Durham County Poets
8:00 PM Sat Oct 18, 2014
At Westboro Masonic Hall, 430 Churchill Ave
There is a map at the bottom of this event.
This 5-piece band grew out of the lively music scene of the Chateauguay Valley. Centered in historic Ormstown, Quebec, the band’s first performance was at the Ormstown Branches and Roots Music Festival in the fall of 2011. Kevin Harvey’ s rich voice and nuanced delivery covers the scope of life…. with ballads and blues-inflected originals, some swing and genial humour. Guitarist David Whyte’s guitar solos are pure grace. The Poets will get you dancing in the hallways, laughing, and feeling those blues. Their new Cd will be available for sale at the concert.
Lead singer Kevin Harvey started singing in a blues band, Blind Lemon Pie, and later on sang with Bollweevil Accoustic Band and Clarksdale Moan.
Guitarist David Whyte teaches both guitar and saxophone and has played in many bands over the past 40 years, including Hog Wild.
Guitarist Neil Elsmore is a chef and artist and played in Bollweevil Accoustic Band and church gospel groups with Kevin.
Bassist Carl Rufh plays in many bands including The Echo Hunters, Jimmy James, Sonja Ball, Grouyan Gombo and others.
Percussionist James Preimel is the latest addition to the band and plays with Coyote Yodel and other bands.