Americana singer-songwriter Ed Dupas’ lived-in melodies unwind with reflective lyrics and speak to the current state of the human condition, soothing where possible, agitating where necessary, and seeking change where appropriate.
Crafted from the heart, Ed Dupas’ simple yet soulful music flows from an array of broad social themes to more personal narratives of love and loss. Rooted in both realism and idealism, Ed’s musical goal is deeper inquiry and exploration for himself and his listeners. With comparisons ranging from Steve Earle to Bruce Springsteen, Ed paints a sonic picture of the road less traveled and the world de-familiarized. Ed Dupas creates and shares well-worn wide awake music.
As both a purveyor and enthusiast of small batch music, Dupas is at ease performing in both intimate and spacious settings, focusing less on a specific crowd appeal and more on the creation of a new space – one in which both he and the audience can re-imagine the world. With head moving, foot tapping and body swaying, Dupas often appears unaware of his surroundings, as if lost in the musical process.
Dupas is set to release his new LP Tennesse Night on May 22nd, a pure to the heart Americana album honing Dupas’ songwriting and singing strengths. Glide is premiering “Too Big to Fail off Tennesse Night (below), a potent song that keeps both Son Volt and Springsteen as touchstones yet admirably retains its own unique voice of reason.
The opening line of Too Big To Fail came to me while I was out walking in the spring of 2016; I saved the lyric on my phone and then forgot all about it,” says Dupas. “A few weeks later, I rediscovered the line and the song came right out of me-I never edited it-the song remained just as it arrived. At the time, some of the song’s imagery felt hyperbolic to me, but as rapid changes in our “social climate” began to take hold, I found that the tune made more and more sense. The song has always been a bit of a mystery to me in that way I suppose.”