Quantcast

Goats in Trees – “Midnight Road to Duluth”

East Coast band Goats in Trees took the “Midnight Road to Duluth” on track five of the 2002 album Smoke and Mirrors.

The Duluth mention in the song comes at the 2:06 mark:

Still I follow you no matter where we are going
Down the midnight road to Duluth, the whisky overflowing
So I pack up all my dreams once and for all

Some background on the band from allmusic.com:

The married duo of Jason and Monica Ann Crigler started the group in their native Brooklyn in 1997, perfecting their own acoustic, folk-influenced sound. When the Morning Comes, self-released in 1998, illustrated Goats in Trees’ love for such artists as Richard Thompson, Nick Drake, and Davey Graham. Gigs in and around New York allowed Goats in Trees to build a following and gain airplay among East Coast college radio. With the addition of bassist Jeff Hill, Goats in Trees shaped their music into something more tangible by the decade’s end. Rock and blues were now part of the formula; it was carefree and earthy, but spiritual and emotional, and sophomore effort, Smoke and Mirrors (2002), showcased such artistic beauty.

Also from allmusic.com is this snippet referencing the Duluth song:

The dreamy spirits of “Clover” and “Midnight Road to Duluth” stroll along memory lane with homespun acoustics, whereas “Bright Idea” is savory with swift guitar work.

No Comments

Leave a Comment

Only registered members can post a comment , Login / Register Here

Read previous post:
Cycle lanes aren’t enough in snowy climes

Check this out. I came across this article in The Guardian written by a cycling advocate from Winnipeg. It's a...

Close