Dwight & Nicole

Dwight & Nicole, an American roots band formed by recording artists Dwight Ritcher and Nicole Nelson are set to release their sophomore LP, the aptly titled Shine On, on April 22, 2014. An inspiring mashup of folk, blues, pop, jazz, gospel and reggae, the album can't be categorized easily, but that's fine. “I don't like to be categorized...because I'm changing all the time. And in every moment, I'm a little bit different. And as I am feeling things, what I want to express becomes different. And I think our fans appreciate that honesty,” says Nelson.

Recorded at Milt Reder's Rear Window Studio in Boston, Shine On was heavily funded by Dwight & Nicole's devoted fans via music-centric crowd-sourcing site, PledgeMusic.com. The album is a culmination of an exciting couple of years that saw Nelson appear on NBC's hit talent show, The Voice; chart a stirring rendition of Leonard Cohen's “Hallelujah” at #24 on iTunes; and win a Boston Music Award for “Female Vocalist of The Year.” The duo's recent momentum also landed them on Boston Globe's “25 Most Stylish of the Year” list, found them playing major festivals and performing at storied Fenway Park.

Dwight & Nicole's performances have inspired comparisons to some of the greats — Etta James and John Lee Hooker, the Rolling Stones and the Staple Singers — but it's their fresh blend of spirited blues, rock and gospel that is propelling them to make their own mark on the music world. They have performed at countless world class venues and festivals including Montreal Jazz Festival, Life Is Good Festival, Symphony Hall, Fenway Park, Levon Helm's Midnight Ramble, and The Blue Note in NYC, while sharing the stage with iconic artists such as BB King, Buddy Guy, Dave Brubeck, Dr. Maya Angelou, Mavis Staples, Ray Lamontagne, Trombone Shorty, Levon Helm, Norah Jones, Dr. John, Wynton Marsalis, The Avett Brothers, Chuck Berry, Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Irma Thomas.

“The songs are inspired by our love together and trying to look at the world's bright side,” says Dwight. “It's not about the bright lights/big-city lights. It's about the inner light,” adds Nicole. Or as producer Milt Reder says, “There's a spirituality to it without it being heavy-handed. It has a lot to do with the way their relationship is.” Look for Dwight & Nicole's newest release, Shine On, on all major digital platforms starting April 22, 2014.

The DuPont Brothers

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.

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Dwight & Nicole with The DuPont Brothers

Friday, August 30 · Doors 8:00 PM / Show 8:30 PM at Signal Kitchen

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