Out of the Woods
Durham County Poets
Durham County Poets are a band in the truest sense of the word.
Their journey began in a small café in Ormstown, Quebec, and since then, they have continued to grow and spread their music throughout Canada and into the United States.
Hand Me Down Blues JUNO was nominated in 2020 for Blues album of the year.
Each member of the band writes and arranges their music, bringing something unique to the table. Their music spans various genres, including Blues, Soul, Folk, R&B, and Gospel, all woven seamlessly together to create an authentic contemporary Canadiana sound.
Out Of The Woods was released May 2022 and is garnering much attention, with top 40, top 20, top 10 best album of the year lists for 2022. Each heartfelt song tells a story.
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.
“From the rock n roll vibe of ‘Mean Old Dog’ to the sultry undertones of ‘Love’s Got a Hold on Me,’ there is something for everyone on this record which is eclectic in nature.” - Maverick-Country.com
“There is a lot of good music coming out of Canada at the moment, and Durham County Poets are riding that wave. ” - Bluesblues.co.uk
“The Durham County Poets are more than just a blues band. They are a collective of talented artists, each well versed in their own field, who combine their influences and styles to create a single cohesive unit capable of some amazing music.” - Terry Parsons
— Toronto blues society
“Durham County Poets have delivered a cracking album with 'Out Of The Woods', full of wonderfully tight ensemble playing, clever arrangements, strong songs, great recording values and a palpable sense of fun. Thoroughly recommended. Paul Jackson” - Paul Jackson