BIO-graphy

The Durham County Poets are a lively, soulful group born out of the vibrant music scene of Ormstown, Quebec-Canada, a town that was once called County Durham. They stand out for their compositions and performances combining an original blend of blues, gospel, and folk. With four acclaimed albums under their belt, including their latest effort, HAND ME DOWN BLUES (September 2019), produced by Bill Garret. They have made it to several Best-of-year lists and charted nationally on satellite and community blues radio stations. HAND ME DOWN BLUES has also garnered the band their first Juno nomination for 'Blues Album of the Year' a Maple Blues nomination for Best New Artist or Band, 2019, and top 5 roots song of the year for 'Help Me to Change', a song featuring a duet with Juno award winner, Dawn Tyler Watson.

DCP (as they are affectionately known) is made up of five seasoned musicians/ songwriters working individually and collaboratively. Their obvious joie de vivre is reflected in the good times audiences have consistently felt since their 2011 début. Intrepid frontman Kevin Harvey, confined to a wheelchair since 1981, is the lead vocalist and with the help and support of his bandmates Neil Elsmore (guitars), David Whyte (lead guitar, saxophone), Carl Rufh (bass, trombone), and Rob Couture (drums, percussion) has managed to lead the group on countless tours throughout Canada and the US.

As of late, the band has now incorporated a horn section featuring Marc Leclerc and Patrice Luneau of the renowned Quebec, blues band 'The Fuel Junkie's' for some of their live shows.  Aiding to further bolster their sound, energy, and vision of being one of Canada's best recording and live music acts.

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Previous events

Date Event Location
Maison de la culture Pointe-aux-Trembles Maison de la culture Pointe-aux-Trembles, Pointe-aux-Trembles Maison de la culture Pointe-aux-Trembles, Pointe-aux-Trembles
Harmony concerts Harmony concerts, Morrisburg, ON K0C 1X0 Harmony concerts, Morrisburg, ON K0C 1X0
Sharbot lake inn Sharbot Lake Inn , Sharbot Lake Ontario Sharbot Lake Inn , Sharbot Lake Ontario
Le Palace de Granby Le Palais de Granby, Granby, QC J2G Le Palais de Granby, Granby, QC J2G
Sainte- Anne-de-Bellevue Blues Cafe Sainte- Anne-de-Bellevue Blues Cafe, Sainte-Anne-De-Bellevue, QC H9X 3L9 Sainte- Anne-de-Bellevue Blues Cafe, Sainte-Anne-De-Bellevue, QC H9X 3L9
Les Cabarets d'Albert Les Cabarets d'Albert, Sallaberry de Valleyfield, Qc J6T 1X6 Les Cabarets d'Albert, Sallaberry de Valleyfield, Qc J6T 1X6
Batstone's Northern Ramble Batstone's Northern Ramble, Renfrew, ON K7V 3B1 Batstone's Northern Ramble, Renfrew, ON K7V 3B1
Tannery Pond Tannery Pond, NY 12853 Tannery Pond, NY 12853
The Extended Play Sessions Live at the Fallout Shelter, Boston, MA USA Live at the Fallout Shelter, Boston, MA USA
Brandon Music Cafe Brandon Music Café , Brandon, VT. 05733 Brandon Music Café , Brandon, VT. 05733
the Revival The Revival, Wells, NY 12190 518 The Revival, Wells, NY 12190 518
Centre Culturel Vanier Centre Culturel Vanier, Châteauguay, QC Centre Culturel Vanier, Châteauguay, QC
Cafe Campus Cafe Campus, Montreal, QC Cafe Campus, Montreal, QC
Chateaugay Town Hall Theater Chateaugay Townhall Theater, Chateaugay, NY. 12920 Chateaugay Townhall Theater, Chateaugay, NY. 12920
Grove Hall Grove Hall, Huntingdon, QC J0S 1H0 Grove Hall, Huntingdon, QC J0S 1H0
the Black Sheep Inn Black Sheep Inn, Wakefield, Qc JOX 3GO Black Sheep Inn, Wakefield, Qc JOX 3GO
Old Church Theater Old Church Theater, Quinte West, ON K8V 5P8 Old Church Theater, Quinte West, ON K8V 5P8
Abilene Bar and Lounge Abilene Bar and Lounge, Rochester, NY 14604 Abilene Bar and Lounge, Rochester, NY 14604
The Nelson Odeon Nelson Odeon, Cazenovia, NY 13035 Nelson Odeon, Cazenovia, NY 13035
The Moonshine cafe the Moonshine Cafe, Oakville, ON L6K 3A6 the Moonshine Cafe, Oakville, ON L6K 3A6