“Personal inspiration, emotional renewal, and physical rejuvination.”
ATWOOD MAGAZINE’S ‘2019 ARTISTS TO WATCH’
“With a light-hearted approach to a breakup song, Upstate exuberantly delivers this high-spirited musical treat.”
PARADE MAGAZINE REVIEW OF “MARIETTA”
"It’s probably impossible to have a bad time at an Upstate show. Their songs constantly changed style and direction. It was hard to know where they'd go next, but they never had a problem keeping the crowd moving."
TRIAL AND ERROR COLLECTIVE REVIEW
"Along with folk and field hollers, Upstate's infectiously sunny organic stew stirs together strands of bluegrass,
jazz, blues, Broadway, gospel, soul, and pop."
INTERVIEW WITH THE ALT
"The next time someone complains, “They don’t make ‘em like they used to,” feel free to grab their ear and point them in the direction of Upstate."
INTERVIEW WITH OTIS MOUNTAIN LIVE
"The band, lacking familiar chordal anchors of guitar or piano, is off-kilter in a delicious, entirely unobtrusive way."
CHRONOGRAM "A REMEDY" REVIEW
"They swing, they sway, they rock and they roar. They need nothing more than their voices to channel rhythm and stoke your emotions."
THE POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL 2015
"Imagine the Andrews Sisters fronting a band that swings with the dizzying drive of gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt."
THE POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL 2014
"A Remedy is a multi-layered journey, highlighted by the beautifully-plucked and sung Get Gone -- a salad that will transport you to a rocking chair on a front porch, perhaps with a whiskey and a smoke, somewhere scenic and personally meaningful to you."
THE DAILY LP "A REMEDY" REVIEW