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By Jane Dumont

Public Invited to Hear Ryan Shupe and the RubberBand

WASHINGTON, DC -- Ryan Shupe and the RubberBand, known for their unique style of music, will perform at 7 p.m. on Saturday, January 27, 2001, in the new 500 seat theater at the Washington D.C. Temple Visitors' Center, 9900 Stoneybrook Drive, Kensington, Md.

The group's music features such instruments as the guitar, mandolin, bouzouki, fiddle, bass, drums, and banjo. Their music draws from many musical influences including Rock, Bluegrass, Pop, Country, Jazz, and Folk.

Distinguished credits for the group include the 1997 Telluride National Band Competition award and national rankings in mandolin, fiddle, banjo, and guitar contests. They received a nomination for songwriter of the year by the Colorado Bluegrass Music Association.

They appeared on CNN and received national airplay on NPR's High Plains News Service.

The RubberBand opened for Bob Dylan and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and performed with Chris LeDoux and John McEuen.

Band members include: Ryan Shupe, guitar, mandolin, fiddle, vocals; Craig Miner, guitar, mandolin, banjo, vocal; Bart Olsen, drums, percussion; Roger Archibald, guitar, vocals; and Jeremy Nielsen, bass, vocals.

The program is free and open to the public.

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