Zack duPont and Pat Melvin Duo Play 'Tazday Twilight Blues Show'
Words by Julie Jay Seger. Photos by Sam Donnelly.
Burlington singer-song writer Zack duPont has teamed up with another local musician, Pat Melvin, to release a new album, 'Duo.' Zack and Pat stopped by the Tazday Twilight Blues show in the flesh to play us a few new tunes, catch up and get psyched for their upcoming cross-country tour.
'Duo' has a mellow sound with Zack on guitar and lead vocals and Pat on upright bass and vocals. The two work together with echoes, layering harmonies, and a melodic playfulness between their instruments. Listeners were lucky enough to hear five new tracks off 'Duo,' including "Watercolor," "I Just Know," and "Where I Belong." Pat and Zack will celebrate their release and kick off the tour on Wednesday, March 23rd, at Parima in Burlington at 7:30 P.M. Don't miss this chance to send off the duo on their journey in epic VT style!
Zack duPont has contributed his guitar, singing and songwriting skills to many a musical project. He and Pat connected when Zack proposed that they joined forces back in January. "Melvin plays with everyone around town, and he's earned a reputation as a fine bass player, so why not?" says Zack.
Pat and Zack's 18 gig, 18 city tour is their first cross-country trip, which as relatively unknown national artists comes with challenges. DuPont's website elaborates: "There is no tour manager, there is no agent, there is no record company. Just a couple of kids chasing the American dream. Check out the dates and tell your friends that some fine, Vermont musicians are coming through your towns and may need a place to crash!" Goes to show how hard work and talent can get you traveling the country and playing your music! The tour will provide footage for a documentary "to give folks an inside look at what life is like for a couple self-sufficient musicians on the road."
If you're reading this from afar, be sure to check out www.zackdupontmusic.com for complete tour dates. With stops in California, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Washington, Oregon, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and many more of these United States, Zack and Pat are bound to be heading your way and are worth checking out! Support Vermont musicians like them and keep tuning in for the Tazday Twilight Blues, every Tuesday night on 105.9 FM The Radiator from 8 to 9 P.M and streaming online at theradiator.org