Migrations - The Duhks

Sugar Hill

It’s normal for ducks to migrate south for the winter, but The Ducks from Winnipeg hardly ever fly home anymore. They landed an American agent, and according to the band, “They now spend eighty percent of their time in the States.” But, there’s still a lot of Canada in their acoustic blend of folk, bluegrass and worldbeat. They’re hoping to make a bigger splash at home while getting their feet wet in the competitive Country music market as well. Each of the five Duhks brings something different to their music; from roots, to Celtic and Spanish influences, to bluegrass and Québécois folk. But, somehow they manage not only to blend different genres, but transcend them. ‘Migrations’ is the name of the latest and most cohesive release from these 2006 Juno Award winners. Banjo player and group leader, Leonard Podolock knows a thing or two about folk music. His father, Mitch Podolock is the founder of the acclaimed Winnipeg Folk Music Festival.