Tickets will be available at the door. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Concerts begin at 7:30 p.m.
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. "A tasty blend of ...folk traditions with hard-grooving world beats, country, bluegrass, Jazz, and a healthy injection of catchy, soulful pop." -Paste
Hailed by The New York Times as one of the artists at the forefront of the neo-folk movement, The Duhks (pronounced Ducks) have won admirers as diverse as David Crosby, Dolly Parton and Doc Watson. This isn’t surprising, given the blend of soul, gospel, North American folk, Brazilian samba, old-time country string-band music, zydeco and Irish dance music, and the attack the band brings to these interwoven acoustic styles. A syncopated bluesy banjo number seamlessly follows a Brazilian samba; an old-time jaunt nestles comfortably next to a gospel performance by vocalist Jessee Havey—her soulful voice piercing like the heart tattoo on her chest.
Founded in 2002, the GRAMMY winning Canadian acoustic roots band boasts a diverse collection of musical influences, including old-time, jazz, Celtic folk, and even punk; for nearly a decade, they blended these disparate genres into an irresistible sound that simultaneously feels both traditional and modern. That sound—found on four stunning studio albums—captured the hearts of numerous fans and has received extensive critical acclaim: The Duhks’ 2005 self-titled record won the Best Roots & Traditional Album Juno Award, and, in 2007, they were again nominated for a GRAMMY in the Best Country Performance category.
This project is supported by grants from the Green Lake County/Ripon Community Foundation, and the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts. Accommodations provided by the Heidel House Resort and Spa.