Fast Paced World, the new CD from The Duhks, was released yesterday on Sugar Hill Records.
The Canadian band got its start in a string band format, but has since evolved into a far more eclectic and adventurous sound. Founder – and clawhammer banjo player – Leonard Podolak is still on board, as is fiddler Tania Elizabeth and guitarist Jordan McConnell, but The Duhks’ new vibe is largely defined by their newest member, vocalist Sarah Dugas.
Sarah and her brother, drummer Christian Dugas, joined the group in 2007 and her singing and songwriting are front and center on Fast Paced World.
Audio samples are available on the band’s web site, and Sugar Hill has created a video on the making of the CD which will serve as a fine introduction to the band and their music for the uninitiated.