Rob’s Birthday Party this Saturday Sept 5!

Rob will be celebrating his birthday this Saturday night, Sept 5, at his neighborhood bar, Gennaro’s Lounge, in Denver. He’ll be playing music with Paul Ermisch of Scupanon, as well as 4 other singer-songwriters: Nancy Farmer, Ken Morris, Jim Broyles and Kelly Feeley. Come join the party! The music starts at 9pm and goes til 1am. Gennaro’s is at 2598 S. Broadway in Denver.

Jamestown Merc July 17, 2015

It was a beautiful day in Jamestown, Colorado, yesterday, so everyone at the Jamestown Merc, where we were scheduled to play a happy hour show, was outside. I didn’t blame them. So we went outside and took the show to the people, playing unamplified. Here’s some photos (thanks Nancy!):

Playing outside the Jamestown Merc, July 17, 2015

Playing outside the Jamestown Merc, July 17, 2015

Playing outside the Jamestown Merc, July 17, 2015

Playing outside the Jamestown Merc, July 17, 2015

Playing outside the Jamestown Merc, July 17, 2015

Playing outside the Jamestown Merc, July 17, 2015

Playing outside the Jamestown Merc, July 17, 2015

Playing outside the Jamestown Merc, July 17, 2015

Playing outside the Jamestown Merc, July 17, 2015

Playing outside the Jamestown Merc, July 17, 2015

Denver Show June 13 with New Lineup!

We’re playing Gennaro’s Lounge in Denver this Saturday night, June 13. We’ve recently added Uriah Espinosa on percussion and Paul Woods on upright bass. This will be their first gigs with Scupanon! So Denver folks, please come see us! The show opens at 9pm with The Acousticators (Paul Ermisch plays violin in both bands) and runs til 1am. Gennaro’s is at 2598 S. Broadway in Denver.

Personnel Changes

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!

-Rob

Update

Hey y’all,

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.

Rob

Rob’s Birthday Party at Gennaro’s Aug 30, 2014

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!

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Working on new songs

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 rob@scupanon.com. –Rob

Grand Lake June 8

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.

-Rob