Parsonsfield

Parsonsfield

Upstate Rubdown

Sun · December 31, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Gateway City Arts

$25/Adv, $30/Door

Tickets at the Door

Food and drink available from the Bistro at Gateway City Arts from 4pm throughout the show.

Menu

The Bistro at Gateway City Arts serves fresh, locally-sourced New American Cuisine for lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. They also have a complete bar and seasonal outdoor beer garden that serves beer, wine, and classic as well as signature cocktails. For menus and more details please go to:
To contact the kitchen please call 413-650-0786 or bistro@gatewaycityarts.com

Parsonsfield
Parsonsfield
Parsonsfield is a western Massachusetts based quintet praised for making “the most jubilant and danceable indie roots music this side of the Carolinas” (NPR). Catch them onstage any night and the band’s joy is palpable. They trade instruments, share microphones, and shoot each other big grins. They sing in tight multi-part harmonies, their voices blending like they've been doing this together all their lives. That’s because Parsonsfield is a family band, not by birth but by choice.

WE, the highly anticipated fourth release from Parsonsfield, pushes the boundaries of their harmony-driven grassroots origins creating their own distinctive Americana, integrating pop and bold rock flourishes along the way. In a concise five songs, WE captures the band’s maturing sound, winding its way through a full range of emotions. It has as much influence from 90’s rock and 70’s R&B as it does the folk-pop material that fans have come to expect

Parsonsfield have been added to Folk Pop, Fresh Folk, Roots Rising and Indie Bluegrass playlists on Spotify, alongside artists like Joseph, The Lumineers, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, and The Head And The Heart.
Upstate Rubdown
Upstate Rubdown
Upstate Rubdown is an acoustic septet drawing inspiration from every corner and decade of America's musical heritage. Based in New York State'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, and Christian Joao on flute and alto/baritone saxophone. The dynamic rhythm section supports a three part vocal harmony powerhouse of founding members Mary Kenney and Melanie Glenn with recent Nashville-transplant Allison Olender.

Over its five year history, the band has played in more than twenty states, from intimate house concerts to prominent festival stages, including Mountain Jam, Frendly Gathering, and Green River Festival. The band has opened for Cory Henry, Phox, The Felice Brothers, and many others.

Otis Mountain Get Down captures the heart of the matter:

"Pulling from the greatest corners of American music, this group has the power to get feet moving with or without amplification. Like fresh-farmed vegetables, their music is as organic as it is good for you. From foot-stomping bass, highlighted by the slap of a cajon, to the familiar strums of the mandolin over a wailing saxophone – there’s so much going on instrumentally that when the harmonious lead vocalists chime in, the result is nothing short of a homegrown hurricane of sound."
Venue Information:
Gateway City Arts
92 Race St.
Holyoke, MA, 01040
http://www.gatewaycityarts.com/