When I read the description of The DuPont Brothers, a duo that was unfamiliar, I thought they might prove to be a band I would enjoy quite a bit. It turned out I was correct!
Composed of brothers Zack and Sam, this indie-folk duo is poised to become one of the new rising stars on this particular music circuit. Appearing to be in their early 20s, they are earnest musicians who are easy to enjoy.
Touring on the heels of the release of their first full-length album, Heavy as Lead, they alternate singing lead as well as playing lead guitar. Zack plays electric guitar while Sam plays acoustic. They have a comfortable manner of presenting their music with Zack doing most of the talking.
Their style is described as indie-folk which is as good as any. Some songs have a little more of a pop sound to me, while a few are Americana. The lyrics, however, have a firm foothold in folk (again, in my opinion). One of the songs from their new album, ‘1000 Years Old’ contains the chorus “Time is yours to waste or keep/So simple your mind takes you anywhere you want to go/rising through the atmosphere/breathe easy, rewards are awaiting you”.
As if the Brothers are not enough, they were joined by Harris Paseltiner and Auyon Mukharji from Darlingside (one of my very favorite bands) on several songs. This review is about the Brothers so I will not wax poetic about that other band, but I think the addition of cello and fiddle to the guitars rounded out their sound beautifully.
This was the duo’s first show at Club Passim. It was well attended and I felt that the audience enjoyed and appreciated their music. I have a feeling they will return in the not-too-distant future. In the meantime, seek out their music and listen to it.
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