Christie DuPree

Christie DuPree

Sunday, February 26, 2012


Hi everyone!
So... some of you might already know that I write music and play in a band with my brother, Collin.

For the past few years we have been playing shows together under the name Christie DuPree - my name - and I guess everyone just considers me a me a solo artist with a backup guitar player but in reality I have never actually thought of myself that way.

As soon as Collin began playing with me I felt playing shows under my name felt sort of weird and unfair. I didn't like the whole – "It's all about me" notion. Collin is just as valid a piece to the puzzle. About the time we were finishing up the EP, it occurred to me that if we didn't change our name now, we never would. But what name?

So, I was sitting in my room a few weeks ago and all of the sudden I thought of the word "Merriment". Something just sort of clicked in my brain; I felt we should use the name for our band. It seemed to fit the feel of our music and… I just liked it.

The next minute I walked into Collin's room (across the hall) and asked him what he thought of the name. He really didn't even have to think. He said, "I like it!"... and the rest is history!

We'll be launching our new site and new EP on March 6th on iTunes and will have hard copies with us at the merch table on the road. COME SEE US ON THIS TOUR!

Also here is a clip from one of the songs on our new EP "Through The Rough"
The song is called "Blessed Soul"



  1. I love it! I'm so excited. I can't wait to see you guys in a few weeks. :)

  2. What a dang sweet story and new name. Family bands are a wonderful enigma. Also, that clip is fantastic and beautifully done! <3

  3. Oh MAN!!! Sounds great!! like the addition of the gentle drums. Can't wait to hear it. What are we looking at 5-6 tracks?

  4. Hey this is great news!! New name!! Rad!! I'm happy for you guys!! I'm really excited to see you perform up in Spokane with Eisley! I'm so excited in fact I am having dreams about it! Wow! Haha!! It's like waiting for Christmas to come, yah...that level of excitement and maybe even a lil realzzz!!! Pretty much I know it will be super amazing! Thanks for making great music, you and your siblings make many people so happy with the music awesomeness you create! :) Keep it up!

  5. Oh, Christie, I just downloaded "Through The Rough," and I'm SO excited! I've always loved your music (I just love how I can hear you smile when you sing... Your music makes me want to close my eyes, sigh, and smile in utter contentment.) My husband is deployed in Afghanistan right now, and (I know this sounds super cheesy, but it's true) your music has been one of the things I've relied on to brighten the rough days. So... please never stop making music! You are my anti-drug (LOL!)

    But seriously, you and Collin are amazing. Keep up the good work!