Groupe Country canadien formé à Winnipeg, (Manitoba). Les Duhks sont composés de Jordan McConnell, Leonard Podolak, Sarah Dugas, Christian Dugas et Tania Elizabeth.
After Leonard Podolak's band Scruj MacDuhk broke up, the Appalachian-style clawhammer banjoist decided that this gave him the perfect opportunity to start another group, one that would fuse eclectic modern sounds with traditional roots. In 2002, along with lead singer Jessica Havey (who brought blues influences with her), fiddler Tania Elizabeth (who played in the French-Canadian style, among others), and guitarist Jordan McConnell (who had studied Celtic guitar), the Duhks self-released their debut, Your Daughters and Your Sons, in Canada in 2002 (it was then re-released in the States the following year). The album did well enough to bring the band a contract with North-Carolina-based Sugar Hill Records, which issued the Duhks' — who had since added Latin-influenced percussionist Scott Senior — self-titled Béla Fleck-produced record in 2005. The next year Migrations, produced this time by labelmate and contemporary bluegrass stalwart Tim O'Brien, came out, followed by an extensive tour and an appearance at 2007's MerleFest. Not long after, Jessica Havey and Scott Senior left the band. Sarah Dugas and her brother Christian Dugas filled the vacant vocalist and drummer roles, and the new band settled down in Nashville to prepare songs for a new album with producer Jay Joyce. Fast Paced World was released that August and the group made immediate plans to tour. Conscious of the amount of waste accumulated on the road, the band started an environmentalism initiative called The Duhks Sustainability Project, complete with a website and mission statement that encouraged musicians to be greener by using biodiesel fuel, wearing earth-friendly cosmetics, and eating organic foods.
Talents : Jordan McConnell : Guitar, Pipes, Whistles, Vocals - Leonard Podolak : Banjo, Vocals - Sarah Dugas : Vocals - Christian Dugas : Percussion - Tania Elizabeth : Fiddle/Violin
Style musical : Progressive Bluegrass
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Années en activité :
|06/2003||CD DUHKS 001 (CAN)||YOUR DAUGHTERS AND YOUR SONS - The Green Fields Of Glentown - Le Reel des Nouveaux Mariés - Flash Away ... / Rock Of Ages / Giuliano's Tune - Something - Eleanor Day's #2 / Annabel / Crust Rolls & Chili - An Buachaillin Ban - Jimmy Ward's Jig - Charlie Lennon' / Le Meunier Et La Jeune Fille - Les Quatre Fer En l'Air / The Leather Winged Bat / The Trooper And The Maid / The Seine River Waltz - Anna William's Reel - The Newfoundland Reel / Pretty Boy Floyd - Stoney Point / The Bantry Girls Lament - The Ol' Yellow House / Your Daughters And Your Sons - Jean's Reel|
|02/2005||CD SUGAR HILL 3997 (US)||THE DUHKS - Death Came A Knockin' / Mists Of Down Below - Meghan Hayden's / Gene's Machine: Mary / McMahon's - Pretty Little Indian - Sligo ... / Four Blue Walls / The Wagoner's Lad / True Religion / The Magnolia Set: Islay Ranters Reel - Fleur De Mandragore / Bull ... / You And I / Everybody Knows / Dance Hall Girls - Bozeemon Boogie / The Dregs Of Birch: Slip Jig - The Dregs Of Birch - Eleanor Day's #1 / Du Temps Que J'Étais Jeune - Gabriella's Jig / Dover, Delaware / Love Is The Seventh Wave - The Arch of Abundant Love|
|09/2006||CD SUGAR HILL 4014 (US)||MIGRATIONS - Ol' Cook Pot / Mountains O' Things / Heaven's My Home / The Fox And The Bee / Down To The River - Jeb's Tune / Who Will Take My Place? / Moses Don't Get Lost / Three Fishers / Domino Party!: Laine's Jig - Close To The Floor - The Domino Party - The ... / Out Of The Rain / Turtle Dove|
|08/2008||CD SUGAR HILL 14042 (US)||FAST PACED WORLD - Mighty Storm / Fast Paced World / This Fall / Adam's 3-Step / Toujours Vouloir / You Don't See It / Ship High in Transit / Magalenha / Sleepin' Is All I Wanna Do (Stars On A Sunny Day) / 95 South / New Rigged Ship / I See You|
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