We're happy to be playing the First Gig of Christmas with our friend Charley Jenkins this year in Roosevelt, Utah. Please see the Tour page for all the details!
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
Monday, August 23, 2010
Check out the 5 Man Helmet Cam Video
With iPhones taped to our heads and a virtual helmet cam for Nate, we made a 5 man helmet cam video... It is Awesome to see the different viewpoints and how they interact with each other. We did this to the song "Simplify". Check it out and let us know what you think.Read More
Tuesday, June 01, 2010
Great interview of the band - listen up!
Listen to singer/songwriter Cherie Call interview the band and discuss "Brand New Shoes" - what a great conversation!
Oh, here's the link.
Monday, May 31, 2010
"Brand New Shoes" available here, there, everywhere!
Be one of the first 200 people to pre-order your SIGNED copy of "Brand New Shoes"
(featuring such classics as "Baldy", "He Knows "Karate", and "Beep, Beep, Beep")
and we'll send you an invite to the RubberBand CORN-DOG-A-FRIS-BA-THON on May 27th!
The CORN-DOG-A-FRIS-BA-THON is basically a corn dog BBQ in a park with frisbees, food, a playground, and the band.
You can come pick up your Brand New "Brand New Shoes" CD, eat a corndog and play frisbee.
If you can't make it, we'll just mail you out your signed CD!
Order Your CD HERE.
Monday, May 17, 2010
Sandy Amphitheater Tickets now on sale!
Tickets are available HERE!
Friday, May 07, 2010
Big news! Ryan Shupe and the RubberBand is happy to announce a change in line-up: Bart Olson, veteran RS&RB drummer, has moved on to greener pastures, and the band has recruited drummer Nate Smeding to fill the throne. Now, you’re wondering how this happened? I’ll tell you:
In 2002 RS&RB Technologies, Inc., began Project B.A.R.T., the Biologically Advanced Rhythm Technician. BART was a great success, and so long as he was fed, rested, and periodically synced to the bands customized Play Station 3, he operated flawlessly, drumming behind the RubberBand for nearly 10 years. With periodic mods and upgrades, BART advanced from a level 3 drummer to a level 10 drummer/percussionist/fiddler with advanced foosball skills and Hungarian Mod. What none of us expected to happen, though, was that he would gain enough intelligence to desire the autonomy to pursue other career options. Bart will be sorely missed, and we wish him all the best. Seriously.
Please note: Bart has reported that after many years of perfecting his methods, he is now prepared to allow a select few (no more than 10) students to learn his advanced drumming techniques. He is accepting applications from potential students at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
So back to the lab! Donning our lab coats, we reopened RS&RB Technologies, Inc., and began designing BART’s replacement, N.A.T.E. NATE, the Neurologically Automated Tempo Engine, is the next step in simulated-drummer technology. After dozens of failed attempts at developing the ideal drummer (NATE v.4 overturned Shupe’s car, NATE v.17 would only play polkas, NATE v.43 wouldn’t shut up…) He’s punctual, agreeable, smiley, smells decent, and hits the drums like that’s all he was ever designed to do, which of course it is.
So there’s the news! Look for the upcoming documentary “N.A.T.E. – Designing the Neurologically Automated Tempo Engine” on a YouTube near you. And of course, come to a show and see him in action!Read More
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Song Stories, and other hard-hitting news
Shupe is posting "Song Stories", a continuing blog about each song going onto the new album. Check it out; you'll love these tunes before you ever even hear them!
In other news, stay tuned for some hard-hitting, earth-shaking (but not in a bad way) news about the RubberBand. There's a strange wind a'blowin'.... (this is foreshadowing - subtle, eh?)
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Buy tickets in our STORE for the Spokane and Coeur d'Alene shows!!!
Please visit our store link in the menu bar to buy tickets to our upcoming Spokane and Coeur d'Alene shows on March 12 and 13!!
Monday, February 01, 2010
Ways to stalk us; we know you want to...
Find us on Flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/rsrb/
Follow our tweets: shupe
Download our free iPhone App: iTunes
Bookmark our blog: http://shupeband.blogspot.com/
Become a fan on Facebook!
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Denver Show Fun For All Ages!
The recent chatter on the web about the Denver concert has inspired us. Most of the members of the band have young children, so we've worked really hard to create a show that parents and kids will equally enjoy. We know how valuable it is to expose your kids to new things, and live music is one of the most important things that they need to appreciate at an early age (at least we think so). So if you're on the fence about the show because it's tough to leave the kids at home for a night, just know that we love it when you bring 'em along! The Denver show is all ages and it will be nothing but a good time for everybody.
Here is a recent post from a single Dad in Denver who is excited to bring his kid to the show because they had such a great time together last time we were in town. We love it!
Friday, January 22, 2010
Amazing Upcoming Show in Denver
Next week, Friday, Jan. 29, the band will descend fresh from the studio to blast through new songs and party it up on stage in Denver, one of their all-time favorite places to play. The band can't wait for the show. Here is a link to great write up for the show:
Hey guys, it has been a while. We have been holed up for the past few weeks while we work on the new album. Things are coming along great- with lots of new songs that range from light-hearted anecdotes about life as a kid, rockin' world-beat inspired grooves, and a couple of deep-down-in-your-soul songs about the struggles of life. In true RubberBand fashion, we bring a smorgasbord of musical tastes to be enjoyed time and time again by all of you, our lovely friends and fans!
Ryan will be tracking vocals for the new album all next week, so please send out your best wishes and prayers into the universe, all of that good karma will come back to make this album reflect a little bit of all of you- and if that is too new-agey sounding for you, then it will, at the very least, help Ryan to get his strong vocal chords back after being sick for about the past 2 months.
We love you all, we can't wait for you to hear the new record, and we look forward to seeing you out on the road in 2010!
Here is the newest T-Shirt design in the Shupe Store. This T-Shirt is
for everyone who loves the banjo and Guitar Hero. Purchase a few today
in the Store
Monday, December 14, 2009
Merry Christmas - Free Christmas Song Downloads from RS&RB
Friday, December 11, 2009
Christmas Gigs in full-swing!
If you weren't able to attend the Roosevelt or U.V.U. Christmas Shows, you have one chance left: Tuesday the 15th at the Rose Wagner Theater in Salt Lake City.
Here are some reviews from the show:
"Aweseome!" - some guy.
"Hey, thanks, that was fun!" - some lady.
"How come Tilby looks weird?" - some kid.
"Can't wait til next year!" - somebody else.
"I helped pay for college, and you do this?" - my Mom.
So you see, it's totally worth seeing. The show starts at 7:30 and tickets are available at ArtTix.
See you there!
We're happy to be playing the First Gig of Christmas with our friend Charley Jenkins this year in Roosevelt, Utah. Please see the Tour page for all the details!
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Official Christmas Shows Scheduled!
TWO Wasatch Front Christmas shows to choose from!
12/10/09 - Orem
This year the annual RubberBand Christmas Extravaganza has been moved next door to the wonderful UVU Ballroom! The show will be just as, if not more, awesome, with special songs, special gifts, and special visitors. Craig has been good all year, Roger has been writing letters to Santa for months, and Tilby is doomed to a lump of coal. Please come!
12/15/09 - Salt Lake City
Same show, but in the wonderful Rose Wagner Theater in downtown Salt Lake. If you haven't caught a concert here, treat yourself.
Tickets for the UVU show are available directly from our website, in the Store.
Please see the Tour page for more information.
Ladies and gentlemen, the band is heading into the studio this week to start the next album! These songs have been kept under wraps for some time now, and it's almost time to unveil them. No release date scheduled yet, but check the website for updates, video, and sneak previews of the impending awesomeness!
Howdy from Ryan Shupe & the RubberBand, Everyone! Far and wide. We are looking for Corn Dog Video Entries..Read More
After selling out at the Scera Shell Show, we've had lots of requests for MOOAP stickers. They are available right here on shupe.net, in the store. Thanks!
Friday, August 28, 2009
Big Fall Show moved to the Scera Shell (Orem!)
The show have have about this time of year, typically held at Thanksgiving Point, has been relocated to the Scera Shell in Orem, on September 11th at 7:00pm.
Look for us at Thanksgiving Point perhaps around Christmas time.
Our fall show this year is in conjunction with Now I Can, a fabulous foundation dedicated to helping children with disabilities.
Oh, and the opener is awesome, too. Come see for yourselves!
These are the days of miracle and wonder - the RubberBand has its own FREE iPhone/iPod Touch App that you can download from the App Store on iTunes!
Follow us wherever we are! See our latest videos! Hear all our songs! Read Tilby's ramblings in the blog! Play games! Microwave hot-pockets!
See you there!
We just got back from our trip to Seattle and Portland. It was fun
hittin the road in "The Yeti" which is what we're calling our monster
white van. On the way to Seattle, we stopped at Mt. Rainier and
breathed fresh mountain air for a little while. We hiked around and got
a few photos. The Seattle show brought out a bunch of diehard fans, a
couple of em even came all the way from Spokane! We loved playing the
Tractor Tavern again, good times.
Portland was also a great success. We played two shows, one on Fri night and one on Sat night. The crowds were incredible, the songs soared in the auditorium, good times were had by all. We even made it out to Cannon Beach for some R & R on the beach. A couple of band members spent quite a while wading through tide pools inspecting the bizarre creatures that emerge at low tide.
Thanks to everybody that came out to see us on our Northwest trek. We'll definitely be back soon!
In a recent skirmish with the law, RubberBand bassist Ryan Tilby was pursued by a police cruiser until he was able maneuver his champagne-gold Nissan Maxima across 3 lanes of traffic to pull over. The officer then exited his cruiser and approached on foot, where Tilby, having rolled down his window, was desperately trying to keep his wits about him. After brief interrogation, it was ascertained that Tilby indeed had violated state speeding regulations and would be facing maximum penalty for said act.
In true RubberBand rock-star fashion, Tilby daringly produced ID and a complimentary RS&RB Bumper-Sticker, informing the officer of his intended destination and complimenting his utility belt. With his typical devil-may-care attitude, Tilby even brandished a half-eaten plate of oatmeal-raisin cookies, offering some to the officer.
The RubberBand has quite a reputation for being the "bad-boys of Provo", and this latest incident only reassures their fans that the RubberBand is tough; so tough that Tilby left the scene with only a verbal warning and one less oatmeal-raisin cookie. No further investigation in pending, and the officer was unavailable for comment.
Saturday, June 06, 2009
The Helmet-Cam - Sandy 2009
The promised footage from Tilby's "Helmet-Cam" from the Sandy Amphitheater performance of "Hey Hey Hey". It's going to make you laugh, and then possibly barf. Good luck.
Our annual Sandy Amphitheater show is coming, and we are PSYCHED!! We've got a couple new tunes that will make you laugh and cry at the SAME TIME! Guaranteed.
We just got back from 3 great shows in Colorado - Thanks to those of you who turned out for the gig at Avo's, The Soiled Dove, and Pueblo - here's to you, "Alabama"! That guy has been to that festival for 20 years without fail. If that's not awesome, I don't know what is. (see photo)
So, we'll see you at Sandy!
As many of you might know, Ryan Shupe is a trekkie, he can't wait for the new Star Trek movie. Click "Trek" above to see a picture to prove his long-time trekkie status. Several of the band members think that Ryan is secretly a Vulcan.
Sunday, April 05, 2009
Concert SOLD OUT tomorrow!
Thanks to all of you who are coming to the "Living for Eden" concert on Monday night. We really appreciate your support of our good friend Paul Cardall. It should be a great night. Thanks to all of you the show is sold out!
Please remember to come out to the "Living for Eden" benefit concert this Monday, April 6th at Cottonwood High School (5715 S 1300 E Murray, UT) at 7:30pm. All proceeds from this concert will go to our good friend Paul Cardall who is in desperate need of a heart transplant. The concert is named for Paul's 3 year old daughter Eden. We're asking you to please make an effort to come to the concert or if you can't make the concert, please donate what you can by contacting America First Credit Union at www.americafirst.com and tell them that you'd like to contribute to the "Living for Eden" fund.
See concert details at: www.livingforeden.com
Thank you so much for your support.
Watch the video on Youtube
Thursday, March 12, 2009
T-Shirt contest !
We're officially announcing a T-shirt contest for all of you Shupe fans out there! Here's how it works:
1. Design a T-shirt for the band that includes the band name and anything else that you think would make for an unbelievably cool band t-shirt.
2. We will judge which t-shirt is the best of all the designs that are submitted within the next 3 weeks.
3. The results will be posted on the website and the shirts will be printed for sale this year.
4. The winner receives the full Ryan Shupe & the RubberBand box set as well as several vintage band shirts, and autographed merchandise!
Please send submissions to email@example.com
The band is included as a part of Erin Olson's (Bart's wife) feature entitled "Passion for Fashion" in the current Utah Valley Magazine (March/April issue). Just click on this link and go to "Passion for Fashion" in the drop down menu on the bottom left of the screen: uvmag.comRead More
Ryan Shupe and the Rubberband, Kurt Bestor, Peter Breinholt, along
with other talented artists have scheduled a benefit concert for
their good friend Paul Cardall on Monday, April 6 at Cottonwood High School in Murray, UT. The “Living for
Eden Concert,” so named in honor of Cardall’s 3-year-old daughter, will
get underway at 7:30 p.m. A silent auction will precede the concert
beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Cardall, who was born 35 years ago with a severe congenital heart defect, has been on the waiting list for a heart transplant since last August. He has been limited in his ability to support his family and to meet escalating medical expenses during his prolonged illness. Seeing their friend’s condition, Cardall’s colleagues have decided to do what they do best – make music and use their talents to benefit Paul, his wife Lynnette and their daughter Eden.
Tickets go on sale on Wednesday, March 11th at www.livingforeden.com
The band is in the process of planning a tour to Japan. Mostly because there is nothing quite as cool as being "Big in Japan" and because several of the band members are really into sushi (not Craig) and some of them also build things with Japanese-like precision (Craig) and there is suspicion that one of the band members is in fact a robot (Craig). Stay tuned for more updates on future Japanese adventures!
After decades of unspoken tension between Ryan Shupe & the RubberBand and the nationally acclaimed and award-winning a capella group T Minus 5, the gauntlet has finally been thrown down.
On stage, both bands have proven to be masters of their genres, winning fans and sharing stages - but behind the scenes, they have been drawing invisible lines in the sand for years. You see, musicality aside, each group claims to hold the title for Musical Artist Ultimate Frisbee Champions of the West (MAUFCOW). MAUFCOW, as you well know, is the Ultimate Frisebee duel of doom that dates back to the early seventies, when the Osmond Brothers trounced the BYU Men's Chorus is a 17-0 shutout. And now the rivalry lives on.
T Minus 5 has vowed to crush the RubberBand, and has even claimed repsonisibility for a late-night toilet-papering of the RubberBand van. The RubberBand has answered with this challenge: that the two bands meet in a public place during daylight hours to settle this matter once and for all - with a frisbee. The clock is ticking.
A bizarre aspect of fame is that the celebrity does not always choose the events that make him famous. In the case of Ryan Shupe, fame found him for his silvery voice and overlooked his heart of gold.
Although music has been a love for years, Ryan’s secret passion has been MOOAP, a program he designed to give orphaned monkeys and orangutans homes in civilized countries, in loving homes, as part of stable families.
MOOAP, or Monkey & Orangutan Orphan Adoption Program, was born after a terrifically adventuresome journey into the Congo. While the original purpose of the trip was to acquire a trophy lion to be stuffed and placed in his study, his native guide, MmBop, recognized Ryan’s capacity for compassion and introduced him to the local monkey population that lived just outside the village.
“I was appalled at the conditions these monkeys are forced to live in,” said Shupe in a recent interview. “I just felt horrible when I saw how uncivilized their environment was: no homes to speak of, no running water, no electricity. I mean, they slept in trees for crying out loud! And they just had to eat whatever they could find in the forest – leaves and bugs and stuff. I said, ‘this has to change’”.
And thus MOOAP was created, an organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life for monkeys and orangutans around the world. MOOAP places mans nearest relative in mans extra bedroom, where they can begin to adopt the civilized lifestyle they have been denied for too long.
Ryan’s own adoptee, Lucy, has been a member of the family for nearly a decade now. Once she was liberated of her primitive jungle habitat, she began to flourish and develop at an unprecedented rate. She has developed astounding abilities hitherto unseen in primate research; she can make waffles, she can mow grass, she can discern between Hostess and Little Debbie with 97% accuracy, and she chooses her own outfits. She attends church, likes The Office, and is a registered Republican. It’s rumored that she may even deserve a co-write credit for her contribution to “Banjo Boy”, a claim that Ryan vehemently denies.
“We’ve been so thrilled to have Lucy with us for all these years” says Ryan. “I shudder to think of where she would be if we had left her in the jungle.” When asked about the future of MOOAP, Ryan said “Well, MOOAP isn’t strictly a non-profit organization, per-se, so we’re hoping to grow it as much as possible. You know, for the monkeys.”
Ryan Shupe has raised the bar for anyone hoping to make a difference in the world. Contributions to MOOAP can be made in person to any member of Ryan Shupe & the RubberBand at their concerts, where you will receive a special MOOAP Membership Sticker and a free download of Lucy singing “Dream Big” with the band.
Thanks to all those that joined us for the Christmas concert at UVU
this weekend. We had a great time, and hope you did to. Ryan hasn't
taken his mullet wig off still, Craig has been sleeping in his
footie-jammies for 14 hours (and counting!), Roger is putting on black
face-make-up to go with his new electric guitar, Tilby and his Mr.
Potato Head are BFF, and Bart is considering starting his own band to
front and making Shupe play drums.
On behalf of the band, Merry Christmas - we love you all. Thanks for making this such a great year.
The Big Utah Valley Christmas Concert
It's the most wonderful concert of the year! Ryan Shupe & the RubberBand will be rocking around the proverbial Christmas tree on December 6th at the U.V.U. McKay Events Center - with special guests, funny videos, and footie-pajamas!
Get more info (and tickets!) at www.shupe.net
Merry Christmas to all!
After years and years of hiding an extreme dislike for candycorn, Ryan Shupe has had enough.
Candycorn is now banned from the RubberBand bus, greenroom, and Shupe home on Halloween. When questioned, Shupe stated "I'm not just going to eat something because it's 'what people do'. I'm not going to succumb to holiday pressures."
"I also don't like watermelon", Shupe was heard to say.
Our new music video for the song "Be The One" will debut on GAC Tomorrow (Friday, Oct 10) on "Edge of Country". The show starts at 5:00 pm Eastern Time. Tune in! Check it out! Have your life changed!
Same old videos. We of the RubberBand make a concerted effort to give you video that enlightens the mind, uplifts the spirit, entertains the ears, and eschews all evil.
"New" items will be for sale in the store on October 8th so mark your calenders. That's Right!!! Mark your calendars!! Take advantage on the sales that are taking place in the store right now. We have 2 discontinuing items on sale for $10, while supplies last. Get yours today and wear it to the next show. Thanks for all those who support the Band.
Sunday, August 31, 2008
"Be The One" Video Officially Released!
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Video in the works for
Hey all, we have a video coming soon for the single "Be the One", which will be (need I even say it?) AWESOME!! Here's my favorite moment, as promised:
Friday, July 18, 2008
We’ve been getting some great reviews for “Last Man Standing” – here are a few one-liners that entertained us the most!
“If you're looking for a unique album that you're willing to take a chance on, this is it.”
“I never thought anyone loved "Corn Dogs" so much that they could write a song about them, but the final song on this album proves there is.”
“The beauty of a rubber band is that it is simultaneously flexible, strong, and still holds everything together.”
“Bluegrass loyalists may find this happy hybrid insufficiently traditional, and rock fans may think this too pop.”
“Some bands might beat you up and steal your lunch money in a dark alley, but if you actually ran into the RubberBand under those same circumstances, they'd almost certainly help you find the nearest bus stop, wait there with you until your bus showed up and probably even buy you a corn dog.”
“Just came across this album yesterday and downloaded the most popular song listed… then downloaded the entire album after listening to the first song!”
“I can’t stop listening to it!”
“… they aren’t singing just for money, they sing and play because they have fun doing it!”
“Masterful, Magical, Fun, Brilliant, Pure Genius!”
Well, thanks all. We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.
Wednesday, July 02, 2008
** There is a Blue-Light Special in the Shupe Store**
Hello Shupe Fans!!!! Since July is the month of celebrating America and being appreciative, we want to show our appriciation to you by having a Blue-Light Special in the store.. All of the T-Shirts have been marked down. Two styles are at a set price of only $10, while supplies last. T-Shirts are only $12. This is our way of saying thank you for being our greatest fans and friends. Click here to go to the store.Read More
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Ryan Shupe has appendix removed yet continues to rock
As many of you know who have been to one of our shows in the past few weeks, Ryan Shupe had his appendix removed and played a show 2 days later. He has been playing shows steadily since the operation about 2 weeks ago. He says that it has been painful, in fact it still hurts after a few weeks, but when he is on stage he doesn't feel as much pain. Shupe is very grateful to the fans for all of their support.
Tuesday, June 03, 2008
We have a winner!
The unanimous winner of our "I can be an Awesome MC" essay contest is Danny Carver. Here's an excerpt from his excellent essay:
"Here is another idea "Who Wants To Be Americas Next
Greatest Top Guitar Playing Guitar Guy." It is a very original show. We will have three judges, maybe one would be from the UK, or at least have a funny accent. We would have a contest where guitar players from around the globe would battle it out to become "Americas Next Greatest Top Guitar Playing Guitar Guy."
They would all live in a crappy one bedroom apartment. To see what it is like to pay their dues. Then they would have challenges that would show them what it is really like to be a musician. Like carrying your own gear around. We would have a challenge where they have to carry a Marshall stack to the top of the Empire State Building using the stairs.
Or race to the top of a mountain and set up a fog machine before playing an awesome guitar solo."
Prepare to be amazed by Danny, our awesome opener, and maybe even us this coming Friday at the Sandy Amphitheater. More info on the tour page.
We want to thank all of our fans for making our new album #12 on iTunes only 2 days after its release. We love you all. Thanks for getting out there and buying the new album, it really means a lot to us. Let the revolution begin!
The sun is shining, birds are singing, the Democrats are getting things figured out, and LAST MAN STANDING IS AVAILABLE!!!
Click on the 'store' tab and order the coolest CD you'll buy this year!
RS&RB is now accepting essays for its “I Can Be An Awesome MC at
the Sandy Amphitheater CD Release Concert” competition. In 500 words
or less, please convince us you deserve free tickets to the concert,
and that you can effectively manipulate a crowd of thousands into a
music-loving frenzy. YOU WILL BE OUR MC AT THE SHOW!! Please include any special or rare talents you
might incorporate, describe the eye-catching outfit you would don, and
approximate the verbiage you might employ on stage to aptly introduce
Thank you. All submissions due by May 25th. Email entries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, April 18, 2008
The Return With Awesome Tour
Last night the band played two shows at Country Thunder in Florence, Arizona. This is the first show of the year to kick off what the band has called the "Return With Awesome" tour.
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Monday, March 10, 2008
As we're getting ready to tour this year, we just want to thank all of you who have been using our Eventful button on our myspace page- it says "Demand It" and if you click on it, you can do just that. Demand our show in your city and we will probably come play there! : If you haven't seen our myspace page yet it is:
We can't wait to see everybody out on the road!
Monday, February 25, 2008
New record label, new album, new sound!
Attention Shupe Fans- the new album is almost done! It looks like it will be released in late May. The band is very excited about the new album and their new Record Label. The band signed with an exciting independent record label called Montage Records a few months ago. Together with Montage, the band has started planning the release of the new album this Spring.
Happy New Year everybody! Just thought you'd want to know we are going into the studio on January 7th to start recording our new album. We are excited to get our new songs out to you as soon as possible so we will be putting in long hours- every day until it is finished. This will be our best album yet, so be looking for it around springtime!
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
"The Gift" Christmas Tour is going extremely well. The band has loved the first three performances of the tour in Logan, Orem, and Sandy. The audiences have had such great energy and the band has been feeding off of it to put on show stopping performances. The tour looks like it may very well become an annual event!
The band has co-founded an incredible Christmas tour called "The Gift" that will kick off Nov. 30th with performances at 5 Wasatch front venues. They will be joined by Peter Breinholt and Sam Payne for a night unlike any other, filled with the joy of the season and a unique opportunity to join the band in giving back to the community through charity and celebrate the spirit of giving. Go to www.thegifttour.org to purchase tickets and to see more about the tour.
Read on for more details!
Thursday, November 01, 2007
The band will be playing 3 shows by popular demand in Arizona this month (on Nov. 10, 14, and 15). They decided to keep these shows nice and intimate to make these events memorable and fun for fans. The boys look forward to meeting everybody at the shows and can't wait to be back for some good times in the warm Arizona sun.
More and more rehearsals for the new album- the band is in rare form. A long list of songs is coming together and everybody is excited to get in the studio soon. Ryan and the band have been inspired lately and the songs are expanding to embrace a broad spectrum of subjects and musical styles, in characteristic RubberBand fashion, there are no limits and no boxes to fit into, just music that mixes everything and anything together to stretch your mind. It will be the best album to date!
As a reference to the kind of sonic explorations you can expect please refer to this excellent guide that the band has found very useful.
Go here immediately:
Wednesday, October 03, 2007
East Coast Tour highlights
The east coast has been very good to the band. They returned yesterday from their tour from the Nation's Capital all the way down to Music City. The shows ranged from intimate clubs like the Iota in Arlington, VA to sold out 4,000+ crowds like the Asheville Brewgrass festival and a packed house in Chapel Hill, NC opening up for the great Amos Lee. All along the way the band was amazed at the incredible reception they received as they toured through the hills of Appalachia with its rich acoustic music heritage.
The summer is winding down, but the music is heating up! The band has been in the wood shed pounding out new material and getting ready for some big upcoming shows. Roger says the next couple of shows are going to be "sick". And we all have to agree- after a long summer of shows, the band is most definitely in rare form these days. So if you haven't seen them yet this summer, or even if you have, there is no better way to wrap up the summer than joining the party with all the Shupe fans out there! Read on for a special treat...
The band recently played at the famous Hotel Colorado to a packed room with 100-year-old dimly twinkling chandeliers to a wild intimate crowd in the hotel where Doc Holliday used to live.
The band decided, after feeling lonesome on those long highway stretches across the country this summer, that they want to be in better touch with their fans. You'll see some brand new additions to the site--most importantly the Shupe Group in the menu at the top. This is the band's street team- a group of like-minded fans who have a fever, and the only prescription is promoting the band's shows wherever they may be. Shupe Groupers will find a button to click to sign up as part of this exclusive team and will get free stuff from the band like tickets to shows etc. for their efforts to promote shows. Go there now and sign up!
The band played to a 20,000+ crowd in the Utah State Stadium in Logan on Wednesday. The stands were packed, but the band was surrounded by vast fields of green astro turf. The audience was held back from watching the band front and center on the astro turf because there was potential for damage. So the band took full advantage of their opportunity to run around like headless chickens all over the vast fields of fake grass to their heart's content.Read More
Tune into 94.1 KMPS in Seattle June 21, THIS THURSDAY in the morning.
(Or go to KMPS.com to hear the boys live on the internet). Ryan Shupe
& the RubberBand will be the co-hosts for the whole morning show on
this popular station on Thursday from 7 am to 10 am. You should call in
at (206) 421-KMPS and harass them, they would enjoy that.
News flash! Ryan's pet monkey has had a baby! It is already learning to climb the small tree in his front yard. It is very cute. We all like to watch it through the window while we blast through new frontiers of sound at rehearsal.Read More
The tickets for the Sandy Amphitheater show (on June 8) went on sale
Friday and Sandy city has reported that it was the craziest day they
have ever had. It looks like the tickets will be sold out soon. So if
you want to be at probably the best show of the year, get your tickets
The band is in intense practice sessions working on their new album and working up their stage show for this summer. They will debut new never-before-heard songs from their upcoming album at the Sandy Amphitheater show, so don't miss it!
Tuesday, May 08, 2007
The band gears up for big shows this weekend
If you are anywhere near Boise, ID or Spokane, WA this weekend, you don't want to miss the shows at the Big Easy. The band has been practicing hard lately to get pumped up for these shows. The Spokane show will be "kind of a big deal" as Bart puts it, because he will be returning to his hometown.Read More
Sorry for the long delay on the latest news about the band. They have been slammed for the past few weeks in intense practice sessions to jam on songs for their upcoming new album! Yesterday Ryan unveiled some never-before-heard songs that are going to cause paint to spontaneously peel from the walls and men and women, boys and girls, will run wild in the streets and clap their hands in the air with joy! Yes. It is that good. No. You should not operate heavy machinery while listening to it.Read More
Ryan Shupe & the RubberBand will be featured on NPR's "Says You" live radio performance that was taped at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.Read More
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Free Christmas download!
Hey everybody, here is that free download of a brand new song that we promised you. It is our rendition of "Away in a Manger" like it has never been done before.
To download it just Click Here and enjoy! Happy Holidays to everyone!
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
"Banjo Boy" on the GAC top 50 videos of 2006
Vote for Ryan Shupe and the Rubberband in GAC's Top 50 Videos of 2006.
Great American Country wants YOU, the fans, to decide the Top 50 Videos of 2006, and Ryan Shupe and the Rubberband is on the list of nominees. Here is your chance to let everybody know that the video "Banjo Boy” is the best video of 2006. Voting runs now through December 4, 2006 and you can vote once per day! Head for GACTV and vote now!
Monday, November 13, 2006
New Promotional Video
Check out the new promotional video in the videos section!! It is a compilation of live rockin' moments from the past year of touring. It will rock you like a hurricane.Read More
Yesterday the band played a benefit concert in Logan, UT for a needy family that will be featured in the tv show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition later this year. The show was held at the Utah State University arena with several thousand students in attendance. The band was excited to be able to help out with such a worthy cause and put heart and soul into an incredible concert.Read More
The past few days the band has been in the studio recording new songs for their upcoming cd. They say that writing about music is like dancing about architecture so lets just say that a new rockin sound is being born on old-time acoustic instruments and the boys are having a great time playing the new tunes.Read More
Friday, September 15, 2006
Band memorabilia auction for St. Judes
WFGE, Froggy 103.7 in Murray, KY, is having an online auction for St.
Jude. They have a very special item from Ryan Shupe and The
Rubberband...autographed and up for bidding starting Friday (tomorrow,
9/15) afternoon. The item has all the guys autographs and all the money
raised from the sale of it will go directly to St. Jude!
Anyone will be able to log on to froggy103 between 9/15 and 9/29 at 5pm to bid. Rules are posted online
So this news is a little bit old, but please bare with us, the band is still recovering from their latest stint across the country. The band returned last month from their latest summer tour across the west. It didn't take long before the entire journey was dubbed "the Banjo Acquisition Tour". I know that your interest is now piqued and you're probably salivating at the thought of the surprises that befell the RubberBand- and let me tell you the acquisition of banjos is just the start. The surprises along the way were many, the miles were long, and there were plenty of good times to remember. We would like to tell you about a few of them...Read More
Tuesday, August 01, 2006
Ryan bought a monkey last year, as many of you know. The monkey has recently learned how to walk upright on two legs. Thought you might like to know.Read More
Check out this quick review of the band's performance at Telluride a
few weeks ago. You can see some of the other performers who they shared
the stage with- another incredible festival experience. If you weren't
there, you'll see what you were missing!
The band was in rare form last Friday at their show in Layton. Ryan sang through the night despite having lost his voice that morning. Bart played a drum duet with Ryan (on fiddle) but his choice of drum came from the green room back stage. He played the whole thing on the top of an orange water cooler with a mic inside. Now you don't see that every day!Read More
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
Sandy Amphitheater show sold out!
One of the band's favorite venues in Utah was filled to capacity for what has become one of their annual shows in Utah. A big thank you to all of the fans for making it another incredible night under the stars at the Sandy Amphitheater.Read More
he Strawberry Music festival audience responded to a poll of all of the performers at the festival this summer and Ryan Shupe and the RubberBand were voted Best Performance of the festival!Read More
Check out the article in the latest Country Weekly about the band interacting with their fans on tourRead More
Sunday, May 07, 2006
Check out the newest dates for the summer tour.Read More
Tuesday, April 04, 2006
Trace Adkins opener
The band had two incredible shows opening for Trace Adkins in Las Vegas and in Laughlin, Nevada this past weekend.Read More
Friday, March 24, 2006
Fantasy Lounge concert article
This is a recent article published in the Desert Sun out of Palm Springs, CA. It talks about the upcoming Indio, CA concert at the Fantasy Lounge. Go to thedesertsun.com to read the article.Read More
Check out the autographed Ryan Shupe & the RubberBand customized denim birdhouse. This was designed for a charity auction called "the Birdhouse Thing" at CMTauctions.com. Go to cmt.com to bid on it! Only 2 days leftRead More
Monday, March 20, 2006
Banjo Boy on the radio!
"Banjo Boy" was added to radio today in cities all over the country- so please call your local country station and request it-- let the RubberBand revolution begin!Read More
Sunday, March 05, 2006
New Banjo Boy video on GAC and CMT