Saturday, March 22, 2008

The Awesomeness of Awesome Music

From time to time I come across amazing music. Not the kind that you listen to and think, "Hmm, that's cool." But the kind that sticks to your bones. You've heard the song once and already your soul is soaring. You can't stop singing it. It's the music that's in your head when you make that annoying bathroom trip at three in the morning. It comes to your mind on a Sunny day when you're walking to your car. You turn the radio off because what's in your head is so much better. That kind of music.

I want to start a new feature on my blog. In my side bar I'll have links to music that is, for me, truly the awesomeness of awesome. Some of them are friends, many just amazing artists I happened upon. Some unknown, others known... but maybe not by you until now.

Ryan Shupe and the RubberBand

I think I blogged about these guys around two years ago. They're so good, and I've got to give them the limelight again. (Because this blog is such a large source of said light.) Down to earth, down home, with such a unique sound. Like a picnic blanket in the greenest of parks on the sunniest and most perfect of days. Great for grabbing your honey and dancing around your kitchen. Some Southern Rock mixed with that Foggy Mountain Breakdown bluegrass, a dash of pop, and that country soul rounding things out. Yet they don't conform to any category or specific sound. As Shupe says on their website,, "all the truly beautiful things in art and nature are unique."

Art, nature, and Ryan Shupe & the Rubberband. Go here, click on the jukebox link, and just let them play.
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Bart, Erin, and Vander Olson said...

Hey Angela. Thanks a lot for the blog post. I just came across it today- you write so well, we should have you review our new album when it comes out at the end of May. We are getting ready for a tour through the spring and summer to support the album, we hope to see you at a show!

thanks again-

Bart, (drummer in Ryan Shupe & the RubberBand)

Lalena said...

They sound GREAT! Thanks for the link.

MooBeeMa said...

Awesome band! I love the Dream Big song. Good music is such a balm to my soul.

Amy said...

ok I was gonna say cool things about them too, and your blog.. but then seeing that you got a response from their drummer.. HELLO COOLNESS!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for reminding me to DREAM BIG...another friend had introduced me to this song earlier this was great reading your blog today of all days...and to remember my friend Angela is cheering me on to DREAM BIG!!! See you in a few at small group :).


*emmy said...

I knew I was going to love thier music just by looking at the instruments they are holding in thier picture. Me and my mom-in-law are huge blue grass music fans. I love thier funky twist on it and thier fun songs. I am going to have to go out and get me and my Gayle a CD now =^).

Shauna said...

Hey! I love this group - I came across them because Jazzercise has a couple routines to their stuff. Love the song Dream Big!