American roots band based in the Mohawk Valley.
Upstate Rubdown is an acoustic septet drawing inspiration from every corner (and decade) of America’s musical heritage. Based in New York’s Hudson Valley region, the band has spent years cultivating its sound, and continues to grow by the tune. The instrumentation includes Harry D’Agostino on upright bass, Ryan Chappell on mandolin, Dean Mahoney on cajón, […]
Rusticator is an acoustic band with an Americana spirit. The quartet has been entertaining capital region audiences since 2013 and is currently in the studio recording their second album – due for release in the spring of 2017. Drums and upright bass lend a woody backbeat to melodic acoustic guitar, improvisational fiddle, and three-part harmonies. […]
Ramblin Jug Stompers play 78 rpm Music for the 21st century. With banjo, mandolin, guitar, washboard and more, New York State’s premier jug band fuses the ragtime sounds of the 1920s with the bluegrass edge of the ’40s; mines the manic energy of ’60s folk revival acts; and adds a contemporary comic sensibility all its […]
Jim Gaudet and the Railroad Boys deliver exciting, contemporary songs steeped in the tradition of Acoustic Americana Roots Music. Traditional mountain style fuses with Gaudet’s contemporary folk songwriting in a body of work that is dynamic and diverse. His percussive rhythms are the perfect springboard for his weathered, penetrating voice and his melodies are downright […]
The Carter Family for the millennial generation…The band coined the term ‘guerrilla roots’ to describe its sound, which draws on early-20th-century Americana/bluegrass music, ‘repurposed for a modern audience.’” (The Boston Globe) Damn Tall Buildings was born in January of 2013, busking on Newbury Street in Boston, MA. Through street performing, this dynamic quartet formed the […]