Ryan Shupe & the RubberBand

Origin
Utah, United States

Genres
Country

Years active
1996–present

Labels
Capitol Nashville, Montage Music Group

Members
Ryan Shupe
Craig Miner
Roger Archibald
Nate Young
Josh Larsen

Past members
Bart Olson
Colin Botts
Wally Barnum
Rory Carrera
Jeremy Nielsen
Ryan Tilby
Nate Smeding

Ryan Shupe & the RubberBand is an American Rock / Bluegrass group founded in the mid-1990s in Ogden, UT. The band’s current lineup comprises Ryan Shupe (fiddle, guitar, ukulele, mandolin, lead vocals), Roger Archibald (guitar, vocals), Craig Miner (banjo, bouzouki, mandolin, guitar, vocals), Josh Larsen (bass guitar, string bass, vocals), and Nate Young (drums, vocals).[1] After recording four studio albums on their own independent record label, Ryan Shupe & The RubberBand were signed to Capitol Records in 2005.[1][2] Their first album for Capitol, 2005’s Dream Big, produced a Top 40 hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs charts in its title track. The second single from the album, however, failed to chart, and the band was dropped from Capitol. In 2008, the band signed to Montage Music Group and released the album Last Man Standing. After this, the band continued to tour nationally and promote their unique brand of music. In 2010, the band released the album “Brand New Shoes” on their own independent label. This album has many crowd favorites and highlights the cross-genre, acousti-jam sound they have become known for.[3] The band is currently promoting their new album “We Rode On” which leans more into the Rock side of their musical arsenal and have released three videos to promote the upcoming release. These videos are for the songs The Sun Will Shine Again, We Rode On, and Just Say Yes.

Contents

1 Formation and ideology
2 Sound
3 Discography

3.1 Albums
3.2 Singles
3.3 Music videos

4 References
5 External links

Formation and ideology[edit]
Ryan Shupe started playing the fiddle at age 5.[4] He played in various musical groups growing up starting with a group of talented 10 yr olds called the “PeeWee Pickers” who toured nationally.[5] His experiences in bands forming and then breaking up led him to the concept of a “rubber band”. It would be elastic in members being able to rotate in and out without a name change or breaking a groove.[4] Since their formation they have become one of the most successful musical acts from the state of Utah among other acts such as SHeDAISY, Peter Breinholt, and Neon