Upstate Rubdown, an acoustic septet from Upstate New York, is a sonic whirlwind of foot-stomping Americana, complete with mandolin, alto/baritone saxophone, cajon, and upright bass, all led by a soaring harmonic trio of powerhouse female vocalists. Drawing from every corner and decade of America’s musical landscape, Upstate Rubdown has been described as a “hurricane of sound.” The band can land perfectly in any setting, from intimate house concerts to prominent festival stages. The material is innovative and forward thinking, but never at the expense of a great hook or a solid groove. Upstate Rubdown plays music to move your body and soul.
Photo by Matt Dayak
$15 advance/ $20 at the door