When: Fri., Dec. 9, 9 p.m. 2016
Hailing from New Paltz, N.Y., the heart of the Hudson River Valley, Upstate Rubdown are an acoustic septet featuring three female lead vocalists. Singers Melanie Glenn, Mary Kenney and Allison Olender wind their intricate three-part harmonies over the band’s unconventional mix of mandolin, saxophone, flute, upright bass and cajón. Their hearty blend of Americana styles, invigorated by jazz and soul accents, make their 2015 album, A Remedy, a potent cure for the impending winter blues. Upstate Rubdown play on Friday, December 9, at Nectar’s in Burlington. Damn Tall Buildings open.