…lyrics that punch the gut in slow motion.

-JEFF MILO, ECURRENT MAGAZINE

Candid and cathartic […]
a redemptive journey, well worth accompanying him on.

-songwriter magazine

Live Album of the Year

(2017, John Bommarito)

Live in A2 features glistening re-cuts of Chris's best material, performed live. The A-side was recorded with full band at The Ark, Ann Arbor, Michigan's premiere folk venue.
The B-side was recorded live with Betsy King, Katie Van Dusen, Christina Furtado, and Luke Jackson at Solid Sound studios.

Live in A2 sparkles with urgency and warmth.

 

Live in A2 is available digitally, on cd, and cassette

 

WITH INFLUENCES RANGING FROM CLASSIC AMERICAN SONGWRITERS LIKE JAMES TAYLOR AND TOM WAITS, TO ARTISTS LIKE TYCHO AND PHILIP GLASS, DUPONT'S SOPHOMORE EFFORT HAS ITS ROOTS IN FOLK MUSIC, AND ITS BRANCHES SPREADING WIDE ACROSS CONVENTIONAL GENRE DIVIDES. IN OUTLIER, THE CLASSIC ELOQUENCE OF THE 70S COLLIDES WITH A PRESENT-DAY CATHARSIS; CLASSIC AMERICANA THEMES BECOME MARRIED TO CONTEMPORARY NOTIONS OF SELF-CARE, AND SPEAKING YOUR OWN TRUTH. THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE WORK, DUPONT’S FOCUSED BARITONE REMAINS A CONSTANT, BRINGING A STEADINESS AND REASSURING COHESION IN THE MIDST OF THE ALBUM’S
AT-TIMES HEAVY THEMES.

OUTLIER WADES DEEP INTO DUPONT'S HEAD. IT IS SIMULTANEOUSLY LOUD, SOFT, ANGRY, FORGIVING, DANCEABLE AND UPBEAT, CINEMATIC, SWEEPING, AND IMMERSIVE. HIS INIMITABLE GUITAR STYLE INCORPORATES TECHNIQUES FROM A WIDE ARRAY OF DISCIPLINES, INCLUDING BODY PERCUSSION, HARMONICS, AND LOOPING.
CHRIS IS ENDORSED BY GODIN GUITARS.


CHRIS WAS A FINALIST AT THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN FOLKS FESTIVAL IN 2013, AND HAS SHARED STAGES WITH A HOST OF MIDWEST ACTS, AS WELL AS NATIONAL ACTS EDWIN MCCAIN, BRENDAN JAMES, NEEDTOBREATHE, AND LUCIUS. CHRIS IS ENDORSED BY GHS STRINGS.