Travel narrative is deeply embedded into the music of singer/songwriter Chris Dupont. His distinctive tenor, effortless guitar work, and visual lyrics invite listeners into the anticipation and melancholy of solitary travel and obsessive search. His lyrics and sonic textures depict crowded airports, lonely midwest highways, cold sidewalks, and the crisp silence of Michigan woods.
Dupont's humble but focused performance demeanor has been quickly winning midwest listeners, especially after the release of his highly-acclaimed 2011 debut, "Lay No Claim." It was here that he showcased not only his abilities as a refined performer, but also as a creative and unconventional producer. This eleven track record features beats and sonic textures built from found sounds, mostly gathered in abandoned barns in the outskirts of Ann Arbor, Michigan. The record is rife with beautiful guitar textures, dense vocal arrangements, and occasional nods to downbeat electronica sampling. With all of these items in the toolbox, "Lay No Claim" never loses sight of its purpose: palpable stories, delivered by memorable, unassuming melodies.
Chris Dupont's performances are as varied as his influences. Whether solo with an acoustic guitar, or accompanied by his trio (harmony vocalist and violin), or full six piece band, his shows never cease to be distinctive, highly dynamic, and undeniably memorable.