David Gonzalez and Upstate
David Gonzalez is a professional storyteller, poet, playwright, musician and public speaker. He is a cultural ambassador for the U.S. State Department, and is the proud recipient of the International Performing Arts for Youth “Lifetime Achievement Award for Sustained Excellence“. Mr. Gonzalez was named a Fellow of the Joseph Campbell Foundation and was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for “Unique Theatrical Experience” for The Frog Bride.
Upstate is a group of people dedicated to creating visceral American music with clever rhythms and harmonies. The band’s blend of Americana/Jazz and Soul/Funk make for a unique, body warming sound. The members of Upstate Band live in New York’s beautiful Hudson Valley.