Listening Party / Ed Dupas / Mia Green
Wed, Sep 6, 2017 @ 8:00 pm to 2:00amView event on Facebook
Listening Party: Americana/Folk rock trio out of Milwaukee, WI that has put their own twist on acoustic music. Stories of love and personal struggle are presented playfully and performed sincerely by singer-songwriter, Weston Mueller. He is complemented by crafty musicianship from mates Joshua Hester (Mandolin, Guitar, Bass) and Jacob Wood (piano, vocals); former California surf rock bassist and music education teacher, respectively.
Recently, they have been featured on NPR and also are repeat performers at Summerfest (headlined by Third Eye Blind, Michael Franti, Collective Soul and Pentatonix) and Mile of Music.
“Folk band the Listening Party is just a three-piece band, but the eight tracks on its self-titled album are sonically expansive and emotionally rich…every note and expression is full of feeling.” – Piet Levy, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Ed Dupas: 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.
Born in Houston, Texas and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Dupas is a self-described searcher and thinker, whose religious upbringing managed only to push him away from mainstream ideas, rather than box him in. His father was a computer programmer and his mother worked odd jobs, both trying to make ends meet while fulfilling the obligations of raising three children. Growing up, music was a staple in the household, and family gatherings unfurled to the sounds of children and adults singing familiar songs accompanied by acoustic guitars and a wash tub bass. As a teenager, Dupas returned with his family to the United States, where they made their home just outside of Detroit, MI.
Mia Green: I’m an 18 year old singer songwriter from Troy, Michigan. I’ve played guitar since 2008 and written more than 100 songs in a variety of formats. My instrument of choice is a jumbo Taylor 815 ce acoustic guitar. I also play the ukulele and electric guitar and arrange and perform three-part harmonies with my two sisters, ages 12 and 10.
I consider my music a hybrid of folk and pop. My writing inspiration comes from my experiences and my friends. Some artists I admire are Ed Sheeran, Rosi Golan and Gabrielle Aplin. I draw from my faith as well as my real-life experiences and the concerns of my friends and society. My music is at the center of my life and I use it to overcome my own insecurities and comfort others.