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Will Branch – “Duluth”

Milwaukee-based American roots musician Will Branch released a song called “Duluth” on his 2004 album Press On.

And the harsh wind is blowing up steep streets of old Duluth
Around the house you were born in, middle of World War II

Selective Focus: #duluthmusic

A quick visual journey through recent #duluthmusic

Ingeborg von Agassiz – “The Holly & the Ivy”

A short little Christmas tune from Duluth’s Ingeborg von Agassiz.

The Feelin’ – “Bob Dylan Loves Duluth”

Before Nicholas David was a finalist on NBC’s The Voice, he was known as Nick “The Feelin'” Mrozinski, a singer-songwriter based in St. Paul whose band frequently backed up Duluth music-scene staple Teague Alexy.

The song “Bob Dylan Loves Duluth” first appeared on the Feelin’ Band’s 2008 album The Sacred Play of Life and was released again the same year on Mrozinski’s solo piano album, Oak Chase Way. The version above is from the 2010 compilation album Midwest Jam Season 1, on which Mrozinski is credited simply as the Feelin’.

Superior Siren – “For Mother”

New video by Superior Siren, created in memory of Linda Ross Sellner, 1954-2018.

Emily Haavik & the 35s: “Ease Back”

Brand new video from the album being released tonight at Blacklist with Jerree Small.

Shot and edited by Michelle Truax.

Ingeborg von Agassiz – “Poem for a Pigeon”

Yet another spontaneous little ditty from Duluth’s Ingeborg von Agassiz.

Rachael Kilgour – “Holy Are We”

The first single from Duluth native Rachael Kilgour‘s upcoming EP, Game Changer made Rolling Stone’s list of “10 Best Country and Americana Songs of the Week.”

The video is by Sara Pajunen. The album is scheduled for release Feb. 1 on NewSong Recordings.

Cloud Cult in Concert & Conversation at the Greene Space

Cloud Cult, a band formed by Craig Minowa in Duluth, performed at the Greene Space in New York on Nov. 1 in an event streamed online and available in the video above. Dawn Gross, host of the radio series Dying to Talk interviews Minowa between songs on the topics of love, loss and more.

Jonathan Richman – “They’re Not Tryin’ on the Dance Floor”

Jonathan Richman, founder of famed proto-punk band the Modern Lovers, dropped a Duluth reference on his third solo album, 1991’s Having a Party with Jonathan Richman.

Ingeborg von Agassiz: Waiting to Get Old

We’ve shared plenty of Ingeborg von Agassiz videos recently, and with all the videos she has been posting, it would be easy to turn this into Ingeborg TV. But dang, this is a gorgeous song.

Mary Bue’s “The World is Your Lover” Kickstarter

Minneapolis-based musician and occaissional Duluthian Mary Bue is poised to record songs for her eighth album, The World is Your Lover — “a collection of songs about the world, players and cheaters, snow falling on sage, the River Styx, gemini eyes, and tomatoes.”

Up first, a Kickstarter campaign.

“Cincinnati Dancing Pig”

The song “Cincinnati Dancing Pig” was released by everybody and their brother in 1950, and in this post several versions are gathered. The words were written by Al Lewis and the music by Guy Wood. The internet purports the first recording was by Dick Jurgens and His Orchestra in May 1950, but the first release was by Red Foley in August 1950.

The Duluth-related lyric:

From Duluth to Birmingham
He’s the pork chop Dapper Dan,
He’s the keenest ham what am,
Cincinnati dancing pig

Ingeborg von Agassiz – “I’ll Do it When I Feel Like It”

An ode to procrastination by Duluth’s Ingeborg von Agassiz.

Ingeborg von Agassiz – “November”

Another spontaneous little ditty from Duluth’s Ingeborg von Agassiz.