The Jimi Cupino Project
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"Various Comments"

The Coffee Table: "Each show that Jimi and his group have played here has been fantastic! Jimi and the band members are professionals with a passion for music. Their diverse repertoire is amazing and everyone enjoys their interaction with the audience. We're always sure to have a good crowd for them!"

Crestwood Village: "I heard very positive feedback regarding your performance last night. Everyone enjoyed it. Hopefully, we can work something out for you to come back next year."

Tranquillity at Fredericktowne: "I got a lot of compliments on the show. I have to admit I was worried it may be too modern for them but they really enjoyed it. Especially the couple who made the Roy Orbison request. They hardly ever come to anything, stay in their room. Thanks again. I look forward to having you back."

Villages of Robywood: "The residents enjoyed your program very much. Thank you so much."

Homewood at Crumland Famrs: "Thank you. We’d love to have you back." - Club owners


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Jimi Cupino is a versatile lead guitarist who puts his own signature on every note he plays. A native of Frederick, Maryland, Jimi has been playing professionally since age 15. With a love and commitment to American roots music that began as a kid, Jimi has immersed himself in the classics of country, folk, rock, and blues. Over the years, Jimi has shared the stage with Duke Robillard, Ernie Hawkins, John Cephus, Wallace Coleman, Townsend /Toler, Conway Twitty, Bill Anderson, Johnny Paycheck, and Mel Street.
In a career that spans nearly four decades, Jimi has played lead guitar in several successful bands including Jeannie C and the Country Caravan, Dakota, and the popular southern rock trio Dangerous Dan & the Moondog Band. Jimi's more notable accomplishments include a performance at President Jimmy Carter`s inauguration.
In 1996, Jimi appeared at Hagerstown's Maryland Theatre and played lead guitar for "Always," the successful tribute to Patsy Cline. He has worked as a studio guitarist in Baltimore on a number of projects, and appeared on several CDs including a solo folk/country album entitled "Songs My Momma Likes to Hear.

Paul Shultzaberger is a versatile percussionist and educator with a keen interest in all musical styles. He continues to study methods that promote performance and teaching skills. His philosophy is one that maintains a strong working knowledge of diverse musical disciplines to be paramount in developing a musician. Paul supports an extensive teaching and artist development schedule in addition to his performing.

Paul began taking private drum lessons from the legendary Bill Chester at age 11. Through Bill Chester, he met and subsequently studied with Boots Williams, Dawson Bugg and Johnny Smith. While still in high school, Paul was hired by Johnny Smith to help run his drum shop and teach. He continued his studies throughout his teen years. At 19, he left the Washington D.C. area and moved to Austin, Texas with the rock band "Varanasi" and toured the southwest and Mexico. As an adult, Paul studied vocals, harmony and theory with Gary Schwartz and continued studying percussion with Bobby Christensen, Boots Williams, Carmine Appice and others.

Bryan "Spanky" Lyburn was born into the Blues. Raised along the banks of the Mississippi River in Wabash, Arkansas, Spanky was first exposed to the Blues by his Uncle John, a Bluesman who played Guitar and Saxaphone. John introduced him to the recordings of Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson, and Junior Wells which sparked Spanky's love of the harmonica. Spanky's education brought him to the Mid Atlalntic region in the mid 90's where he met international recording artist Charlie Sayles. Charlie and Spanky became close friends and have played together on and off for years. In 2005, Spanky was invited to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee. Recently, Spanky has taken root in Frederick, MD