It’s not often you see the words “Brooklyn” and “Americana string band” used in the same sentence, but Union Street Preservation Society brings the two together seamlessly. Comprised of five members from all parts of the country, the jazz-infused string quintet introduces upbeat rhythms, perfect instrument pairings, and musicality that sings without words. Their EP Spring to Rust, brings back the American roots tradition, full of life and bluegrass bounce that can lift you up and mellow you out all in one album. The band includes, Sara Bouchard (vox/mando), Jason Bertone (vox/bass), Harrison Hollingsworth (vox/fiddle), David Lieberman (vox/rhythm guitar) and Alex Borsody (lead guitar). Union Street Preservation Society is the ultimate hybrid of solid musicians, genuine roots feel, and that old country sound that brings you back to the lazy days of summer in the heart of America. - See them live at Spike Hill tonight with This Way and Frankenpine (01.06) and read Christina Morelli's interview with the band here.