The original band were a popular folk rock duo from New York City, known for their pitch-perfect harmonies and impeccable songwriting. Most of that was the work of one member, who went on to enjoy a legendary solo career, and began blending his American folk roots with newfound African influences.

This song – about a young couple hitchhiking across the USA – was inspired by an actual road trip that the songwriter took with his girlfriend in 1964.

The Shadow band are a harmonizing folk duo as well, though these Swedish sisters came around half a century later. It’s nice to have them around in case of an emergency.

The 5 O’Clock Shadow is presented by Flying Dog Brewery.