Fronted by Dewittville’s Kevin Harvey (lead vocals and harmonica), the band features David Whyte (electric and acoustic guitars), Neil Elsmore (acoustic guitar), Carl Rufh (double bass) and James Preimel (percussion). Naming Jimmy Reed, James Taylor, The Band, Dire Straits and Neil Young amongst their inspirations, the band has launched two records to date: Where The River Flows (2011) and Chikkaboodah Stew (2014). Producer of the prestigious Roots of American Music Festival at New York City's Lincoln Center, Spike Barkin, described as the group with enthusiasm, with: “The Durham County Poets are inventive in their taking musical roots and reshaping them. Soulful folk who make the listener pay attention. In my opinion, they deserve a wide audience.” Ottawa’s Spirit of Rasputin had this to add: "Kevin Harvey’ s rich voice and nuanced delivery covers the scope of life…. with ballads and blues-inflected originals, some swing and genial humour. Guitarist David Whyte’s guitar solos are pure grace. The Poets will get you dancing in the hallways, laughing, and feeling those blues."