August 23rd

The Blind Spots


This all original, female-fronted, five-piece moxy rock band from Ithaca, NY is driving hard at bigger things and has been busy building an airtight justification for all the buzz surrounding it, both throughout their hometown region and along the east coast as they’ve begun to tour nationally.  The band gets better and better, with its solid-as-a-rock rhythm section, eclectic library of vintage keyboard sounds, bold and inventive electric guitar stylings, electrifying lead vocals from force of nature Maddy Walsh, and uplifting, infectious songs that leave audiences humming for days.


Since the release of their debut album, El Camino Dream [2010] and their follow-up EP, Small Stampede [2012], both tight and inspired collections that showcase the band’s energy and expansive creativity, The Blind Spots have played a handful of the Northeast’s well-renowned clubs and have been invited to play at a number of music festivals, including the Finger Lakes Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance, Sterling Stage Folk fest, Rochester’s Lilac Festival, 16 Mile Brewery’s Summer Bash in Delaware, Apple Jam in Massachusetts, the Orlando Music Festival in Florida, etc. as well as at many colleges, including Cornell University, the University of Vermont, SUNY Brockport, and Elmira College to name a few.


In a musical-minded town like Ithaca, virtually teeming with talented artists, The Blind Spots have had to earn their notoriety. “It’s a great place to come from if you’re a serious musician,” says Walsh.  “It’s a good training ground.” Ithaca serves now as a supportive springboard that allows The Blind Spots to catapult into new territories. They toured from Upstate New York to the panhandle of Florida on a seven-week tour at the beginning of 2015 with stops at the Virginia Key Grassroots Festival in Miami and at several esteemed clubs along the way, and they plan to continue expanding their radius.


The band released its third studio album at the beginning of 2015. RHIZOMATIC was recorded at Pyramid Sound Studios with drummer, engineer, and producer Mike Parker at the helm.  With it, they released several music videos which can found on YouTube and here on the website.  Keep an eye on The Blind Spots, as they are on their way to winning the hearts of new devotees.