We regret to inform you that, due to an injury, Upstate will no longer perform this evening, Wednesday, August 17. Here is a note from band member Melanie Glenn:
Hello! It’s Melanie from Upstate. We, unfortunately, will not be able to perform at Caramoor this Wednesday. I broke my foot and the break is bad enough to need surgery. As Harry has said before, “Healing’s just the hardest thing to do.” We look forward to seeing all of you soon at another show in the future. Thank you for supporting us!
In their place, we welcome Cole Quest and The City Pickers, who will perform on Friends Field at 7:00pm.
If you already had tickets for Upstate, please check your email for ticket options. Upstate ticket buyers who want to attend Cole Quest and The City Pickers do not need to take any further action.
Cole Quest and The City Pickers are a group of New York City musicians connected by friendship and a love of bluegrass. Cole Quest, grandson of the folk icon Woody Guthrie, has brought together a collection of eclectic pickers who have gained recognition on the local scene. Performing both Quest’s original tunes as well as traditional favorites, The City Pickers bring their special brand of high-spirited talent to the stage, with up-beat, knee-slapping energy, and a high lonesome sound that’ll leave you wanting more.
Please bring your own seating for this concert, as it takes place on our grassy Friends Field. You can even bring or purchase a picnic dinner!
After recording at NYC’s renowned Magic Shop studio and releasing their debut album in 2017, Cole Quest and The City Pickers just released their first EP, Self [En]Titled on Omnivore Records, in April of 2021 with the help of Grammy award-winning producer Steve Rosenthal, Grammy award-winning mixing engineer Tom Camuso, and Grammy award-winning mastering engineer, Michael Graves. As featured in The Bluegrass Situation, Bluegrass Today, Folk Alley, WFUV, American Songwriter, Americana Highways, The Alternate Root, The Morton Report, and many more, they’ve shared bills with acts such as Sierra Hull, Sarah Jaroz, Billy Strings & Don Julin, Della Mae, The Brothers Comatose, The Lil Smokies, Whiskey Shivers, Old Salt Union, The Lonely Heartstring Band, Willie Watson, Blind Boy Paxton, Mike + Ruthy (of The Mammals), Tony Trischka, and Michael Daves during their tenure as a group and continue to perform for live audiences throughout the US.