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The Duhks

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After Leonard Podolak’s band Scruj MacDuhk split up, the Appalachian-style clawhammer banjoist decided that gave him an ideal possibility to start another group, one which would fuse eclectic modern sounds with traditional origins. In 2002, alongside lead vocalist Jessica Havey (who brought blues affects with her), fiddler Tania Elizabeth (who performed within the French-Canadian design, amongst others), and guitarist Jordan McConnell (who experienced studied Celtic acoustic guitar), the Duhks self-released their debut, Your Daughters as well as your Sons, in Canada in 2002 (it had been then re-released in the us the following 12 months). The recording did sufficiently to create the music group a agreement with North-Carolina-based Sugars Hill Information, which released the Duhks’ — who experienced since added Latin-influenced percussionist Scott Older — self-titled Béla Fleck-produced record in 2005. Another year Migrations, created this time around by labelmate and modern bluegrass stalwart Tim O’Brien, arrived, followed by a thorough tour and an appearance at 2007’s MerleFest. Shortly after, Jessica Havey and Scott Mature left the music group. Sarah Dugas and her sibling Christian Dugas loaded the vacant vocalist and drummer jobs, and the brand new music group resolved down in Nashville to get ready songs for a fresh album with manufacturer Jay Joyce. OVERLY BUSY World premiered that August as well as the group produced immediate programs to tour. Aware of the quantity of waste materials accumulated on the highway, the music group began an environmentalism effort known as the Duhks Sustainability Task, complete with an internet site and mission declaration that encouraged music artists to become greener through the use of biodiesel fuel, putting on earth-friendly cosmetic makeup products, and consuming organic foods. Beyond the Blue, the group’s 5th studio album, made by Mike Merenda and Ruth Ungar from the Mammals, and helped with the come back of vocalist Havey as well as the addition of brand-new associates fiddler Rosie Newton, drummer/percussionist Kevin Garcia, and guitarist/bouzouki participant Colin Savoie-Levac, made an appearance early in 2014.

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Full Name The Duhks
Awards Juno Award for Roots & Traditional Album of the Year – Group
Music Songs The Wagoner's Lad, Down to the River, Mists of Down Below, Annabel, Mighty Storm, Ol' Cook Pot, The Trooper and the Maid, Beyond the Blue, The Leather Winged Bat, Suffer No Fools, Death Came a Knockin', You Don't See It, Who Will Take My Place?, Four Blue Walls, Out of the Rain, Heaven's My Home, Love Is the Seventh Wave, Banjo Roustabout, Mountains o' Things, Dance Hall Girls / Bozeemon Boogie, It's Alright Ma I'm Only Bleeding, Fast Paced World, Turtle Dove, The Bantry Girls Lament / The Ol' Yellow House, Domino Party!, Dance Hall Girls, Dregs of Birch: Slip Jig / The Dregs of Birch / Eleanor Day's #1, Toujours Vouloir, Moses Don't Get Lost, Sleepin' Is All I Wanna Do, Giuliano's Tune / Something / Eleanor Day's #2, New Rigged Ship
Albums Your Daughters & Your Sons, Fast Paced World, Beyond the Blue, The Duhks, Migrations, 2007-04-28: Merlefest, Wilkesboro, NC, USA, FestivaLink presents The Duhks at MerleFest, NC 4/24/09, This Fall - EP
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal


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1 Co-founded a new indie record label launched off the platform of his famous recording studio, Cherokee Studios, which he owns and operates with his two brothers. The first album to be released will be Cody Carpenter, an exciting new artist that he is also producing. [April 2006]
2 Off the platform of his famous recording studio, Cherokee Studios, Bruce Robb co-founded an independent record label called Quarter2Three Records. Among the first artists signing to the label is legendary blues musician Robert Bradley. [January 2007]
3 For the Ghosts of Mars (2001) score, as music producer he brought in famed heavy metal band Anthrax to play to picture for director John Carpenter, who had originally filmed the movie listening to Metallica. The film's score is entirely original and was recorded by Robb at his Cherokee Studios in Hollywood. The film's DVD offers a bonus feature with behind-the-scenes footage in the studio with the musicians, Carpenter and Robb.
4 Buckethead, the famous masked guitar player who notoriously only appears in public wearing a Kentucky Fried Chicken bucket on his head and Halloween Jason mask covering his face, actually removed his disguise for music supervisor-producer Bruce Robb and director-composer John Carpenter while recording original music for the Ghosts of Mars (2001) movie and soundtrack, recorded by Bruce Robb at Cherokee Studios.
5 All the music you hear in the Ghosts of Mars (2001) film is original and was played to picture by Anthrax, which was produced and recorded by Bruce Robb at Cherokee Studios in Hollywood. Carpenter had originally selected a Metallica cut, when Robb suggested bringing in the famed heavy metal band Anthrax who it turns out are also big John Carpenter fans. The results yielded an award-winning soundtrack.
6 He is one of the original members of the 60s folk-rock group, The Robbs.


Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Zen Lady 2014 music supervisor
Love N' Dancing 2009 music producer / music supervisor
Masters of Horror TV Series music engineer - 1 episode, 2005 music mixer - 1 episode, 2005 music producer - 1 episode, 2005
Lackawanna Blues 2005 TV Movie music engineer / music mixer - uncredited / music producer / musician: Hammond B3 organ
Run Ronnie Run 2002 music engineer: original theme song / music mixer: original theme song / music producer: original theme song
Ghosts of Mars 2001 Musician: Hammond B3 organ / music contractor / music editing - uncredited / music engineer / music mixer / music producer
Vampires 1998 music contractor - uncredited / music editing - uncredited / music engineer / music mixer / music producer / music supervisor / musician: Hammond B3 organ/piano/percussion
Village of the Damned 1995 Musician: Hammond B3 organ/percussion / music contractor - uncredited / music editing / music engineer - uncredited / music mixer / music producer
Don Juan DeMarco 1994 music engineer / music mixer / music recorder - uncredited
The Experts 1989 music producer: theme song - uncredited
Twins 1988 music engineer: score / music mixer: score / music recorder: score - uncredited
The Great Outdoors 1988 music engineer - uncredited / music mixer - uncredited / music producer - uncredited
Satisfaction 1988 music engineer - uncredited / music mixer - uncredited / music producer - uncredited
Innerspace 1987 music engineer: theme song / music mixer: theme song / music producer: theme song
Dragnet 1987 music engineer / music mixer / music recorder - uncredited
Crime Story 1986 TV Series music engineer: theme song / music mixer: theme song / music producer: theme song
Melanie 1982 music editing: theme song - uncredited / music engineer: theme song / music mixer: theme song / music producer: theme song
Popeye 1980 music engineer - uncredited / music mixer - uncredited / music producer - uncredited
Dirty Duck 1974 Musician: Hammond B3 organ/Wurlitzer/piano/percussion / music engineer / music mixer / music recorder - uncredited

Sound Department

Sound Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Nutcracker: A Fantasy on Ice 1983 TV Movie audio mixer / recording engineer

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Story of 'Hudson Hawk' 2007 Video short studio engineer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Scoring Ghosts of Mars 2001 Video documentary short Himself
New American Bandstand 1965 1966 TV Series
Where the Action Is 1965 TV Series Regulars

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