April 12, 2006
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.