Durham County Poets to perform

WELLS — The Durham County Poets, a lively and soulful group, who write and perform a blend of blues, folk and rock, with tinges of country, gospel and swing tossed in, will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 26, at The Revival on Lake Algonquin, according to a news release.

On tour from Quebec, Canada , they are five seasoned musicians, all of whom are songwriters, working 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.

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 on drums and percussion.

The band has just finished up its third album, Grimshaw Road.

Admission is $10 at the door but free for youths younger than 12. Refreshments will be available. To learn more, visit www.durhamcountypoets.com or call (518) 924-2041.

By Josh Bovee

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