Duluth Songs Posts

Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash – “Wanted Man” (Duluth mention)

Duluth mentioned at 2:32, Hibbing mentioned at 3:18 with a derisive laugh.

LowH1Funk – “Looking for Love”

In the ongoing effort to chronicle songs that call out “Duluth,” here’s a recent one by local hip-hop act LowH1Funk from the three-track EP Ghostly. “Duluth” is referenced at the 36-second mark.

Mason Jennings – “Duluth”

In January 2000, Mason Jennings released his second album, Birds Flying Away, featuring a track titled “Duluth.” Twenty years later, on Friday, Jan. 24, he’s in town performing at Sacred Heart Music Center.

Third verse:

We’ll live in a little town
North of Duluth
Where my grandmother
Lived in her youth

Dave Hudson – “Samson in Duluth”

Brooklyn, New York-based musician Dave Hudson references Duluth on this track from his 2001 album New Sickness.

Richard Lee Armstrong – “Landlord of Duluth”

Ten years ago today — Dec. 30, 2009 — Richard Lee Armstrong released the album Pretty Dream Woman, featuring the track “Landlord of Duluth.” The song tells the story of Armstrong’s claim that he technically owns part of Downtown Duluth.

Brianna Lane – “Duluth”

Minneapolis-based singer/songwriter Brianna Lane released her song “Duluth” on the 2002 album On Rooftops.

Good Knight – “Two Eighteen (Duluth, Minnesnowta Part II)”

Duluth-based rapper Good Knight unleashed part one of this song about a decade ago on MySpace. That version was simply titled “Duluth, Minnesnowta,” and appeared on Perfect Duluth Day in 2011. Part two, featured here, has not previously been posted on PDD. It contains a sample of “Drive” by Incubus.

Both “Duluth, Minnesnowta” songs are loaded with Duluth references and appear on the album Northern Exposure / 40 Oz. Below Zero.

Dylan Thomas – “Duluth Street”

It’s not easy to find reliable information online about musician Dylan Thomas, since he shares the name of a famous Welsh poet. But what seems to be the case is that in 2007 Thomas released the album Pieces of an Overhead View, featuring a song with Duluth in the title and the lyrics.

Darling Drive – “At a Loss”

Darling Drive, the solo acoustic music project of Enrique Aguilar, released the song “At a Loss” on the 2014 album Shipwrecked. The song mentions Duluth, and depending on how one interprets it there might also be a reference to the city of Superior or Lake Superior.

Atmosphere – “Say Shh …”

Minneapolis-based hip-hop outfit Atmosphere name-drops Duluth in a hidden track on its 2003 studio album Seven’s Travels.

“Duluth’s Song” by Charlotte Montgomery

Charlotte Montgomery, one of Duluth’s most inimitable singer-songwriters, is moving away. This also means the band Red Mountain is losing a vocalist. She has left us with this new song, a perfect example of her haunting sound.

You can follow her on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

Shot and recorded by Mikayla Haynes of Clyde Fox Creative.

Bullet – “Duluth Blues”

From the 1975 soundtrack album to the TV series The Hanged Man comes the short instrumental piece “Duluth Blues.” The band Bullet was a collection of session players assembled in Germany to play the soundtrack music composed by Alan Tew.

The Autumn Leaves – “Back to Me”

Minneapolis band the Autumn Leaves released the song “Back to Me” on the 2008 album Long Lost Friend. Duluth lands in the lyrics at the 1:26 mark.

The photographs we took in the photo booth
The trips we planned to take up near Duluth

Luke Redfield – “Ides of May”

In the song “Ides of May,” Luke Redfield lyrically implores, “If I’m the one for you, baby, meet me in Duluth.”

Peter, Paul & Mary – “Love City (Postcards to Duluth)”

The famed folk trio of tenor Peter Yarrow, baritone Noel Paul Stookey and contralto Mary Travers parenthetically referenced Duluth with the 1968 single “Love City.”