Fri Aug 14, 6:30 PM Duhk Soup Workshop
Sat Aug 15, 1:45 PM Shade Stage Portage and Main WORKSHOP
Sat Aug 15, 4:45 PM Boogie Bar-N Stage, Oyster Stew WORKSHOP
Sun Aug 16 11:00 AM Boogie Bar-N Stage Breakfast Wrap WORKSHOP
Sun Aug 16, 6:00 PM TD Main Stage
No band epitomizes the polyethnic strands of modern folk music better than The Duhks. Since forming in Winnipeg in 2001 The Duhks (pronounced ‘ducks’) have created a dynamic blend of old-timey, French Canadian and Celtic music punched up with shades of blues, soul and driving Afro Cuban rhythms that leaves festival crowds on their feet. Over the course of 4 critically acclaimed albums the band has earned Juno and Grammy awards and nominations and have played a significant role in the neo-folk revival.
On their latest album, Beyond the Blue, The Duhks are in the best form of their 13-year career. Rejuvenated by a two-year hiatus and energized by the return of vocalist Jesse Havey and the addition of new members, fiddler Rosie Newton, drummer/percussionist Kevin Garcia, and guitarist/bouzouki player Colin Savoie-Levac, The Duhks founder Leonard Podolak found an amazing pallet of inspiration for the new project. “All of the people who have been in the band over the years, including non-touring founding members Tania Elizabeth and Jordan McConnell (who both appear on the album) have had a hand in shaping our sound and direction. The goal with the new record was to draw on everything we’ve learned over the years and everything we know about where we want to take the music now and create something as fresh, exciting and forward thinking as possible.”
Beyond the Blue represents a group of musicians at the peak of their powers, the music shaped by their collective experience of years on the road and driven by the sheer joy and inspiration that comes from reuniting and rediscovering that magic that drew them together in the first place.