Ripe for the taking at Rams Head Live

By Jason Herman / December 2, 2017
Ripe performs at Rams Head Live in Baltimore
Ripe Fall 2017 Tour


Update/Correction December 2, 2017 at 4PM:  Ripe has headlining all the performances during their Fall Tour aside from their appearance at Rams Head Live.  They have been supported by Late Night Episode, Okey Dokey, and Juice.  We apologize for the mistake.

In October, the Boston-based funk band Ripe launched an 18 stop fall tour that runs through the middle of December along the Eastern Seaboard.   The band features seven  talented musicians who met and formed while attending Berklee College of Music in Boston. The band includes Robbie Wulfsohn (vocals), Tory Geismar (guitar), Jon Becker (guitar), Sampson Hellerman (drums),  Josh Shpak (trumpet & EWI), Calvin Barthel (trombone), and Nadav Shapira (bass).

On Saturday, November 25th, they opened for Pigeons Playing Ping Pong at Rams Head Live in Baltimore, MD. Ripe proved to be the perfect band to open the bill, as their upbeat and energetic funky sound perfectly complimented Pigeons Playing Ping Pong.  This performance marked Pigeons' triumphant sell-out return to their native Baltimore. The venue was crowded early as fans eagerly awaited the return of their hometown heroes. This was auspicious for Ripe as they were able to perform to a capacity crowd and properly introduced themselves to a large audience. Ripe's performance was very tight – all band members played seamlessly and appeared in touch with one another. Those in attendance could feel this infectious energy on stage as it transferred to a very welcoming new fanbase. Ripe's songs lent themselves to festive and funky dancing for all concert goers. Later in the evening, singer Robbie Wulfoshn was called to sit in with Pigeons Playing Ping Pong during their second set performance of "Hold On I’m Coming".

Looking ahead, Ripe continues their tour where they will headline several much celebrated venues, including the Higher Ground Showcase in Burlington, VT and  the Putnam Den in Saratoga Springs, NY, before ending their tour at one of the East Coast's legendary and historic music venues, the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY.

Based on Ripe's success at Rams Head Live, and the trajectory of their current tour, DC Music Review expects to see them return to this area again soon.

Click here to see the Ripe setlist from November 25, 2017


Enjoy our photo gallery from our photographer, Chris Gamber.

The Boston, Massachusetts based funk band Ripe launched an 18 date fall tour supporting several bands like Mugnion, Late Night Episode, Okey Dokey, Juice. On Saturday, November 25th, they opened for Pigeons Playing Ping Pong at Rams Head Live in Baltimore, Maryland.

This band featured seven exceptionally talented musicians including Robbie Wulfsohn (vocals), Tory Geismar (guitar), Jon Becker (guitar), Sampson Hellerman (drums),  Josh Shpak (trumpet & EWI), Calvin Barthel (trombone), and Nadav Shapira (bass).  Ripe

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Jason Herman

A 24x7 member and Photo Editor of DC Music Review. Jason has been passionate about music since his earliest days and is especially excited about the music scene around his adopted hometown, Washington DC. With over 35 Grateful Dead and 80+ Phish shows, and countless music festivals under his belt, you can find him at concerts around the country but especially in his adopted hometown of Washington, D.C. Before turning his lens to music, Jason followed professional cyclists around the U.S. Domestic Circuit to the tallest mountains in Europe.