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Durham County Poets

 

“…the finest band to come out of [the Chateauguay Valley] scene is the Durham County Poets.”
Mike Regenstreif, Folk Roots / Folk Branches with Mike Regenstreif, June 2017

Durham County Poets grew out of the lively music scene in Ormstown, Quebec, a town that was once called Durham county. The five seasoned musicians, all of whom are songwriters, work together individually and collaboratively in composing their music. Delving into a variety of styles and genres, their musical influences include a broad range of artists. From The Band to Dire Straits, Leon Redbone to James Taylor and Neil Young, they have managed to put it all together to create their own musical style. The obvious joie de vivre expressed while performing together is reflected in the good-time feel that the band creates, which has been captivating their audiences consistently since their inception 6 years ago.

Kevin Harvey – Lead vocals

David Whyte – Electric and acoustic guitars

Neil Elsmore – Acoustic guitar

Carl Rufh – Double bass

James Preimel – Percussion

durhamcountypoets.com

 

On tour summer / autumn 2017
15 June ◦ Festival Folk sur le Canal, Montreal, QC
16 June ◦ Blacksheep Inn, Wakefield, QC
22 June ◦ Middleburgh Library, NY
24 June ◦ Xerox Rochester Int’l Jazz Festival, NY
01 July ◦ Ormstown Branches and Roots Festival
29 July ◦ Haskell Opera House, Derby, VT
04 Aug ◦ Blue Skies Festival, Clarendon, ON
12 Aug ◦ Kingsville Music Festival, ON
15 Aug ◦ Parc Sauve, Valleyfield, QC
27 Aug ◦ Old Church Theatre, Quinte West, ON
08 Sept ◦ The Moonshine Café, Oakville, ON
10 Sept ◦ Toronto Launch at Free Times Café
14 Sept ◦ The Dock, Ithaca, NY
15 Sept ◦ Amazing Things Art Center , MA
16 Sept ◦ Deep Wells Fest, St James, NY
17 Sept ◦ Live at the Falcon, Marlboro, NY
29 Sept ◦ Le CRAPO, St Jean de Martha, QC
08 Oct  ◦ Caffe Lena, Saragota Springs, NY
Coming up: 22 Feb 2018  ◦ Wintergrass Fest, Milton, WA

 

«Il ne fait aucun doute qu’on a affaire à un collectif de musiciens chevronnés et talentueux: une des belles découvertes de l’année! »
Pierre Lamontagnele, Le net blues, 2014

Durham County Poets en direct à Chateauguay, mai 2017

Qu’est-ce que vous obtenez lorsque vous prenez cinq musiciens avec un grand bagage de chansons, de mélodies et d’influences diverses et les mettez ensemble? Le chaos peut-être? Ou peut-être une nouvelle ambiance, une nouvelle approche et quelque chose digne d’être écouté? Ce fut le cas pour Durham County Poets. Ce groupe vient tout juste  de lancé leur 3iéme album Grimshaw Road devant un public enthousiaste et ne cesse pas de tourner dans leur région d’origine, la Vallée de la Chateauguay. Que ce soit swing, blues, country ou folk, leurs chansons ‘roots’ sont à la fois agréables et rassembleuses.

Le groupe a joué dans des festivals de New York, à la Nouvelle Écosse, de l’Ontario, à la ville de Québec… et plus.