"It’s probably impossible to have a bad time at an Upstate Rubdown 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 Rubdown'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 Rubdown."
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
"Upstate Rubdown showed their Appalachian soul as Mary Kenney, Melanie Glenn and Kate Scarlett’s melodic voices took over."
THE VERMONT CYNIC
"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 multi-layered journey, highlighted by the beautifully-plucked and sung Get Gone — a ballad 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."