First/Last-The DuPont Brothers

January 28, 2014

“Two brothers reunite after years of geographical separation by a fortified collaboration in music. Blending the contemplative winters of the northeast with the solitary beauty of southwestern desert, Sam and Zack DuPont are now coconspirators in a shared passion that runs deep in their family. This Burlington Vermont made duo has hit the ground running since the formation of the group in March of 2013. The brothers have recently shared the stage with Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Ben Sollee, Gin Wigmore, Chris Thomas King, Langhorne Slim, Howie Day and The Lone Bellow to name a few. Lush finger-style guitar work is complimented by elegant prose and a vocal blend that could only be matched by blood relation. The sound is Vermont made Folk-Americana.”

Check out the brothers at their official Website, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. The bros latest collaboration is their debut self-titled effort recorded live in the studio. Check the guys out as they hit Pittsburgh tomorrow night (2/29) at the Thunderbird Cafe with local openers Guests of Guests. I want to thank Zack and Sam DuPont (Guitars/Vocals) for taking the time to participate in this edition of First/Last.

  • The first album you ever bought?
  • Zack DuPont: Nirvana, “Nevermind”.
  • Sam DuPont: Eiffel 65, “Europop”.
  • Your last album bought?
  • Zack: The Wood Brothers, “The Muse”
  • Sam: Father John Misty, “Fear Fun”.
  • Favorite album of all time?
  • Zack: Paul Simon, “Rhythm of the Saints”.
  • Sam: Ben Howard, “Every Kingdom”.
  • Least favorite/most disappointing album?
  • Zack: Raffi, “Bananaphone”.
  • Sam: My first solo album that will forever remain nameless.
  • First concert attended?
  • Zack: Phish, 1998 at the Spectrum in Philly.
  • Sam: Talib Kweli and Soulive, 2006 at the Electric Factory in Philly.
  • Last concert?
  • Zack and Sam: Michael Chorney and Hollar General at First Night 2014, Burlington, VT. Michael is a dear friend and musical guru.
  • Favorite concert ever?
  • Zack: Patrick Watson at Higher Ground in 2012. He’s a MUST see!
  • Sam: Dave Matthews Band at the DMB Caravan Festival in Chicago, 2012.
  • Least favorite concert?
  • Zack: Disco Biscuits 2005 at The Electric Factory in Philly. I probably would’ve enjoyed it if I took ecstasy like all the other attendees.
  • Sam: Rebelution at the Rialto Theater in 2011. They had sweet, giant, plastic pot plants onstage though…
  • Any thoughts, experiences about Pittsburgh?
  • We’ve never been, but we’re really looking forward to breaking a new market and working with the kind folks at The Thunderbird Cafe.
  • Thanks, fellas. Looking over your answers, it totally confirms why I still appreciate this little questionnaire of mine. I can really get a sense of where you are coming from musically from your ‘experiences’.