Tuesday, June 11
The Duhks reunite! Featuring original members Jordan McConnell, Jessee Havey, Scott Senior, Tania Elizabeth and founder Leonard Podolak, "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." (Scott Alarik, The Boston Globe) 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 by vocalist Jessee Havey - her soulful voice piercing like the heart tattoo on her chest. 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.
The Duhks will play a rare, small venue performance to benefit www.51Oakland.org.
51Oakland, a non-profit started by Yoshi Akiba (Co-owner of Yoshi’s Jazz Clubs), works to ensure that all Oakland public school students will have access to art and music education. All proceeds from this event will go to benefit new programs for the 2013/14 school year.
For more information or to donate, please go to www.51Oakland.org. Donations can be made via check payable to 51Oakland and sent to: 328 63rd Street, Oakland, CA 94618
51Oakland is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization and all donations are tax deductible.