I love that our little city is home to such incredible talent. Obviously, this disc only scratches the surface of what Duluth music has to offer. In order to keep a lo-fi, folky vibe on this mix, I had to leave out a number of my favorite bands and songs. In my first trip through my local cd collection, I had picked out 73 songs that I wanted to highlight. The shuffle track at the end is my desperate attempt to include as many songs as possible.
First and Foremost, thanks to the artists featured here and everyone who contributes to Duluth's music community. Thanks to Glenn Maloney! (EP), Jake Larson, Martin Sawinski (3Five Designs), the talented Chris Monroe, Adam Guggemos, Shana David and the Homegrown committee, Starfire, Rich Narum, Elvis, Nixon, all the venues in Duluth that feature local music, and especially Laura, who inspires everything I do.
Please support local music and art!
--Mayor Don Ness
released April 3, 2011
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