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David "Chainsaw" Dupont

Folk Guitar from Chicago Heights, IL - Will travel up to 500 miles
MEMBER SINCE 2010
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$200 - $1500 per event
David "Chainsaw" Dupont performs solo 12-string acoustic guitar and solo electric guitar. He grew up in the Mississippi Delta, and he grew up with music all around - his mother played piano and ran a juke joint. He came to Chicago as a teenager, and soon after he began to pursue music as a career, performing in all kinds of bands, from country to rock to reggae to blues. He's forged his own path, writing and performing original blues, infused with elements of the other styles he's learned along the way, and in recent years he's become proficient on acoustic 12-string, singing blues and other songs in a folksy style that immediately creates a bond with the audience.

His recent live CD, "Acoustified/Electrified!" features intimate solo performances of his original songs recorded at Chicago's venerable Uncommon Ground cafe, during a freakishly strange winter spell later immortalized as the 'warm Christmas' set. His folksy charm and sophisticated musical phrasings create a delicate balance that draws audiences in and gets them involved in the song, the true definition of "folk" music. His songs tell engaging stories of real people living their lives, embracing laughter, enduring disappointments, but always moving forward, despite doubts.

He transforms any genre of music he plays into an engaging triumph of the spirit, even taking familiar rock, pop, and americana songs and transforming them into his own creations. As a solo performer, he's hard to ignore and difficult to forget, but when he adds a duo partner on harmonica, piano, or violin, he helps people remember how improvisational and exciting simple music can be.

"...this modern day troubadour demonstrates an originality both in his songwriting and in the variety of approaches he takes to convey these ideas..."
- Juke Blues (UK)

"...his musical persona is as palpable on disc as that of Taj Mahal or Keb' Mo' -- he's masterful, nuanced, and out to kill with blues power...Ultimately, each track is surprisingly different in style and execution from the last, but the entire disc possesses an overarching blues sensibility."
- Blues Revue

"It's [Ghost Kings of Beale St] a memorable offering from a fine blues songwriter -- a tradition that becomes scarcer in this genre every year since Willie Dixon passed."
- Living Blues Magazine

"...a warm vocalist and talented guitarist...who is never afraid to take chances...one of the most gifted performers on the contemporary blues scene..."
- Blues & Rhythm (UK)
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2011
May
7
Slippery Noodle Inn
Indianapolis, IN
9:00 PM - 1:00 AM
2011
May
6
Slippery Noodle Inn
Indianapolis, IN
9:00 PM - 1:00 AM
2011
Mar
4
Bottoms Up Lounge
Lansing, IL
9:00 PM - 1:00 AM
2011
Feb
27
Huey's Midtown
Memphis, TN
8:30 PM - 12:30 AM
2011
Feb
26
BBs Jazz Blues & Soups
Saint Louis, MO
9:00 PM - 1:00 AM
2011
Feb
25
Memphis on Main
Champaign, IL
9:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Two Trains Runnin'
Muddy Waters
Young Fashioned Ways
Muddy Waters
Pride & Joy
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Big Boss Man
Jimmy Reed
Bright Lights, Big City
Jimmy Reed
Matchbox
Albert King
I'm A Steady Rollin' Man
Robert Johnson
Dust My Broom
Robert Johnson
Stop Breakin' Down Blues
Robert Johnson
Back Door Man
Willie Dixon
Singer
Harmonica
Blues Singer
Americana Singer
Folk Guitar
Rock Guitar
Blues Acoustic Guitar
Country Acoustic Guitar
Folk Acoustic Guitar
Rock Acoustic Guitar
Wedding Singer
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Baby Showers
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Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
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Bachelor Parties
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Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
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Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note David "Chainsaw" Dupont will also travel to Glenwood, Olympia Fields, Flossmoor, Homewood, Steger, Hazel Crest, Park Forest, Thornton, University Park, Country Club Hills, Crete, Lansing, Matteson, Richton Park, Dyer, Harvey, Markham, South Holland, Munster, Calumet City, Dolton, Hammond, Posen, Tinley Park, Highland, Monee, Oak Forest, Riverdale, Robbins, Schererville.
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