Hailed by the New York Times as one of the artists at the forefront of the neo-folk movement, The Duhks (pronounced like “ducks”) is a 5-member Canadian group that seamlessly blend folk, rock, bluegrass, afro-Cuban, zydeco with soulful rock & roll. Their music draws heavily on all of the North American musical traditions, while successfully integrating Latin-music-influenced percussion. The Duhks are currently touring in support of their newest album, Fast Paced World.
The Winnipeg, Manitoba-based band consists of Leonard Podolak (founder/banjo), Tania Elizabeth (fiddle), Jordan McConnell (guitar) and newest members, siblings Sarah Dugas (vocals) and Christian Dugas (percussion).
The Duhks have always gravitated towards traditional roots-based song structures, but they’ve never stopped evolving since their inception five years ago. With a worldview that pushes the boundaries of modern roots folk, according to Leonard, the Duhks ” play music that speaks to everybody.”
For more information on The Duhks and their upcoming NYC performance, visit http://duhks.com/.
Official Website: http://www.highlineballroom.com/bio.php?id=892
Added by jena.vuylsteke on April 8, 2009