The Northern Ramble Concert Series welcomes 'The Durham County Poets' with Special Guest 'King’s of Lowertown’ August 26 at 8 pm. Doors open 7 pm.
The Durham County Poets are a lively and soulful group, who write and perform an eclectic blend of blues, folk and rock, with tinges of country, gospel and swing tossed in for good measure.
They are five seasoned musicians, all of whom are songwriters, who 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.
Fronted by Kevin Harvey, a self-proclaimed blues crooner on lead vocals, The Durham County Poets also feature David Whyte on electric and acoustic guitars and vocals, Neil Elsmore on acoustic guitar and vocals, Carl Rufh on double bass and vocals and James Preimel on drums and percussion.
Kings of Lowertown’s Mike Mackey
Outsider. Songwriter. Ottawa Valley Since 1973.
“Dirt Blues they call it. (Woodpile is) a stomper of a tune that might knock down the barn.” - Peter Simpson, arts-editor-at-large for The Ottawa Citizen
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