Irish American! New album by Teague Alexy & Erik Berry now available


 “Irish American" is the new duo record by northern Minnesota-based musicians Teague Alexy and Erik Berry. Berry is the mandolinist for nationally recognized bluegrass act Trampled by Turtles. Alexy is a celebrated singer-songwriter both under his own name and in the Americana group Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank. Their new release features nine traditional Irish favorites, including "Whiskey in the Jar," "The Wild Colonial Boy" and "Mountain Dew," as well as two original songs. The album features guest appearances by Trampled by Turtles fiddler Ryan Young, Nicholas David, Jillian Rae, Ian Alexy and members of Pert' Near Sandstone and Pistol Whipping Party Penguins. Alexy and Berry will be celebrating this release with a 7 pm show at the famed Dakota Jazz Club in downtown Minneapolis on December 15.

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Album Release show
Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant

Downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota 
December 15th 7pm
Tickets now available.


Stream “Mountain Dew” from Irish American


Ian Releases New Video For Title Track 'Deserters'.

Ian Alexy has created a new video for the title track to his new EP “Deserters.” The clip features clips from films in the Public Archive creatively arranged to create a parallel narrative with the song. 

Ian Alexy will be performing some solo acoustic dates in the coming weeks,  see Ian's  show page for details.

The new EP Deserters is available now on our web store!

“Invokes 80s era Springsteen and Petty.” -Minneapolis Star Tribune
“Packed with full-blown rock ‘n’ roll gusto.” - Volume One Magazine

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Teague Alexy Circuit Sessions Press

Teague Alexy has had numerous interviews and performances supporting his critically acclaimed new album Circuit Sessions.  In case you missed any:

Teague does a short interview and performs "No Easy Way" on KQDS FOX Duluth 21

Teague does an extended interview with Radio Heartland's Mike Pengra on Minnesota Public Radio  

Teague appears on Duluth News Tribune's "Pressroom Podcast" for an extended interview and a solo performance of "No Easy Way"  

Teague appears on KUMD's Live From Studio A for an extended interview with Christine Dean and solo performances of "Sweet Salvation", "No Easy Way" and "When We Were Smokin'". 

Teague is interviewed by Nicholas David on KFAI's East of Here, West of Now  

Teague is interviewed on KBEK's Minnesota Music Show

Circuit Sessions Release Show in Minneapolis

This Friday night in Minneapolis we will be celebrating the release of Teague Alexy's new album Circuit Sessions with a show at The Hook and Ladder Theater in Minneapolis. Ian Alexy (Hobo Nephews) and Erik Berry (Trampled By Turtles) will be joining Teague's band as special guests. Trevor James Americana Rebel and Thirsty River open the show. 

Curcuit Sessions is Teague's follow up to his award winning albums The New Folklore and This Dance.  


Circuit Sessions on the radio

Teague Alexy's album Circuit Sessions will be available April 4, 2017. Special preorder still available on our store page. Teague will be doing interviews and acoustic performances all week. 

Tuesday, March 28 KAXE will be debuting When We Were Smokin' from Circuit Sessions and interviewing Teague Alexy at 2:30 pm CT.  

Saturday, April 1 KBEK will be debuting Don't Go from Circuit Sessions and interviewing Teague Alexy.  

Sunday, April 2 Teague Alexy does an interview with Mike Novitzki on The Current Duluth Local Show airing at 8 pm CT on The Current.  

Tuesday, April 4 Teague Alexy appears on KFAI's East of HERE, West of NOW program to do an interview with old friend Nicholas David. 10 am - 12 pm CT

Tuesday, April 4 Teague Alexy live performance on KUMD at 2 pm CT.

Boardwalk Anthem from Circuit Sessions is being featured as part of RIFT Magazine's 100 Days of Local Music. 

Teague Alexy will be appearing on Duluth News Tribune's Pressroom Podcast for a performance and extended interview next week. Details forthcoming. 


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WISECRACKS Ep. 2 - Boardwalk Anthem


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     Teague's new song Boardwalk Anthem was written and performed in the tradition of Jersey boardwalk rock and roll. This episode features Teague's experience recording Boardwalk Anthem as well as some insight into the musical history of Teague's hometown of Somers Point, New Jersey that includes Levon Helm and The Hawks, Eddie and The Cruisers and Teague's own band Spilled Milk.

     This episode features the music of Retribution Gospel Choir, Spilled Milk (live and unreleased) and Teague's new song Boardwalk Anthem from his forthcoming album Circuit Sessions, now available via special Pre-order.     

This episode is sponsored by Bent Paddle Brewing and DuLutsen Music Festival.







     "American stories and folktales from musician, author and storyteller Teague Alexy"

     Consider It Correspondence and Teague Alexy have just released the first episode of the new podcast Wisecracks & Roadside Flats.

     Duluth singer/songwriter Teague Alexy is probably best known for his award-winning Americana songwriting in national touring brotherly duo Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank.  Teague’s songwriting is clearly influenced by his life in Minnesota as well as his childhood in New Jersey and life as a travelling musical hobo.  Teague's storytelling side has deeper roots to his Irish ancestry.  The name ‘Teague’ was long ago used to describe the storytelling poets who travelled around ancient Ireland.

     Teague’s first published story, the rhyming folktale How Lefty Stepanovich Turned Water Into Wine, won Best Book of The Northland in 2014 before quickly going out of print in favor of an illustrated collection of Teague's rhyming folktales The New Folklore: Lyrical Tales for Dreamers & Thinkers (North Star Press). There are also musical versions for each folktale.

     In Spring 2016, Teague started Wisecracks & Roadside Flats as a monthly column in Duluth Budgeteer. Teague presents a unique perspective of America through his childhood tales, stories from his early days as a member of the legendary South Jersey hip-hop band Spilled Milk, comical bits on the road with Hobo Nephews, folktales and more from Teague’s well-rounded musical career.

     The “Wisecracks” podcast gives Teague the chance to tell his American stories and folktales with a musical background from his own extensive catalog of released and unreleased material as well as music from Teague’s many musical associates included in the stories.


Teague Alexy's New Album 'Circuit Sessions' Now Available for Pre-Order

Teague Alexy has never sounded better as his poetic songwriting is illuminated with the high-powered production of Eric Pollard (Actual Wolf) & Steve Garrington (Low).

Pre-order Circuit Sessions (CD or digital download) by the April 4, 2017 release date and receive an instant download of Boardwalk Anthem and an exclusive instant download of Teague Alexy's version of the Bob Dylan & The Band song Million Dollar Bash.

Read Teague's column about the recording and the history behind Boardwalk Anthem - the first single from Circuit Sessions and a tribute to Teague's hometown of Somers Point, NJ. 

Teague Alexy

Circuit Sessions

1  Boardwalk Anthem

2  Don’t Go

3  No Easy Way

4  When We Were Smokin’

5  The Raggedy Hat of John Henry

6  Sweet Salvation

7  Where Am I Going

8  Don't Go (King J-Lar dub)

Teague Alexy - vocals, harmonica, acoustic guitar on The Raggedy Hat of John Henry & No Easy Way

Eric Pollard - drums, percussion, backing vocals, acoustic guitar, piano, organ, glockenspiel, synths

Steve Garrington - bass, piano, organ, synths

Jake Hanson - electric guitar, slide guitar

Jake Larson - sound engineering, mixing & mastering

Erik Koskinen - additional electric guitar & sound engineering on When We Were Smokin’

Marc Gartman - additional backing vocals on Where Am I Going

Recorded at Sacred Heart Studios (Duluth, MN), Clubhouse Studios (Duluth, MN) and Real-Phonic Studios (Minneapolis, MN)

Produced & arranged by Pancho & Lefty Productions (Eric Pollard & Steve Garrington)

All songs written by Teague Alexy for Consider It Correspondence Music (ASCAP)

Photography, Artwork & Design - Joshua Priestley

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     This Friday at The Turf Club Ian Alexy will be celebrating the release of his new EP "Deserters" at The Turf Club in St. Paul Minnesota. The record will be available through all major digital retailers on Friday, but you can stream it here right now! Ian will be appearing on KFAI's Free Wheeling with Jackson Buck today at 230 pm central time, to play a few tracks and talk about the new EP. 90.3 in Minneapolis and 106.7 in St. Paul.

Listen to the live stream here.



     The new record by singer-songwriter, guitarist Ian Alexy is inhabited by misfit characters struggling to navigate their way in a morally complex world. The Deserters in this sense are not disloyal, just in need of escaping their surroundings for higher ground. This character driven approach to songwriting is exemplified in the infectious first single Misfits In Love which tells the story of three sets of unlikely lovers.

     Ian wrote the songs on Deserters while living in Minneapolis, just before moving to a more rural setting in nearby Wisconsin. “Now that I have some perspective on my time in Minneapolis I can see how much the city and it’s music affected my songwriting.”

     On the turntable, Ian was fueling his inspiration with Pretenders, Thin Lizzy and Tom Petty records which helped shape the style of the new EP. “The great thing about collecting old records on vinyl is hearing the obscure tracks that never made it to radio.” Alexy studied jazz composition at Berklee College Of Music and has a voracious appetite for songwriting.  

     The music’s authentic energy and grit  is delivered by Alexy’s Minneapolis based backing band The Deserters. Ian first shared the new songs with Fontenelle's leader and multi instrumentalist Dave Mehling, who adds keyboards, guitars and backing vocals to the record.  The line up is filled out by the rhythm section of Johnnie Timm on bass and Mike Cini on drums. Cini has long known Ian from his work with folk troubadours Hobo Nephews Of Uncle Frank and was surprised by the stylistic shift into rock n roll. After a few rehearsals Cini finally asked, “so when did you start writing songs that sound like The Cars?”

     The record was recorded by engineer and Apollo Cobra mastermind Dylan Nau. Dylan’s collection of vintage analog synthesizers were utilized on a couple of the tracks.  

     Having left Minneapolis, does Ian Alexy consider himself a Deserter?. “I think it is important to follow your own individual path in this world wherever it might lead you.”

     Ian Alexy And The Deserters will be celebrating the release of their new EP with The Federales, The Lowland Lakers and Teague Alexy at The Turf Club on Friday December 16.

DESERTERS will be available on CD, Streaming and Downloadable formats.


Ian Alexy and The Deserters
“Deserters” Record Release Show
with The Federales, The Lowland Lakers and special guest Teague Alexy
The Turf Club
Friday, December 16
8pm   $10  21+



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