Friday, May 31 at 7:30PM
This program is supported in part by the Rockport Cultural Council, a local agency that is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
Two passes to The Falcon Ridge Folk Festival will be awarded to the winner of a drawing at this concert!
Upstate is an adventurous group of young musicians who take an uncommonly honest and personal look at the world they inhabit and the experiences they encounter. Singers Mary Kenney, Melanie Glenn, and Allison Olender sing with a joyous vocal blend and bring a playful spirit of sisterhood to their performance. Harry D’Agostino on bass and Dean Mahoney on cajón provide a rollicking rhythm background and complete the intoxicating sonic stew. Upstate’s music mixes folk, R&B, jazz, gospel, and rock and roll, and their shows are contagious and fun.
Over its six year history, the band has played in more than thirty states, from intimate house concerts to prominent festival stages, including Mountain Jam, Friendly Gathering, Green River Festival, and Otis Mountain Get Down. The band has opened for Cory Henry, Phox, Marco Benevento, The Felice Brothers, Commander Cody, Marcus King Band, and many others.
Here is a video of Upstate performing their song Sweet Hot Pie.