Canada’s Durham County Poets deliver a very nice fifth album which should delight the hardest-to-please lovers of fine, often horn-soaked blues, r&b, soul et al. Puts me in mind of the great Roomful Of Blues.” - Christopher Weston

Music Republic magazine

From the rock n roll vibe of ‘Mean Old Dog’ to the sultry undertones of ‘Love’s Got a Hold on Me’, there is something for everyone on this record which is eclectic in nature.” -

Maverick country

The Durham County Poets are more than just a blues band. They are a collective of talented artists, each well versed in their own field, who combine their influences and styles to create a single cohesive unit capable of some amazing music.” - Terry Parsons

Toronto blues society

There is a lot of good music coming out of Canada at the moment and Durham County Poets are riding that wave. ” -

Durham County Poets have delivered a cracking album with 'Out Of The Woods', full of wonderfully tight ensemble playing, clever arrangements, strong songs, great recording values and a palpable sense of fun. Thoroughly recommended. Paul Jackson” - Paul Jackson

Fatea Records UK

With the benefit of hindsight I certainly wasn’t expecting such a groovalicious set of songs as what the band dish up; regularly straddling the line between Little Feet and Boz Scaggs with consummate ease; This album has been a joy from start to finish and is so good I’ve even delved into their back-catalogue and I’m already looking forward to future releases; plus it’s gone straight into the file marked ‘Best of 2022’..” - The Rocking magpie

The rocking mag pie

Out Of The Woods’ reveals different layers with repeated plays, as with the bluesy duet of ‘Love’s Got A Hold On Me’, one of the album’s more concise arrangements which let’s the song breathe.” - Pete Feenstra

Get ready to rock

At their core, songs are poems set to music. As Blues Blast reviewer Rex Bartholomew states, “[It] seems like a basic skill, but a lot of bands seem to forget about this.” Not the Durham County Poets. This band from Quebec brings poetry back to the blues, performing each of the thirteen songs on Hand Me Down Blues as if they’d make Walt Whitman proud. ” - Rainey Wetnight

Blues blast magazine

Lead singer Kevin Harvey and his band are sonic shape shifters of the first order. Whether it’s blues, folk, soul, country, gospel or New Orleans swing, they purvey it with skill, aplomb and pure honesty.” - Nate Dow

Extended Play Sessions

JUNO nomination 2019, 'Blues Album of the Year' Hand me Down Blues

CANADIAN FOLK MUSIC AWARDS nomination "Traditional Singer of the Year' Kevin Harvey, 2021

MAPLE BLUES nomination for RECORDING/PRODUCER OF THE YEAR 'Bill Garrett', 2020

MAPLE BLUES nomination 'SONGWRITER of the YEAR' Kevin Harvey, 2020

'HELP ME TO CHANGE' nominated 'INTERNATIONAL SONG OF THE YEAR' Blues and Roots Radio, 2019

MAPLE BLUES nomination 'NEW ARTIST of the YEAR' Durham County Poets, 2019


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