12 Songs, 47 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

You can listen to The Duhks’ fifth studio album as a travelogue through the sounds of North America—or you can simply enjoy it as a sometimes carefree, sometimes melancholy amalgamation of the Winnipeg combo’s diverse influences. Beyond the Blue dips into introspective folk ballads (the title track), upbeat Cajun tunes (“Lazy John”), brassy country numbers (“These Dreams”), and buoyant New Orleans romps (“Just One Step Away”) with confidence, maintaining continuity through Jessee Havey’s dusky vocals and Leonard Podolak’s distinctive clawhammer banjo work. There’s plenty here for hardcore folkies and general music fans alike to enjoy.

EDITORS’ NOTES

You can listen to The Duhks’ fifth studio album as a travelogue through the sounds of North America—or you can simply enjoy it as a sometimes carefree, sometimes melancholy amalgamation of the Winnipeg combo’s diverse influences. Beyond the Blue dips into introspective folk ballads (the title track), upbeat Cajun tunes (“Lazy John”), brassy country numbers (“These Dreams”), and buoyant New Orleans romps (“Just One Step Away”) with confidence, maintaining continuity through Jessee Havey’s dusky vocals and Leonard Podolak’s distinctive clawhammer banjo work. There’s plenty here for hardcore folkies and general music fans alike to enjoy.

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