Popular at music festivals and venues across eastern Canada, the Durham County Poets are a lively and soulful group, who write and perform an eclectic blend of blues, folk and rock, with tinges of country, gospel and swing tossed in for good measure.
They are five seasoned musicians, all of whom are songwriters, who work together individually and collaboratively in composing their music. Delving into a variety of styles and genres, their musical influences include a broad range of artists. From The Band to Dire Straits, Leon Redbone to James Taylor and Neil Young, they have managed to put it all together to create their own musical style. The obvious joie de vivre expressed while performing together is reflected in the good-time feel that the band creates, which has been captivating their audiences consistently since their inception 6 years ago.
Fronted by Kevin Harvey, a self proclaimed blues crooner on lead vocals, The Durham County Poets also feature David Whyte on electric and acoustic guitars and vocals, Neil Elsmore on acoustic guitar and vocals, Carl Rufh on double bass and vocals and Rob Couture (formerly of The Echo Hunters) on drums and percussion.
Tickets: $12.00 adults / $10.00 under 18
The Rockin’ the Park concert series creates a fun, festival-like event to bring people of all ages together in Centennial Park in Lancaster as a celebration of local music, local food and community. Food is available for purchase; rain location will be the Lancaster Town Hall.
The schedule includes:
July 27 – The Trichomes, with food by Farm to Fire
August 3 – Pam McCann, with food by Alburrito’s Mexican Restaurant
“The Newmarket-based quartet harnesses the eclecticism of their jam-influenced idols, like Lettuce, Soulive, and Consider the Source, showcasing funk, jazz, blues, hip-hop, and even gypsy music… The Trichomes craft hip-swinging tunes with melodies and harmonies that weave through one another, one riff fading out as another takes its place.” -Austin Sorette (The Sound)
One of Rolling Stone’s “10 New Artists You Need To Know” – “Modern-day Buddy Holly plus Dwight Yoakam divided by the Mavericks… Think-y, soulful lyrics paired with a beat you can dance to.” —ROLLING STONE
A mix of old school country, early rock ‘n’ roll, blues, and country rock. Inspiration is taken from Hank Williams, Johnny Cash and Johnny Horton classics. Girls Guns & Glory are electric and captivating with a high-energy stage presence that immediately gets people up on their feet and moving. With lyrics of heart-ache and cleverly hopeful perspective, backed by dynamic & impressive drums, bass and lead guitar, GGG become an outfit matched perfectly.
Tickets: $18, $15