Artist Interview: Ashton Dupre'
Tell us about yourself and your music
I am a country musician from a small town in Louisiana, Bayou Chicot. I stick to the more traditional country sound. I want to be able to move people with my music and performances.I like to describe our sound as “high octane country music” mixing songs that trigger emotion with music that will get your blood flowing.
Talk to us more about your latest release
We just finished our first studio project, a single titled “When She Drinks My Whiskey” an original that was written by Seth Storer, Jonah Guillory and myself. Plans for a full length LP are in the works.
What inspired you to write this release?
Seth approached me with a song idea he had been working on and my girl friend at the time, my bass player, Jonah and I liked where it was going. So Jonah and I joined in on and after a few writing sessions and tweaking we had the product we wanted to record. After we finished recording it we decided to make it our first single.
Any plans to release a video?
We plan on doing a video for our next single on are up coming EP. The single is titled “Don’t Wait Up”. Written by myself and Jonah Guillory. We are currently in the process of recording it.
Any plans to hit the road?
1/12/17 Rocky’s Cajun Kitchen Eunice, La 6pm-9pm
1/20/17 Boss’s Sports Bar Rayne,La @ 9pm
1/21/17 The Park Anahuac, Tx @ 6pm
1/26/17 Cowboys Night Club Scott, La 10pm-1am
1/27/17 Judy’s NiteCap mamou, la 9pm-1am
1/28/17 11th Annual Gumbo Cook Off Opelousas, La 4pm
2/4/17 with james Dupre Blue Bird cafe Vallonia, in 8pm
2/11/17 The Dug Out Eunice, La 10pm-2am
As an indie artist, how do you brand yourself and your music to stand out from the rest of the artists out there?
My band and I work to have a distinct sound while still sticking to our true country music roots. We work with a indie Label, Red Barn Music that does a great job marketing our brand and assisting us with booking.
Who have you been listening to lately?
I still listen to the classics; George Jones, Hank, and Waylon to name a few.
Some of the new stuff I jam would be Luke Combs, Eric Church, and my brother James Dupre’ these guys are not only great singers, but also songwriters. I also listen to local artist like Dustin Sonnier, Blaine Roy, and my buddy who is a Red Barn Artist, Cody Forrest has some great material that he is working on also.
Tell us about your passions
I am just an ole country boy I love hunting, beer and watching football with the family.
What else is happening next in your world?
Well, we are looking to take our act on the road expanding our shows across state lines and grow are fan base. As well as putting out our first self titled EP “Asthon Dupre” which we are currently in the process of putting together.
Thanks for an awesome interview, Ashton!
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