Our Press Kit
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WelcomeThe 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 WorkmanORMSTOWN, 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. http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/1243793/nanette-workman-and-martin-deschamps-headline-benefit-concert-in-support-of-our-house-project
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. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkFGqR1jGQU
Live at the Divan Orange in MontrealA 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.