Duluth did Dylan again at the Turf Club
(Click the above photo for larger image.) Duluth rumor holds that Bob Dylan himself bought out all the old T-shirts of the first Duluth Does Dylan compilation, still available on Spinout. The north country label's second compilation of locals covering Dylan is just as great. So with Toasty sick at home, I ventured out on Saturday to the beautifully refurbished Turf Club to catch the end of Jamie Ness's band's set (sounds good--he's back) and stick around for Charlie Parr (with Brad Nelson drumming on a couple songs), Boy Girl Boy Girl (who were Boy Girl Boy Boy that night, minus an even sicker Jenny Jones back home in Duluth), and Erik Koskinen (above). I soaked up the Duluth love-in vibe and caught up with old friends, including two who drove in together from Sioux Falls. I didn't know they knew each other; they hadn't before they moved there. Sometimes life just works out.
I'll be in Costa Rica during Duluth singer Sara Softich's CD release party at the 400 Bar on Friday, April 21. Looking forward to seeing her during Duluth's local music festival, Homegrown (schedule here, links here), which runs from Sunday, April 30 through Sunday, May 7. In the meantime, here's Chris Godsey's article about Duluth Does Dylan Revisited at MNArtists.org, a review from the Duluth News Tribune, and some more photos:
Dan and Amy
(Click the above photo for larger image.) Charlie Parr
(Click the above photo for larger image.) Boy Girl Boy Girl
(Click the above photo for larger image.) Erik Koskinen and band. Note the overlap: BGBG's Brad Nelson played drums with Charlie Parr, Koskinen played in BGBG, and BGBG's Tim Nelson played guitar with Koskinen.