Upstate-Mercury Lounge, NYC

It’s been 3 years since Upstate came downstate to NYC. 

Off the road due to the pandemic, their lives, as all of ours were, upended.

Suddenly faced with the time to take a deep dive into the meaning of life question the status quo and field transisitions of all sorts, Upstate’s response, to produce a new album – ‘You only get a few’. 

Playing the new work in NYC for the first time at the Mercury Lounge along with some old favorites, the audience was dancing and singing from the get go. A collaboration that was long awaited and eagerly and energetically embraced by all.

Mary Webster, Melanie Glenn, Harry D’Agostino and Dylan McKinstry

Words and Photos by Tanya Ahmed