August 1, 2014

Sunflare Songs/Records
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SUNUP reissues the 1995 release of “Saratoga Sunrise!”

SUNUP, a contemporary folk/rock band from upstate NY, has reissued their “Saratoga Sunrise” album.

SUNUP’s sound culminates from fusing contemporary folk, with country, smooth jazz and rock, with an emphasis on vocal harmonies. Stylistically the music hints a blend of C,S & N, Acoustic Alchemy and Dan Fogelberg. 

Sunup weaves a tapestry through their music by creating images of meeting friends, horses galloping trackside, along with the beauty of the Adirondack Mountains. Through the power of song, they have successfully produced a soundtrack to summer sunshine and romance, creating memories that can be stirred up with merely a listen.

Some of the highlights of this recording are “Kings and Queens”, which was Sunup’s most requested tune and one performed at many a wedding ceremony. With strong vocals and delicate acoustic instrumentation, it remains a timeless, standout track.

The album contains a wonderful tribute to the late Hall of Fame horse trainer, Woody Stephens. Utilizing the strength in their vocal harmonies along with the warm sounds of acoustic guitar and piano, it could easily become a soundtrack for a documentary or movie about Woody. It paints pictures of horses working out at dawn and offers a glimpse into the world of thoroughbred horse racing. 

Several of the other tracks are devoted to both the paradoxical beauty and gaming side of horse racing. Horse lovers will relate immediately to “Life Is a Gamble” and two other instrumental tracks, featuring the writing and acoustic guitar work of Garry Manuel.

Many of the tunes were written and inspired by times spent in the Adirondack Mountains and Saratoga Springs in upstate NY. 

SUNUP opened shows for Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGee, Eric Anderson, the James Gang and others. Sunup performed concerts, coffeehouses, colleges and clubs mostly in the upstate NY and New England areas and a number of live radio shows on WCMF and WGMC, in Rochester.

The album “Saratoga Sunrise” by SUNUP is available on iTunes, CD Baby and elsewhere beginning July 25th, 2014.