Profile: Union Street Preservation Society
Now we know what you’re thinking… what’s a folk band without beards? Especially when all members hail from Brooklyn. Is this even possible? Apparently, it is. Union Street Preservation Society is a relatively new string-based folk group, performing “cosmic American music” that throws together every combination of home-spun country pickin’. And for a band that’s been working their way around Gotham’s neo-folk scene for just under a year, they’ve already begun leaving their mark on the bigger neo-folk venues around town.
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Now they’ve been offered a residency playing the first Thursday of every month at LES club/record label/store/restaurant National Underground, starting tonight (8:00-10:30 pm) and continuing every month thereafter. This looks to be a great way to get your fix of 4-part harmonies and slide guitar for the evening. Best of all, it’s free! We recommend checking them out soon before they realize they should be charging a lot more for these shows.
But don’t take our word for it, check out some hot dobro action from the band right here during one of their older performances at National Underground:
Written by Mike Levine