Poor Old Shine

From their handpainted cereal box cd cases to their thoughtful arrangements, Poor Old Shine, a Roots/Americana band from Storrs, CT is about honesty and hand crafted creativity. It's foot stomping, mind racing, dirty bluegrass like you've never heard it before! They travel with an assortment of instruments including guitars, banjos, pump organ, string bass, cello, a swarm of harmonicas, and a yard-sale-scrap-metal drum set. It's old songs with a new feel, banjos with paint peeled, shoes with holes and treadless soles, and music that is real.

POS' music is rooted in the folk and Appalachian mountain music tradition and fits in well at bluegrass festivals and sticky rock clubs alike. They have been compared to The Avett Brothers, Mumford and Sons, Langhorne Slim, and The Low Anthem because of the changing instrumentation and harmonies. Each set mixes the band's modern songwriting with traditional folk ballads, prison work songs, and front porch style jamming.

Poor Old Shine features Chris Freeman (banjo), Max Shakun (guitar, pump organ), Antonio Alcorn (Mandolin, guitar), Harrison Goodale (Bass), Benedict Gagliardi (concertina, tin whistle), and Brian Conlon (drums). All are students at the University of Connecticut. The new band has had the opportunity to play around Connecticut at Toads Place in New Haven, The Space in Hamden, and Sully's in Hartford. They have opened for The Steel Wheels and Monroeville at Bridge Street Live and appeared on WWUH's Caterwaul with Ed Mckeon and The Sunday Night Folk Festival on WHUS with Susan Forbes Hansen.

Now Traveling With:
1 Taylor Acoustic
1 Nylon String flea market original
1 shitty kick drum
1 matching shitty hi-hat
1 Deering Resonator Banjo
1 Brother of the Deering Banjo
1 really old pump organ
1 pretty cool mandolin
1 Rusty Stanley 22" Saw
1 Concertina (Ben's Baby)
Some Tin whistles
1 four string banjo w/ belt strap
Enough harmonicas to make two sets of braces
1 bottle of Jim Beam

The DuPont Brothers

Two brothers are reunited after years of geographical separation by a resonant collaboration in music. Since the formation of the group in March of 2013, the Burlington, VT based indie-folk duo has honed in on their kindred synergy, living on the road while developing a large palette of material. In two and a half years, the brothers managed to play over 400 shows, covering 50,000 tour miles in support of their debut, self titled EP and first full length release, Heavy as Lead. The songs have taken them all over the country, making tour stops in the Northeast, Mid Atlantic, Mid West and South. Versatile songwriting modes, blood harmonies and fingerstyle guitar arrangements have opened doors to support a wide variety of national acts including Grace Potter, Sturgill Simpson, Bahamas, Jerry Douglas, Langhorne Slim, Blake Mills, Howie Day, The Lone Bellow, Ben Sollee, Horse Feathers and Chris Eldridge and Julian Lage.

“Together the DuPont Brothers resonate at just the right frequency. There were moments that honestly gave me chills."
-Dan Bolles, Seven Days VT

“It’s the essence of what stop-you-in-your-tracks music is suppose to do, which is shake you out of your day-to-day life like an old friend who wants you know everything will be ok, in time, as long as you never forget to believe in the endless possibilities of the cosmos.”
-Garret K. Woodward, Smoky Mountain News

“The debut LP from The DuPont Brothers is so pretty it hurts.”
- Maeri Ferguson, The Horn

“With the DuPont Brothers, we take a step back, slow our pace right down and take one deep breath, heart rate sliding down the scale as our thoughts climb through the murky path into our mind’s eye and away from the shallow chatter of everyday life. ‘Heavy As Lead’ takes us on a journey, one that is directed by emotion and mood, and guided by prose. The lyrics are perhaps as flowery as the music, poetry the basis for the construction of the tracks and a story clouded in ambiguity unfolding with each step.”
- Vickye, For the Country Record

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