We got to perform this last weekend with 240 kids from the Rise Up Childrens Choir. It was so much fun. They are all so talented and good spirited. Sarah, the choir director, was great and very ambitious to wrangle all these kids around. It was an inspirational sight to see!Read More
I had a great time with these guys in VA and NC. Thanks to all the people that came to the shows! Next up... Gilbert, AZ!!
Jordan Rose on the Drums and...Read More
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Ryan Shupe brings his very elastic (and very fun) RubberBand to Williamsburg
I like this article... I think it turned out good.
Ryan Shupe brings his very elastic (and very fun) RubberBand to Williamsburg....Read More
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
We are excited to come to VA and NC...
Check out this shout out for the concert in NC.Read More
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
For 4 Tickets to our show in Williamsburg, VA - Kimball Theater.
We are excited to announce that we will be performing with the Rise Up Project in Gilbert, AZ on Feb 7. This is a great organization that is helping raise fund for music education. We will be performing with hundreds of children singing Dream Big. It is going to be really great!Read More
Tuesday, January 06, 2015
VA, NC and AZ
We are heading to Williamsburg, VA, Kill Devil Hills, NC and Gilbert AZ.
These are going to be some epic shows... so make sure you mark your calendars and spread the word. See you there!Read More
Thursday, January 01, 2015
New Years Resolutions 2015
We've got a couple New Years Resolutions. One is that we are releasing our newest CD... We Rode On. Of course, the locals and fans have been able to pick up the Lmited Pre-Release Version. But the finished product has not hit the shelves or iTunes, etc... So we are planning a big release!
Next, we need to get out and play some shows. Last year was such a great year and we are expecting even better stuff this year. Keep checking back for more updates or sign on the emailing list. Thanks for all the support!Read More
Friday, December 05, 2014
New (Pre-Release) Album Available Online Now thru Dec
The "Limited Pre-Release" version of our new album
"We Rode On" is available on our website Now (through Dec).
What a great Christmas gift... you can get it here!
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Ryan Shupe & the RubberBand in ID and WA!
We are excited to be coming up to ID and WA!
These are going to be a couple of great shows
Nov 1 - Blackfoot, ID - 7:00 PM
Snake River High School
This is a show put on by the Snake River Fine Arts.
Nov 21 - Mount Vernon, WA - 7:30 PM
It's been a while since we've been up to the Seattle area
so we are looking forward to getting back up there!
Make sure to check out our Christmas Shows on Nov 29 and Dec 22!
If you know someone in one of these areas,
invite them to our show... they won't be disappointed!
Monday, June 16, 2014
Onward and Upward
With the Sandy and Layton Amphitheater concerts behind us (and they were incredibly awesome and fun), we are setting out for more adventures this summer!
Please spread the word and come to a concert near you. We are heading to Kansas City, IA, ID, PA, VA, ME, WY, WA, OR, CO, NC and hopfully many more places as we keep touring!
Make sure to pick up an advanced copy of our new CD at one of our live shows. We will be officially releasing this CD in the fall - so keep you eyes and ears open! ThanksRead More
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Me-oh-my-oh, don't despair!
You know what's awesome?
Well, yeah, three-day-banja-thons in the deepest hills of ol' Virginia (a.k.a. Mirkwood) - those are awesome. But We're talking about the next thing:
Having awesome choirs and orchestras from around the country work out arrangements to your songs and sing/play them with you when you come to visit. It's like "Oh, hey uncle Chester, thanks for coming over. I've worked up a harmony banjo part to your original banjo song "Purty Mouth", and I wanna jam on it with you".
It's awesome like that. Most recently, the good peopl eof Arizona graced us with their mad skills. Also Wisconsin, Utah, and Texas.
We enjoyed being in all those places. After a quick visit to Folk Alliance in Kansas City (not in Kansas), we're looking forward to many more stops in this great country of ours, and we hope to have more choirs and orchestras jam with us while we do.Read More
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Like the majestic goose...
What do we do in January? We head south, friend. California. Arizona. That's how we roll.
Then to Denver. Oops. Oh well. I hear there's plenty of recreation to be had in Colorado, even in the winter.
If you're cold where you are, come find us on the road! Shimmy-shake your way to warm!Read More
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Put down the Santa Hat...
We got everything we wanted for Christmas. Epic shows across the state, and Tilby finally admitted to the possible existence of a higher power. Santa Claus, to be precise.
2014 is busy right out of the gate. CA, AZ, TX, CO, all before the snow melts. Ryan is in the studio crafting, honing, refning, and awesomizing. Craig changed his bouzouki strings - do you know how hard those are to find? Roger learned the complete Slash Gutiar Solo Library. Tilby found a missing math assignment from 1998.
Come see us! New songs! New jokes! Same dance moves! We can't wait to catch up with you.Read More
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
The Gift Tour, 2013
It’s the most banjoful time of the year! Every Christmas, Ryan Shupe and the RubberBand wrap their virtuosic eccentricities into one clever Christmas concert they call “The Gift”.
If you’ve seen the RubberBand in action, you’re no stranger to their lively music. For Christmas, though, you’ll get a glimpse into the inner-workings of the band as you see (in hilarious flashback) the most sincere Christmas wish of each member of the band. You’ll then watch in rapt disbelief as the band shares gifts with each other – gifts that couldn’t possibly be less desirable to the giftee.
You’ll laugh, you’ll clap, you’ll weep with empathy for these mis-gifted pickers, and just when all hope seems lost, well, let’s just say there’s some jolly intervention that saves the day.
The message behind The Gift concert is best conveyed through Ryan’s song of the same name. It tells of He who gave us all a Gift, and reminds us, in spite of the levity, of the gravity of Christmas.
With crafty intertwining, you’ll experience classic Christmas music, monster musicianship, hilarious humor, and a message that will set the tone for the rest of the season.Read More
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
On Ze Autobahn
We were once on tour in Germany and heard this wild cover of Willie Nelson's "On the Road Again", but in German.
So here we are, "On ze Autobahn". Fall 2013 finds us in North Carolina, Page Arizona, an then a tour down the eastern seaboard from Philidelphia through the Carolinas and on down into Flordia.
Not gonna make it to those? Keep in touch for the Christmas shows!Read More
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
It's the OTHER most wonderful time of the year!
Our annual Sandy Amphitheater show is SO HERE. Well, June 7th, to be exact. We're hoping all of you will be SO THERE. We will be. And "we" includes Nate, so don't pretend you won't be dying to see him.Read More
Monday, December 24, 2012
Merry Christmas Everyone!
After a sold out show at the Covey Center in Provo, UT, a surprise fund raising Christmas concert in Herriman, recording a new Christmas Song, and radio appearances on FM100 and B98.7, the band is ready for a Christmas time with their families. We hope you all have a Merry Christmas! See you in 2013!Read More
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Thanksgiving Point Waterfall Ampthitheater
The fall show to end all fall shows. I know, right? Bring the family, a light jacket, and all the Shasta Black Cherry you can enjoy. Do they still make that stuff? It was so great...
Oh, the concert. Featuring Nate the Drummer on the very anthemic "Rock Dogs", Craig "Fo Shizzle" Miner on the wailing (and gnashing) banjo, and more surprise songs and classic one-liners than you'll be able to journal about in a week. It's THAT good.
The RubberBand has been all over the country this year, and it's nice to be home for a show. This venue is one of our favorites. See you there!Read More
Friday, April 27, 2012
What, already? THATS RIGHT! Sandy!
Our annual Sandy Amphitheater show is SO HERE. Well, June 8th, to be exact. We're hoping all of you will be SO THERE. We will be. And "we" includes Nate, so don't pretend you won't be dying to see him.Read More