Ryan Shupe: Ryan Shupe (vocals, guitar, mandolin, fiddle); Bart Olson (vocals, drums, percussion); Roger Archibald (guitar, background vocals); Craig Miner (dobro, banjo, bouzouki, mandolin, background vocals); Colin Betts (Hammond b-3 organ, bass instrument, pandeiro, background vocals).
Additional personnel: David Halliday (tenor saxophone); Nathan Betts (trumpet, piccolo trumpet); Silvio Richetto (programming).
Ryan Shupe and his band of merry musician pranksters play a brand of eclectic, progressive country that cannot be categorized. Shupe's group, the Rubberband, is aptly named in that they stretch the backdrop of contemporary country as far as it will go, wrapping it around hip-hop, Latin, reggae, rock, and bluegrass elements. While the crazed, technically advanced musicianship dazzles throughout DREAM BIG, the real treat is Shupe's songs, which are full of memorable hooks and clever, quotable lyrics.