These are the kind of guys you want to hang out with. Durham County Poets is made up of Kevin Harvey (lead vocals), David Whyte (electric and acoustic guitar and vocals), Neil Elsmore (acoustic guitar and vocals), Carl Hufh (bass, horn, vocals) and James Preimel (drums, percussion). They tell their story much better than I. Just know that if you like roots, blues, gospel then this is the concert for you.
So for more on the band, watch these two videos and then come out on Sat Aug 11 to see them live:
With the hotter weather, we thought July is the perfect month for a little blues and maybe a little sing-a-long. So on July 2, we have Alfie Smith and Nicole Christian treating us to their gutsy vocals and guitar playing. Joining them as the opener is Gathering Sparks who love a good sing-a-long and create beautiful harmonies.
If you can believe it, Goodman Guitars has named a guitar model after Alfie. If anyone is a guitar connoisseur, it seems to be Alfie. So if you enjoy a good guitar riff and some resophonic guitar, this is your night. Add in Nicole, who specializes in flute, piano and her own slide guitar, and you have a talented duo, you don’t want to miss. They have been playing solo and together for years and just made their first record together a couple years ago called, Come On In My Kitchen.Check our their music and come see them play live.
“Alfie Smith and Nicole Christian are old-style slide guitarists, multi-instrumentalists and a blues duo not to be missed. Featuring Alfie’s belting baritone vocals mixed with Nicole’s sass and jazz flute, they bring you blues, roots and originals in a way you have never seen before. Come on into their kitchen, and you won’t be disappointed.” -from their website
Our opener is Gathering Sparks who consist of Eve Goldberg and Jane Lewis. Again, these are two talented solo artists who came together to create something different because of a mutual love of harmonies and songwriting. Their style varies and can include influences of folk, blues and gospel. They love a good sing-a-long and incorporate that element into their shows. Their shows are always fun and a good time is had by all. Check them out.
“What a delight! Great songs, great singing and lovely harmonies.
I’m singing along as if I’ve known these songs forever.” — Sharon Hampson of Sharon, Lois & Bram
So come on out on July 2, 2016
Doors Open: 7pm, Music Starts: 7:30pm
If you want to read their bios and hear some songs, go to their Events Page
Tickets available: Buy Tickets online
Box office hours (Saturday: June 25, July 2: 9am – 12pm)
Phone/text Joe Klages (519) 377-2358
At the Door (if there are any left) the day of the concert