(Salt Lake City, UT – Nov. 16, 2021)
Following the successful summer release of their 25th Anniversary live album, Live Vol. 2, Ryan Shupe and the RubberBand announce the upcoming release of their new holiday EP, In Bethlehem. Produced by Shupe and mixed by two-time Grammy Award winner and multi-platinum album songwriter Silvio Richetto, In Bethlehem consists of four songs, two penned by Shupe. The EP is set to release on December 3rd, 2021 as an independent release.
Having released seven studio albums and two live albums and toured nationwide for each release, Ryan Shupe and the RubberBand have been going strong for the past 25 years. The critically acclaimed band has performed hundreds of live shows in packed concert halls across the US, as well as on Good Morning America, Country Music TV and the Great American Country TV network among numerous other TV and radio appearances.
Having written the band’s songs for 25 years (including their Billboard Top 20 single, “Dream Big”), Shupe wrote two original Christmas songs for the new EP: “The Night that Christ was Born” and “In Bethlehem,” an acapella song that the band recorded live at a concert in St. George, UT.
Goldmine Magazine says “Shupe defies typecasting — while he leans towards Americana courtesy of the fact his plays fiddle and mandolin, he also boasts an over-arched anthemic style that’s not dissimilar to the blue-collar heroics of Springsteen, Fogerty or Mellencamp.”
Americana Highways lauds Shupe’s music as “songs that display imagination, energy & sophistication” performed with “impeccable playing.”
This holiday season, Ryan Shupe and the RubberBand deliver four new tracks for your playlist, on their new holiday EP, In Bethlehem, out on Dec. 3rd. Also check out their upcoming music videos for two of the tracks on the EP.