I’m happy to report that we have added upright bassist Paul Woods to the band! Paul is an excellent musician and will definitely add to the band’s sound.
On a sad note, our percussionist, Sam Caston, has informed me that he will no longer be able to remain with the band. So we’re looking for somebody new on hand drums. Sam’s skill and fun attitude will be hard to replace. But we’re looking.
Paul Woods is working on learning the songs, so I’m going to start booking shows as a trio (guitar, bass and violin). We’ll add a new percussionist as soon as we find one.
So expect to hear about some gigs this summer!
We’ve been on a little hiatus. Sam’s been busy moving and with a new baby. I’ve been auditioning an upright bass player, and writing new songs. Paul’s been working with me on composing new music. We’ll be back out there before long, better than ever.
Here’s some photos of Scupanon playing at Rob Roper’s birthday party at Gennaro’s Lounge on August 30, 2014. At various times we were joined by Brian Hunter on bass, who engineered and co-produced Rob and Paul’s album, “The Other Side of Nowhere”, and opening band Scarecrow Revival’s Don Alles on bass and Johnny Cajon on– what else?– cajon. Thanks to Theresa Alles for the photos, we had a blast!
I’m working on some new songs for Scupanon. I can’t promise when I’ll have one ready, but hopefully soon. If any Scupanon fans have a story to tell that you’d like me to write a song about, then please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. –Rob
Paul and Rob played a gig at Daven Haven Lodge in Grand Lake on June 8. It was part of a two-day acoustic music festival. The crowd was great; they were listening closely to each song. There was a photographer there and I’ll post some pics when I get them.
Photos from Scupanon’s show at the Park House in Denver, April 17, 2014.
Photo by Debi Kennedy
Photo by Stu Kennedy
Photo by Stu Kennedy
Photo of Paul Ermisch by Stu Kennedy
Photo of Sam Caston by Stu Kennedy
Photo of Rob Roper by Stu Kennedy
Scupanon is playing at the Park House in Denver this Thursday, April 17. We are the second of three bands playing that night, going on at 9pm. Park House is a really cool new venue in Denver. It has several rooms, a lot of wood, tables and chairs, folks sitting around drinking and talking– like an Irish pub. I felt very comfortable there. If you live in Denver or nearby, come hang out with us Thursday!
Here’s Scupanon playing “Let’s go to the Mountains” at a house concert in Erie, Colorado in December, 2013. The house concert was a fundraiser for the town of Jamestown, Colorado, which was hard hit by a flood in September, 2013.
Paul and I are playing today at Gennaro’s Lounge in Denver. The owners are having a party all weekend to celebrate their 5th anniversary of ownership. There will be an outdoor stage with people playing all day Saturday and Sunday. We play from 5:00-6:30pm. There is no cover charge. Gennaro’s is at 2598 S. Broadway in Denver.
I worked all day on this and have it to a someone functional state. Let me know what you like and don’t like about the site–colors, layout, content. Thanks so much to my good friend and super-geek Sean Kennedy for introducing me to WordPress as a website design platform.
The Scupanon site is under construction. We’ll have more for you soon!