The Duhks

The Duhks is a Canadian folk music group formed in 2002 in Winnipeg.

The members play a blend of Canadian soul, gospel, North American folk, Brazilian samba, old time country string band, zydeco, and Irish dance music. Hailing from Winnipeg, Manitoba, their music draws heavily on all of the North American musical traditions, while successfully integrating Latin-music-influenced percussion. Their first album, Your Daughters & Your Sons was nominated for a Juno award. Their eponymous second album won a Juno for Best Roots & Traditional Album by a Group, and "Heaven's My Home," from their third album, was nominated for the 2007 Grammy award for Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal. Their 4th album Fast Paced World (featuring Sarah Dugas as vocalist and Christian Dugas on drums) was released in 2008. It also received a JUNO nomination for Best Roots & Traditional Album. The video for the titled single "Fast Past World" features Lucent Dossier Experience and was directed by Dream Rockwell

In March 2007 lead singer Jessee Havey left the band to pursue other interests.

Singer Sarah Dugas joined the band in March 2007. She was later joined by her brother, Christian Dugas, in November 2007 after percussionist Scott Senior left the group to spend more time at home with his family.

January 15, 2010, fiddler Tania Elizabeth announced that she would be moving on. She was temporarily replaced by fiddler Casey Driessen.

In October 2007 The Duhks Sustainability Project was launched to raise awareness about ways to live a more economically viable and ecologically sustainable lifestyle. In April 2008, The Duhks performed a post-Earth Day benefit in Nederland, Colorado.

As of 2010, the band were on semi-hiatus, playing far fewer shows. In April 2011, the band announced on their web site that this pace would continue, including some shows with former members Havey and Senior, as the Dugas siblings are now also recording and performing as a duo.

In January of 2013, the following announcement was made by the band: "The Duhks—featuring original lead vocalist Jessee Havey, fiddler Tania Elizabeth, Jordan McConnell on guitar, Scott Senior on percussion, and Leonard Podolak on banjo—will be going into the studio in March to start work on a new CD. We plan to sell a five or six-song EP throughout the spring and summer and finish the CD in the autumn, for wider release.", along with a list of upcoming tour dates.

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