ALBUM OF THE WEEK
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December 6th 2019
The Durham County Poets
Hand Me Down Blues
The Durham County Poets are a lively and soulful group, who write and perform an eclectic blend of blues and folk, with tinges of 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 James Taylor, Muddy Waters to Dire Straits...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 in 2011.
Fronted by Kevin Harvey, a self proclaimed blues crooner on lead vocals, The Durham County Poets also feature David Whyte on electric guitars and vocals, Neil Elsmore on guitars and vocals, Carl Rufh on double bass and vocals and Rob Couture (formerly of The Echo Hunters) on drums and percussion.
November 29th 2019
Manx Marriner Mainline
Hell Bound For Heaven
Harry Manx and Steve Marriner share a musical chemistry that only comes from a span of many years, playing hundreds of shows and travelling countless miles on the road together. Both very accomplished musicians in their own right, “Hell Bound For Heaven” started as an elusive idea and blossomed into a beautiful reality. While both Manx and Marriner have shared hundreds of stages throughout their careers and have a friendship that has stood the test of time; this is their debut collaboration on record. “Hell Bound For Heaven” can only be described as a true reflection of two phenomenal musicians, joining forces to demonstrate their love of Blues and Gospel music.