The Duhks Trivia Fact:
The Duhks Band Members:
Leonard Podolak—banjo, vocals
Jordan 0McConnell—guitar, whistles, vocals
Scott "Senor" Senior—percussion
The Duhks Biography:
The band was founded by banjo player Leonard Podolak after his former band, Scruj MacDuhk broke up. According to the group's official bio, Podolak decided he wanted to start a contemporary folk band that would effectively innovate modern acoustic music by marrying the traditional influences of various genres.
His search ended with vocalist Jessica Havey, fiddler Tania Elizabeth, and guitaris Jordan McConnell. Together, the foursome recorded their independent debut, Your Daughters & Your Sons in 2002, releasing it in the States the following year, and garnering a record deal from Sugar Hill Records in the process.
Sugar Hill teamed the band up with legendary bluegrass banjo master Béla Fleck for their follow-up self-titled album in 2005. Since then, they have recorded a third album, Migrations (2006, produced by Tim O'Brien), won a Juno Award, and received a Grammy Nomination in 2007 for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group.
Recently, Jessee Havey left the group to pursue other interests, and was replaced by the fabulous Sarah Dugas.