If it wasn’t for Canadian bands/labels/blogs this year would have been a total bummer. Bands like Nathan, Ox, and now The Duhks have kept my spirits high. Labels like Secretly Canadian, Nettwerk and others have been releasing great music and bloggers like 10:51 AM Toronto and Sixeyes continually deliver the goods. Now The Duhks have enterred my world and much like Ollabelle before them they have taken traditional sounds and styles and made them fresh. Check out the picture and you’ll see what I mean, this band from Winnipeg, Ontario, mixes ethnicities as easily as they combine styles like celtic, appalachian and French-Canadian folk music.
This release, their second, comes out on Sugar Hill Records Febuary on Feb 8, 2005 and once again I’m sure I have the blogging exclusive (that’s not saying much I know, it isn’t U2 or anything but that’s ok). Two songs from The Duhks their self-titled debut on Sugar hill produced by Bela Fleck.
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Death Came A Knockin’
And here’s three songs from their website from their debut record available now on CD Baby called Your Daughters And Your Sons.