As longtime members of Blue Sky Miners, the musical duo of Eric “The Duke” Duquette and Jena “Goldie” Gogo had released two albums, toured North America, and enjoyed national radio play. Still there seemed to be uncharted musical waters on the horizon.
The rag tag pirate-like community of (aptly named) Protection Island turned out to be the perfect coastal environment for the pair’s musical evolution to take place. Fire lit jams, a newfound connection to nature and deep reflection on their roles as settlers in this land gave spark to a collection of new songs that the now Vancouver-based twosome are proud to present as Duke & Goldie on May 12th, 2023.
Following on the heels of their debut single, “Courage,” Duke & Goldie are now unveiling “Rocky Mountain Feeling.” While mostly a straight-ahead rocker kind of song, the descending chord changes at the end of each chorus alter the song’s key in a chromatic descent. It adds a bit of complexity to the overall tone and hints at the deeper, more nuanced nature of the lyrics.