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The Duhks

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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