EXCLUSIVE! ‘If I Stay’ by Ryan Shupe

Ryan Shupe
Ryan Shupe

Ryan Shupe. Pic: Bry Cox

This week’s Monday track exclusive comes from Ryan Shupe, an accomplished bluegrass artist who’s now moving into poppier, rockier territory

We Rode On EP cover
For your Monday exclusive this week, we have a slice of uptempo guitar pop from Ryan Shupe. Backed by his Rubber Band, Shupe’s better known for his rock ‘n’ roll and bluegrass stylings, but this track – taken from the forthcoming album We Rode On – marks something of a shift in musical direction.

Ryan Shupe has been touring the United States as a musician since he was 10 years old – he comes from a musical family and is a fifth-generation fiddler, as well as a skilled guitarist and mandolin player. And this multi-instrumentalist is very much the man in charge of his band’s output: the new album was recorded and arranged in his own studio in Provo, Utah.

“I wanted to create a new sound and an evolution for the band’s music” said Shupe, “It’s the best album we’ve done and definitely the most rocking!”

You can hear for yourself how rocking it is below…

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