A Song & A Sip – The DuPont Brothers

photo by Grayson Crounse

photo by Grayson Crounse

Siblings Zack and Sam DuPont are an indie-folk-Americana duo based in Burlington, Vermont. Together they make up the DuPont Brothers and we’re excited to welcome them to the Tennessee Shines Radio Show at 7 p.m. on June 22, 2016.

Want to hear the DuPont Brothers on Tennessee Shines? You can listen live online or on the radio, or come out to Boyd’s Jig & Reel in Knoxville’s Old City to enjoy the show in person. Click here to get reserved tickets for the DuPont Brothers show on WDVX’s Tennessee Shines!

The band was formed in spring of 2013, and since then the brothers have toured heavily throughout the Northeast, Mid Atlantic, South and Mid West in what they call “a fully independent pursuit to get their songs to as many ears as possible.”

Their travels have opened doors to festival appearances at SXSW & Grand Point North in addition to performances in support of some of their musical heroes including Bahamas, Blake Mills, Sturgill Simpson, Ben Sollee, Chris Eldridge & Julian Lage and Jerry Douglas to name a few.

What the DuPont Brothers are most excited about is the next phase. This past year, they have been working on a new album with Vermont producer, Michael Chorney along with an all-star cast of local musicians. Their sophomore full length and first ever vinyl release, A Riddle For You, came out this month. And we know you’re going to enjoy this tune from the album, just in time for summer!

This is the latest in our blog series, A Song & A Sip, brought to you in part from our friends at Sugarlands Distilling Company. Each week, they share a great drink recipe as part of their #WhatToDrinkWednesday, and we thought it would be fun to pair the drinks with an amazing music performance.

The tunes of the DuPont Brothers are just right for warm weather, including those late nights sitting on the porch. For a great drink that is sure to quench your summertime thirst, try this week’s Sip, a concoction that’s a little sweet, and a little strong for the perfect combination.

This week’s What to Drink Wednesday is our Blackberry Mule.

2 oz Blockader’s Blackberry Moonshine
Ginger Beer
½ Fresh Squeezed Lime
Lime Wedge
Pour moonshine over ice. Squeeze in half a lime and top off with ginger beer. Garnish with lime wedge. Enjoy!