There are several artists named Upstate: (1) Upstate is the new name for the folk/soul/Americana act formerly known as Upstate Rubdown. Based out of New Paltz, Ulster County, New York. (2) Upstate is an Oklahoma, United States based indie duo. (3) UPSTATE was an indie rock band based out of Seattle, Washington, United States active in the late 2000s. Featured members of BOAT, The Quiet Ones, and The Major Cities.