Singer-songwriter Ed Dupas (Du-paw) is going underground. You can find him if you want to, and he hopes you do, but authenticity comes first as Dupas embraces a time of introspection and reinvention. Dupas is making music – part country, part blues, part rock, part poetry – but more than anything, he’s using music to find his voice and himself, whatever that may be. If music is healing, then you’d do well to get lost in this artist’s songs, as a well-worn, speakeasy voice joins side-by-side acoustic and electric tunes. His latest album made the U.S. Top 100 Americana chart, but you wouldn’t know it, standing in Dupas’ kitchen listening to the self-described man in the shadows, someone longing for night skies and forest walks more than a mainstage. Dupas’ music has been compared to that of Bruce Springsteen, Kris Kristofferson, Sturgill Simpson, Sam Outlaw, and Steve Earle, but, regardless of the artist you stand him next to, Dupas is making music all his own.
This Old Heart, brings a lightness to Dupas’ traditionally lonesome songs following The Lonesome Side of Town, Tennessee Night, and Dupas’ debut album, A Good American Life, which was released to critical praise in 2015 and honored as one of The Telegraph’s top country records of the year. That album’s song, “Train,” was also named a winner at the 2019 Woody Guthrie Folk Festival. Dupas’ work has received praise from No Depression, The Atlantic, The Irish Times, Americana-UK, The Alternate Root, Glide, and other media.