Zach DuBois – Album Release Show at the Lerner
It’s been quite an interesting journey for DuBois to arrive here. After graduating from the University of Notre Dame in 2011, the Elkhart, IN native decided to put medical school on hold in pursuit of his passion for music. After recording two albums (Destination Unknown and Back Porch) and seeing his video for “Work Harder” get picked up by CMT in 2016, Zach DuBois shows off his growth as a songwriter and artist with his new release, Flâneur. DuBois co-produced the project with his frequent collaborator Eli Rhodes. In attempting to describe the sound of Flâneur, DuBois offers, “I guess I hope it lands somewhere between John Denver and John Mellencamp – between singer-songwriter and roots rock. That’s what I’m shooting for. We tried to make sure that the production enhances the lyrics and allows the message of the songs to ring true.”
Joining Zach is Maybe April, a Country Americana trio made up of Katy DuBois, Kristen Castro, and Alaina Stacey. Hailing from Jonesboro, AR, Simi Valley, CA, and Chicago, IL, the three met in the summer of 2012 at a music industry camp in Nashville, TN and wrote a song that would later take them to Los Angeles to play at a GRAMMY week event, along with Bonnie Raitt, Kris Kristofferson, Allen Shamblin, Gavin DeGraw, J.D. Souther, Joy Williams from the Civil Wars, and many others. Since then, amongst hundreds of shows, the girls have opened for Brandy Clark and Sarah Jarosz, and have played Pilgrimage Music Festival and IBMA’s Wide Open Bluegrass Festival. Maybe April is recognized for their three-part harmonies, strength as instrumentalists, original songs, and shared roles as frontwomen, each adding something different from their musical backgrounds to create a unique sound. Just like their harmonies, Alaina, Katy, and Kristen are a perfect fit. Their love for each other and their music continues to push them in their endeavors in Nashville, where they have been based since 2013.