DG & THE FREETOWN SOUND
November 28 @ 9:00 pm - 12:00 am CST$10.00 - $120.00
Their original songs are stacked with big horn hits and dancing electric guitars. The upbeat rhythms meld punching drum grooves and thumping bass, keeping audiences on their feet. With organ beaming in the background, front man and songwriter Dustin Gaspard, delivers sporadic Van Morrison-eque melodies and an undeniable energetic feeling. Through their music a lost conviction is displayed, and for each performance the encouraging thought for listeners to “dance like no one is watching.” 2018 saw horn composer/ keyboardist and former New Yorker Joshua Lazo added to the band, aiding in the leg work of arranging the soulful horn textures and organ layers reminiscent of the Vintage blues soul sound. Debut single “Shoulders” is a RocknSoul anthem praising the sounds of the past and focusing on the community of song. W Singer Songwriter/ Performer/ Cajun Boy Based in Lafayette, Alt. Folk/ Contemporary Folk artist Dustin Gaspard has prided himself on conviction of live performance, strengthening though cryptic lyricism and an always evolving singer songwriting style because of dueling solo and backing band projects. His original songs stream reveal a variety of range. From the howling vocal ambiance of solo tunes like “Same C” reminiscent of his simple folk roots, to other jams that liven the listener by holding an upbeat rock and soul vibe, similar today’s Nathaniel Rateliffe and the Nightsweats. Drawing influence from Kings of Leon, Rateliffe and solo artist Ben Howard, Gaspard bridges the gap between songwriter and rock performer to deliver another direction for all music.