Chris DuPont & Kylee Phillips
Southeast Michigan favorites Chris DuPont and Kylee Phillips met a decade ago at a Tree Town Sound radio appearance for Ann Arbor’s 107.1 and have been fans of each other’s writing ever since. In the summer of 2021, after countless path crossings, Chris and Kylee finally learned each other’s material and discovered an incredible vocal blend and stage synergy.
Chris DuPont is a Michigan native tunesmith, endlessly reimagining the indie/folk paradigm. With an unmistakable ethereal tenor, diverse guitar work, and a taste for the cinematic, DuPont steers the classic eloquence and lyricism of 70’s Americana into the iridescent haze of dream pop.
The unassuming vulnerability and intense presence of DuPont’s live performances have grown a dedicated following in the midwest and beyond, cementing him as a staple figure in Michigan’s folk scene. After years refining his craft through touring on his albums Outlier (hailed by music critics as a “life affirming devastator”) and Live in A2 (an award-winning love letter to Southeast Michigan), Chris returned to the writing table to create his most captivating and unflinching work to date, the LP “Floodplains.”
Kylee Phillips is a singer-songwriter and a proud Michigan native. With roots firmly planted in pop music and lyrics that are deeply personal and self-revelatory, she has crafted a sound that is simultaneously ear catching and cause for introspection. A songwriter first and foremost, for Phillips everything hinges on the catharsis and connection that occurs when someone shares their story, even (or especially) the ugly parts.
On her upcoming EP (slated for release in the fall of 2023) she has taken several years of personal struggle and growth and crafted a collection of songs that feel personal yet universal, with a flare for the dramatic. “These songs are about some of the most painful experiences of my life, but it feels really redemptive to have turned those into the cinematic pop record of my dreams.”