Various Artists - Bringing It All Back To Duluth Does Dylan
- Dave Simonett - Boots Of Spanish Leather
- The Social Animals - I Want You
- Devil’s Flying Machine - Quinn The Eskimo
- The Boomchucks - Maggie’s Farm
- Actual Wolf - Something There is about You
- Timothy Martin & The New Norm - Like A Rolling Stone
- Murder Of Crows - One Too Many Mornings
- The Weary Tunesmiths - Lay Down Your Weary Tune
- Wood Blind - Million Dollar Bash
- Superior Siren - Isis
- Tin Can Gin - Subterranean Homesick Blues
- Feeding Leroy - I Shall Be Released
- Mary Bue - Desolation Row
- Social Disaster - Going, Going Gone
The Compilation Idea
Every five years since 2001, musicians in and around the burgeoning cultural scene of Duluth, Minnesota, have released a compilation album of cover songs by their city’s most famous son: Bob Dylan, who was born Robert Zimmerman in Duluth’s St. Luke’s Hospital in 1941, and lived in the town for his first six years before moving an hour north to Hibbing, Minnesota.
We’ve enrolled the musicians ~ 15 bands and over 50 talented combined artists and musicians from around Duluth, Minnesota ~ and have begun recording what will become the 4th CD in the series. Recording is happening now at Sacred Heart Recording Studio and will be released in May of 2016 to commemorate the 75th birthday of Bob Dylan ~ including plans for special CD release shows.
The endeavor of making a record, let alone the complexity of scheduling and the financial investment is great as you can see. Funding will be used to pay for studio time to record, mix and master, along with artwork, graphic design, licensing all the songs, replication, fulfillment, marketing, photography and videography!
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Like F. Scott Fitzgerald’s fictional Jay Gatsby, Dylan has a famously conflicted relationship with “the north country” ~ changing his name and creating alternate biographies to mask his origins, and rarely discussing his personal history. Yet Dylan has referenced the area ~ often elliptically, of course, and subject to interpretation ~ in songs including Highway 61 Revisited (the Highway abuts Duluth), Desolation Row, Walls of Red Wing, Girl from the North Country, North Country Blues, and most directly Something There Is About You, among other songs. Residents of the area also enjoy recognizing features of his famously unique accent as characteristically Minnesotan.
This fractured relationship, however, only creates a more interesting dynamic between Duluth musicians and Dylan. Like previous “Duluth Does Dylan” albums, this album is not offered as a simple homage or touristy trinket. Instead, “Bringing It All Back Home to Duluth Does Dylan” presents a complex response by musicians who cannot help but have something to say about the work of their city’s most famous son, and occasionally to rework one of his songs.
- Format: CD
- Released: 2016
- Country: US