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Musically-Adventurous, Grammy-Nominated, The  Duhks  Bring Neo-Folk Fusion to Parrot 

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Musically-Adventurous, Grammy-Nominated, The  Duhks  Bring Neo-Folk Fusion to Parrot

The Green Parrot will proudly present the Grammy-nominated Canadian folk-fusion band The Duhks

The Boston Globe says of the Duhks, “Canada’s premier neo-tradsters romp from world-beat to blues, urban-pop to old-timey, with wild-eyed invention, haunting traditionalism, and spine-rattling groove. GRAMMY nominees and JUNO award winners, seeing The Duhks live is nothing short of a spiritual experience. A syncopated bluesy banjo number seamlessly follows a Brazilian samba; an old-time jaunt nestles comfortably next to a gospel performance. 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.”

No band epitomizes the polyethnic strands of modern folk music better than The Duhks.  The Duhks have created a dynamic blend of old-timey, French Canadian and Celtic music punched up with shades of blues, soul and driving Afro Cuban rhythms that leaves festival crowds on their feet. Over the course of 4 critically-acclaimed albums the band has earned Juno and Grammy awards and nominations and have played a leading role in the neo-folk revival.

 Formed in 2001 in Winnipeg, Canada,. Featuring banjo, fiddle, guitar, percussion, and vocals, The Duhks blend folk music together with various traditional styles, including soul, gospel, old-time country string, and Zydec. The band also commonly plays traditional Irish dance music, integrating Latin-influenced percussion as well as Celtic- and Cajun-influenced fiddle-playing.