Thursday, July 4 @ 6pm
The O&W Acoustic Stage
Michigan native tune-smith Chris DuPont’s focused baritone, effortless guitar work, and ear for the cinematic take listeners in and ask them to consider passages between time and place. Full of sonic textures and thoughtful arrangements, his original folk songs reimagine the indie/folk paradigm. With influences ranging from classic American songwriters like James Taylor and Tom Waits, to the dreamier soundscapes of artists like Bon Iver and Philip Glass, DuPont continues to strengthen his original songwriting, branching wide across conventional genre divides. In his latest album, Outlier, the classic eloquence of the 70’s collides with what he calls “a present-day catharsis.” He and his 6-piece band will fill out their sound tonight with cello, piano, drums, bass, synth, and vox.