Ryan Shupe & the RubberBand - Bio
What People Are Saying
“Shupe is a mandolin player sans pareil... he sings with extraordinary bravura. This man loves whathe does and he takes his band along and they’re quite adept. - No Depression
“Unique - the music cannot be compared to any specific group... Not only are they geniuses on their instruments... they look like they are having the time of their lives while performing.” - Daily Universe
“Ryan Shupe & the RubberBand’s unique style, which blends influences including rock, country, folk, and jazz, provided for a texture that evoked images of Dave Matthews Band gone bluegrass.”-MTV.com
“Excellent Live Show... They were the surprise hit of the festival - Charlie Cran, Strawberry Music Festival
“Fresh hybrid of new music influenced by bluegrass but featuring the percussive fervor of rock, rap and other styles... They bring imaginative arrangements and daring musicianship to their quintet sound.” - Bluegrass Unlimited
Ryan Shupe & the RubberBand are pros without peer... their intense performance went far beyond “good”, try humbling. Any musician with a set of ears probably went home with their tails between their legs and dropped their instrument off at a pawn shop.” - Bill Frost, Salt Lake City Weekly
Entertaining, Creative, Great Family Show
Ryan Shupe & the RubberBand has been rocking it for over two decades and seeing them live explains why! They can command and entertain a crowd of any size or age range with their blend of jamming, virtuosic picking, genre bending music and engaging showmanship.
Shupe is a master songwriter and acclaimed musician since his youth. With amazing and versatile musicians, his songs are highlighted with hot instrumental solos, creative arrangements and tight vocal harmonies. From Reggae to Newgrass, Hip Hop to Rock/Pop, the band is an entertaining force that combines diverse musical instruments and styles with a rocking stage show.
They perform regularly at festivals and concert series’ across the countryand with a keen ability to connect with the audience, they put on a highly engaging and memorable show that is unique, creative, and entertaining. Thoughtful lyrics, rapid-fire vocals, dynamic musicianship and hard driving arrangements make the live show a sure-fire winner!