The arts aren’t just the turn of a phrase, reaching for a note, digging deep within or discovering the majesty of a brush. It's a way of life—a higher calling. For many, the most spiritual moments in life - other than life itself - occur not necessarily in a house of worship (whatever gets you through the night) but in a house of blues. For these artists, creating and performing music during the darkness of a worldwide years-long pandemic might be their highest calling yet. The musicianship, as always, is top-notch. But at its core are the warm, soulful vocals of Kevin Harvey. He's a Canadian treasure. So, play this loud. Shake your blues away. Let the Durham County Poets take you higher and soothe your soul. Mitch Melnick Billy Bob Productions
Durham County Poets' newest album, "Out of the Woods," has been chosen as one of the top 40 blues albums of the year by Blues Blues. Out of the 808 singles and 405 albums that were submitted to us in 2022, we had the difficult task of narrowing them down to our top 40.