Members: Adam, Dave, Jen, Sam, Chelsea, Oz
Ripe is an indie/roots rock band hailing from Lancaster, PA. After a lengthy summer tour and successful 3rd annual local music/arts/food festival, Ripefest, the band put their focus on recording their second album "Red Fox Reunion". The title was inspired by a unique venue Ripe played during a stop in Vermont on their "Fresh Picking Tour" in 2008.
"Red Fox Reunion" is the follow up to Ripe's debut self-titled album. Ripe sought to create a diverse, more in depth, and a cohesive approach to songwriting on this album, while maintaining the roots-based sound they are so well known for. On "Red Fox Reunion" the sextet took this idea to the studio by using more sounds from such instruments as the melodica, glockenspiel, violin, poly-synthesizers, Hammond Organ, and the pedal-steel guitar. "Red Fox Reunion" will be independently released May 9th! It can be purchased at CI Records and digitally.
Hitting the scene in 2007, Ripe's vine grew quickly, as they recorded and independently released 2007's "Fresh From The Vine: Live at The Chameleon Club". With the continued goal to spread the music, Ripe built their fan base and in February 2008 released their Self-Titled Debut Studio Album! Ripe would go on to play over 100 shows in 7 states in 2008 in support of their Debut LP, and while on the road were continually crafting new material for their second album! Ripe continued touring and received ample play on various college, and independent radio stations, while even receiving play on a local Clear Channel owned radio station! Ripe has recently been selected to showcase at the LAUNCH Music Conference, as well as being featured on the Music For Everyone compilation CD vol. 2!
Ripe is sure to create big waves in the music scene with the release of "Red Fox Reunion" With an ever-growing schedule, so too will Ripe's vine grow! So, be sure to check out the new songs from the upcoming album right here! With influences ranging from Wilco to the Kings of Leon, Sublime to Rusted Root, The Magic Numbers, and the Beatles, it's no wonder Ripe's sound is so unique. As Editor-in-Chief of Fly Magazine, Jeff Royer puts it, "This diversity is Ripe's biggest strength, turning what might otherwise be a batch of perfectly fine, middle-of-the-road rock tunes into something artful. But, it's more in the band's vibe, a barefoot, smoking-a-pipe on-the-back-porch aesthetic that gives even Ripe's rocking-est tunes a breezy shuffle!"