Zack and Sam DuPont are a Burlington, VT based, sibling indie-folk-americana duo. Since the start of the band in March of 2013, the brothers have toured heavily throughout the Northeast, Mid Atlantic, South and Mid West in a fully independent pursuit to get their songs to as many ears as possible. Their travels have opened doors to festival appearances at SXSW & Grand Point North in addition to performances in support of some of their musical heroes including Bahamas, Blake Mills, Sturgill Simpson Ben Sollee, Chris Eldridge & Julian Lage and Jerry Douglas to name a few.
What the DuPont Brothers are most excited about is the next phase. This past year, they have been working on a new album with VT producer, Michael Chorney along with an all-star cast of local musicians. Their sophomore full length and first ever vinyl release, A Riddle For You will hit stores in June. Keep your eyes open for tours with the new band this summer and fall.
The music of Vermont-based folk duo Cricket Blue is inspired by diverse aspects of the American folk tradition: old and current, popular and obscure. Laura Heaberlin and Taylor Smith write songs marked by close-knit harmonies and words about myth, confusion, love, and the ends of the things.
Heaberlin’s and Smith’s sometimes mingled, sometimes markedly contrasting imaginations form the bones of Cricket Blue's sound. Heaberlin’s perceptive lyrical voice elevates everyday mundanities and makes the sublime pocket-sized. Smith threads images and characters into narratives that flicker between enigmatic and nakedly honest. They count songwriters like Jeff Mangum, Joanna Newsom, Laura Marling, Anaïs Mitchell, and Bob Dylan among their influences, as well as poets and storytellers like Dylan Thomas, Alice Munro, Angela Carter, and David Foster Wallace.
Heaberlin and Smith became friends at Middlebury College, where they studied philosophy and literature. Recently, they've shared the stage with such acts as Darlingside, Arc Iris, the Stray Birds, and Parker Millsap.
7pm doors | 8pm show | $10 adv. | $12 day of