Folk,  Rock n' Folk,  Soul

Northern Exposure: The Duhks

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for The Duhks.

Hailing from Winnipeg, Manitoba, The Duhks (pronounced like “ducks”) blend the unlikely bedfellows of traditional Celtic, Zydeco, Bluegrass, Soul and some Brazilian Samba into what they classify as “Roots, Worldbeat, Soul.” I sat down with their forthcoming release Fast Paced World (available August 19th) and was immediately drawn in by the scathing social commentary of the title track and the gypsy flavored instrumental detours of “Adam’s 3-Step” (complete with the crackling fire to lend to the atmosphere) and “Ship High in Transit”. The enchanting “Toujours Vouloir” (which translates to “To Always Want”) is completely engaging despite my not being able to understand the words as is the jazzy “Sleepin’ Is All I Wanna Do (Stars on a Sunny Day)”. For a taste of the mélange that is The Duhks check out “This Fall” below.

The DuhksThis Fall (MP3)

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Links: Official Site | on Last.fm | on MySpace

The Duhks will be heading out and hitting the Folk Festivals as well as some solo dates that are listed after the jump.

The Duhks

08/13/08 Portsmouth, NH – Prescott Park
08/14/08 Northampton, MA – Iron Horse Music Hall
08/15/08 Wolfeboro, NH – Moody Mountain Farm Barn
08/16/08 Huntington, VT – Valley Stage
08/21/08 Rochester, NY – George Eastman House
09/05/08 Great Barrington, MA – Club Helsinki
09/06/08 Hoboken, NJ – Maxwell’s
09/10/08 New York, NY – Joe’s Pub
09/11/08 Annapolis, MD – Rams Head On Stage
09/13/08 Thomas, WV – Purple Fiddle
09/13/08 Pittsburgh, PA – Thunderbird Cafe
10/03/08 Homer, AK – Down East Saloon
10/04/08 Anchorage, AK – Alaska Ctr. For The Performing Arts
10/05/08 Kodiak, AK – Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium
10/18/08 Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theatre
10/20/08 Atlanta, GA – Smith’s Olde Bar
10/30/08 Norfolk, CT – Infinity Hall
11/01/08 Barre, VT – Barre Opera House
11/21/08 Calgary, AB – The Gateway @ SAIT

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