A Look Back: Duke Daniels – Help Is On The Way

Posted by Greg on Nov 29, 2021 in Music |

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Let’s take a dive in the Wayback Machine and revisit the days of the early 00s. Nu metal, Napster, LimeWare and the American Pie movie franchise, the hilarious coming-of-age set of movies featuring Eugene Levy and Jason Biggs among others.

In the initial film was an oft-overlooked song called “Following a Star.” That song was the lead single from the album Help Is On The Way from the band Duke Daniels: their music sounded a bit like a West Coast version of the Spin Doctors with jazzy guitar work and a buoyant rhythm section that was equal parts vernal, light and airy. Lead vocalist Dan Clark had a warm, embracing timbre and the band had a breezy vibe that called to mind Steely Dan among others. Sadly the band never released much beyond Help Is On The Way and shortly thereafter the label folded.

While that album is no longer on streaming services it is available to preview on YouTube and can be purchased at

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