Date: Saturday 04 April 2015
Anthony Ruptak & His Midnight Friends are an indie folk band from Denver, Colorado. Gaining recognition for his honest songwriting, Ruptak recollects his pine-laden childhood while interweaving his unique perspective of the or post-modern world. Backed by His Midnight Friends, the band’s intricate stylings serve as catalyst for Ruptak’s heartbreaking poetics, evoking his influences from performers such as Fionn Regan, Andrew Bird, and Modest Mouse. From the dives of Denver to the concert halls of America — with larger tours looming, as evidenced by a recent performance in GTMO, Cuba — Anthony Ruptak & His Midnight Friends are leaving a permanent impression everywhere they go.
“Leaving the earth bare and naked and ashamed, but somehow grateful…Anthony sings backwards into the afternoon, over the land.” ~The Denver Syntax
“Ruptak performs with raw, wild soul. His raspy voice channels a sound beyond his years, like a railroad bluesman trapped in a mountaineer’s heart.” ~Luke Redfield
“Anthony sings with an urgency and passion that demands no less than your full attention. Some people sing from the heart, but Anthony sings from the soul.” ~Con/Text
Listen to Ruptak’s latest single, an Elliot Smith cover recorded to accompany a public screening of director Gil Reyes’ biography: Searching For Elliot Smith. www.anthonyruptak.bandcamp.com
Listen to Ruptak’s critically and locally acclaimed, self-produced 2012 album: C’est La Vie, here. www.anthonyruptak.bandcamp.com/album/cest-la-vie