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We're playing the SHERBLUES & FOLK fest in July. Click on the link for more info or check out our gigs section. Hope to see you there.

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The Durham County Poets grew out of the Chateauguay Valley and all live along its river.

The band was born of a coffee house in Ormstown, Quebec, a town that used to be called “Durham” in the old days - hence the name. We had known of one another for years before getting together at a local café for once a week jam sessions. People started coming just to hear the music being created and that’s when we knew that we were on to something good. After a few months we decided to record. A cottage along the quiet riverbank served as a recording space and within a week our first album, “Where the River Flows” was made. It all just kind of happened by itself or so it seems. With a melting pot full of all sorts of musical influences - our rootsy, folky, bluesy sound feels to many, familiar as it does fresh!

A live studio performance just for television.

Benefit concert with Nanette Workman

ORMSTOWN, QC, Oct. 17, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - A benefit concert headlined by Nanette Workman with special guest Martin Deschamps, and appearances by the Durham County Poets and The Cranes, will raise money to build a home for multiple families struggling to find affordable housing. The concert takes place at the Expo Ormstown Arena on October 25, 2013 at 7:30 pm.

Live video of 'where the river flows'

Every year we celebrate the life of our dear late friend Dawson Bordie Meizner. In his memory we hold a benefit show in Riverfield at Jim's place...his machine shop to be more precise. Here's a snippet from 'Dawsfest' 2013, a big thanks to Louise Ottney for the iPHONE video.

Live at the Divan Orange in Montreal

A real fun tune to play live. Here's a video from a show we played at the Divan Orange with our good friends the Bombadil's.