Durham County Poets are made up of Kevin Harvey- lead vocals & harmonica, David Whyte-electric & acoustic guitars, Neil Elsmore- acoustic & slide guitars, Carl Rufh- upright bass & James Preimel-drums and percussion.
The band grew out of the lively music scene in Ormstown, Quebec, a town that was once called Durham county. They first performed at the Branches and Roots folk festival in 2011 and soon after released their debut album, ‘Where the river flows’ in 2012 with drummer/producer John McColgan at the helm. In 2014, amidst a busy year of shows, interviews and even some television they release their second album, ‘Chikkaboodah Stew’. With plenty of material still to be recorded and the creative juices still flowing, the Poets are forging ahead in hopes of leaving their stamp on Canadian music.