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
Friday, January 27, 2012
2012 - The Mayans never saw us coming.
Collectively, as a band, we have decided to take the risk of disregarding the Mayan predictions of apocolypse and just play awesome music instead.
Foolishness? Perhaps. But we prefer to think of it as bravery.
Then again, what ever happened to that magnificent Mayan mega-culture anyway? They imploded. How can we insure that a similar fate doesn't await us all?
The banjo. That's how.Read More
Monday, October 10, 2011
Christmas comes but twice a year!
RS&RB is happy to announce the opening of a second night for their annual Provo Christmas Concert!
Come join the band at the Covey Center for the Arts for not one, but TWO nights of merryment and celebration.
Details on the TOUR page.Read More
The end of summer has arrived and so has I Love Cordogs t-shirts. Get yours today in the Store. Click the band-aid on the t-shirt below to order!!!!
Thursday, September 08, 2011
HugeGantic Fall Show at the Scera Outdoor Amphitheater
The weather might be cooling down but the stage at the Scera will be Hot with Ryan Shupe & the RubberBand.Read More
No Summer would be complete without your very own Shupe Frisbee. They are only $5
Monday, May 16, 2011
Prepping for Sandy Amphitheater
We the people of Ryan Shupe and the RubberBand, being of monderately sound body and/or mind, are happy to say that we'll be at the Sandy Amphitheater on June 11th, 2011.
This is always a highlight of our year, and next to Christmas, it's pretty much the coolest tradition we have. Join us! We'll even have a new RSRB Frisbee that is guaranteed to change your life, or Nate will kiss your cheek.
That's a promise.
So see you there! Thanks again,
The guys in the band.Read More
Monday, January 24, 2011
Think you have all the RS&RB recorded material? Betcha don't. Go to the Jukebox, click on albums, and at the bottom we will put some BONUS STUFF for your enjoyment.Read More
Ryan Shupe and Craig Miner went to a Zumba class taught by Shelly Parcell. They worked up a routine to the RS&RB version of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. Check it out:Read More
Thursday, December 02, 2010
The RubberBand has been good all year. Mostly. We would like to ask you for some or all of the following:
Shupe wants to look like Fabio. Not sure what you can do, but any effort would be much appreciated.
Craig can't cope with reality. Can you bring back his childhood?
Nate just wants a beaver. Not sure why...
Roger would like to join a rock band, and be the lead guitarist. Can you check into that?
Tilby is a non-believer. You may continue to ignore his pleas as you have managed to do for so many years now.
Ryan Shupe and the RubberBandRead More
Step 1: Download the Baldy Karaoke Version from our website
Step 2: Film yourself singing Baldy. This could be at your house, at a party, by yourself or with some friends, at a school assembly, at work, or anywhere else...
Step 3: Upload your video to YouTube
Step 4: Email us a link to your video
Monday, October 11, 2010
Christmas, Christmas Time is Here!
The RubberBand is sequestered in its underground laboratory crafting this years Christmas shows. If you've ever seen one before, look out! This is going to put them all to shame.Read More