All Scupanon shows have been cancelled due to the measures taken to stop the spread of the Coronavirus. We love to play for people, so this is painful for us. Also it deprives us of income from those gigs. But of course it’s not just us; all musicians are impacted by the shutdown of live music across the country, and the world.
Here are ways you can help your favorite bands and solo artists make up for the lost revenue during the Coronavirus shutdown:
Buy records– CDs or vinyl– or buy paid downloads.
Unfortunately artists receive very little money when you listen to our music on streaming platforms such as Youtube, Spotify, Pandora, etc. So if that’s the main way you listen to music, please consider buying some paid downloads to help us out. Bandcamp.com allows you to pay more than the listed price for a download to support the artist.
Scupanon as a band does not have recordings, but our songwriter, Rob Roper, has CDs and Downloads at https://robroper.bandcamp.com
And check out our fiddler, Diamond Jim’s latest CD, “Rivers of the Land.”
Join the Artist Fan Clubs.
Many bands and solo artists have a fan club on platforms like Bandcamp and Patreon, where you can make a regular monthly contribution. Please consider this, at least until we can gig again.
Scupanon does not have a fan club, but Rob does. It’s called the Misfit Club and is on his Bandcamp site, https://robroper.bandcamp.com/the-misfit-club
Tip During Live Internet Shows.
Live video streaming platforms, such as Facebook Live, don’t pay us for our performances, like real music venues do. Most artists will provide a way to tip them. Please consider doing so. Scupanon is looking into doing some live shows over the internet. We’ll let you know when we organize one.
Rob is using this shutdown as a songwriting retreat. We hope to be back with new material once this craziness is over!
-Rob Roper for Scupanon
Here’s the video of our performance of 3-Legged Dog at Swallow Hill in Denver on November 14, 2019. And checkout “The Screwup Song” from the same show, and older videos, on the newly-created videos page of this site.
I’ve added another song to the music player from our show at Swallow Hill in Denver on November 14. This one is “The Last Generation,” written by me. Janet Lipson on harmony vocals, Diamond Jim on fiddle. Check it out!
-Rob Roper, for Scupanon
I posted “3-Legged Dog” to the music player. It was recorded live at our show at Swallow Hill Cafe in Denver on Nov 14, 2019. Enjoy!
We had a great show at the Swallow Hill Cafe last Thursday! Check out the photos taken by Dave Barber:
Scupanon will play Denver’s biggest folk music venue on November 14. We will play in the Cafe from 7:30 to 9:30pm. I think people who have been there will agree with me that it’s the best place to hear acoustic music in Colorado. You can buy advance tickets at the Swallow Hill front desk, or online at:
Swallow Hill Music is at 71 E. Yale Ave. Denver, CO 80210
Get your tickets early because we hope to sell this one out!
-Rob for Scupanon
Check out the new photos taken by Reggie Ruth Barrett on our Photos page!
Scupanon returns to the Broken Plow in Greeley, Colorado on October 12, 2019. We will be playing from 7-9pm. Looking forward to seeing all our Greeley fans there!
Scupanon now consists of:
Rob Roper: lead vocals and acoustic guitar
Janet Lipson: harmony vocals and percussion
Diamond Jim: fiddle, mandola and mandolin
Other musicians join us from time to time.
See the recent photos from our gig at Dead Hippie Brewing on the Photos page.
After 9 years of playing with me, violinist Paul Ermisch is leaving Scupanon. We are sad to see him go, but wish him the best. Paul’s last show will be this Friday, March 8, 2019 at Halfpenny Brewing in Centennial, Colorado. Denver-area folks, don’t miss it!
Paul’s replacement is Jim Hewitt, who plays both violin and mandola. Jim will also be playing at this Friday’s show.
Our show at Odell Brewing in Fort Collins– our first gig ever in Fort Collins– turned out great! Unfortunately our violinist, Paul Ermisch, couldn’t make it due to a family emergency, but former Scupanon percussion, Sam Caston, joined Janet and I. The folks at Fort Collins loved our music. Two drove down from Wyoming to see us!
It was great to hear Sam laying down the beat for my songs again. Look for Sam at some of our future gigs, including Broken Plow Brewery in Greeley, Colorado next month.
Scupanon will be playing Fort Collins, Colorado, for the first time! Dec 5 at O’Dell Brewing, 5-7pm. Hope to make a lot of new friends and fans in Fort Collins!
Scupanon will be playing at Gary Lee’s in the heart of the S. Broadway live music district of Denver on Saturday, Nov 10. We play from 9pm to midnight.
Scupanon is playing several shows on the Colorado Front Range this fall:
Aug 31 6-9pm: Halfpenny Brewing in Centennial, Colorado
Sept 14 7-9pm: Grossen Bart Brewing in Longmont, Colorado
Oct 26 7-10pm: Brew on Broadway in Englewood, Colorado
Nov 10 9pm-12am: Gary Lee’s Motor Club in Denver, Colorado
Dec 5 5-7pm: O’Dell Brewing in Fort Collins, Colorado
We hope to see all our Colorado fans at one of these shows!
-Rob Roper for Scupanon
The Scupanon website was hacked. I apologize for all the spam posts. I’ve deleted them all, and taken steps to secure the site from the hackers. -Rob Roper for Scupanon