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Next Concert: Sunday, October 19, 2014 4PM
The Bottling Works, 426 E. Main St., Romney, WV
"Canada's premier neo-tradsters romp from world-beat to blues, urban-pop to old-timey, with wild-eyed invention, haunting traditionalism, and spine-rattling groove." —Scott Alarik, The Boston Globe
GRAMMY nominees and JUNO award winners, seeing The Duhks live is nothing short of a spiritual experience. A syncopated bluesy banjo number seamlessly follows a Brazilian samba; an old-time jaunt nestles comfortably next to a gospel performance. One of the most musically adventurous bands to come from the roots scene in the past decade, The Duhks return to the stage is definitely a cause for celebration.
No band epitomizes the polyethnic strands of modern folk music better than The Duhks. Since forming in Winnipeg in 2001 The Duhks have created a dynamic blend of old-timey, French Canadian and Celtic music punched up with shades of blues, soul and driving Afro Cuban rhythms that leaves festival crowds on their feet. Over the course of 4 critically-acclaimed albums the band has earned Juno and Grammy awards and nominations and have played a significant role in the neo-folk revival.
On their new recording, Beyond the Blue, The Duhks are in the best form of their 13 year career. Rejuvenated by a two year hiatus and energized by the return of vocalist Jessee Havey and the addition of new members, fiddler Rosie Newton, drummer/percussionist Kevin Garcia, and guitarist/bouzouki player Colin Savoie-Levac, The Duhks founder Leonard Podolak found an amazing pallet of inspiration for the new project.
This concert is made possible with sponsorship from The Bank of Romney, Staggers & Staggers Attorneys-at-Law, and an anonymous HCAC member. Info 304-703-1350
Studio Tour Map Brochure is Now Available
The 8th Annual Hampshire Highlands Studio Tour is scheduled for November 14, 15, & 16, 2014 with 16 artists who will be clustered at 5 locations around the county. The color map brochure with artists descriptions and locations is now available at the Hampshire County Visitors Center, 91 S. High St. and from participating artists. For info contact Melissa Snell at brdwtcher[at]frontier.com or call her at 703-772-5536. Download outside of Studio Tour brochure here. Download inside of Studio Tour brochure here.
The Duhks added to Fall Concert Line Up
Sunday, October 19 at 4PM at The Bottling Works you can enjoy the unique sounds of The Duhks. The Canadian group will appear the preceding Sunday on Mountain Stage in Charleston, but you don't have to travel that far to hear them. "Canada's premier neo-tradsters romp from world-beat to blues, urban-pop to old-timey, with wild-eyed invention, haunting traditionalism, and spine-rattling groove." (Scott Alarik, The Boston Globe) GRAMMY nominees and JUNO award winners, seeing The Duhks live is nothing short of a spiritual experience. A syncopated bluesy banjo number seamlessly follows a Brazilian samba; an old-time jaunt nestles comfortably next to a gospel performance. One of the most musically adventurous bands to come from the roots scene in the past decade, The Duhks return to the stage is definitely a cause for celebration.
Mark Your Calendar for Concert Season Dates & Performers
October 19 Sunday -- The Duhks
November 8 Saturday -- Professor Louie & The Crowmatix
March 28, 2015 Saturday -- Percussion with Steve Bloom & Patricio Acedvedo
April 18, 2015 Saturday -- Blues with Andy Cohen & Eleanor Ellis"\
May 2, 2015 Saturday --Ralph Gordon, Alexander Mitchell & Michael G. Ronstadt
Art Camp 2014 A Huge Success!
Summer Arts Camp 2014 was held at WVSDB June 23-27 in a great collaboration with the WV Schools for the Deaf and Blind that involved 87 campers in multiple classes including various types of music, drama, fused glass, metal working, fibers, writing, pottery, painting, drawing, photo literacy, etc. On Friday, a community luncheon provided a wonderful showcase of the campers' creations and signing, dancing and theatrical talents.
The effort was so successful, talk is of doubling the number of campers for 2015! Kudos to coordinators Joanne Snead and Nadine Miller, instructors Josh Liller, Sibyl MacKenzie, Liz Braun, Michael Anderson, Gayle Allen, Lou Mazzeo, Brenton Colbert, Judi Gaydos, Cheri Seiler and Mark. as well as many staff members of the WVSDB, lead by Patty Myers.