with everyone from The Felice Brothers and Phox to Marco Benevento and Cory Henry.
Melanie Glenn, Mary Kenney, Allison Olender - Vocals
Harry D'Agostino - Bass
Ryan Chappell - Mandolin
Dean Mahoney - Cajón
Abby Sherman is a folk singer-songwriter from Lamoille County Vermont. She has been preforming since the age of 18 in 2010. Her first album ‘Finding Hope’ came out July of 2018 and she is diligently working on the next. She has recently joined forces with Ben Slotnick, a local mandolinist. As a duo, these two create powerful music focused mainly on original tunes with an occasion cover you may recognize. Always driven towards the more artistic and natural way of life Abby’s passion for whatever she may take on shines through with seemingly no effort. This album is no different, her soulful voice and Ben’s folky riffs make for a toe-tapping heartfelt listening experience.