CIC Artists:Hobo Nephews Of Uncle Frank Teague Alexy Broken Billy Ian Thomas Alexy A Gentleman Name ActionSlave
Teague holds the quite original distinction of being a young and clever trailblazer in the current roots music revival in Minnesota alongside status as a local legend making primitive, old school hip-hop as a South Jersey Shore teenager. That's just the beginning. Teague's album The New Folklore (featuring Nicholas David piano/vocals) was an impressive foray into the art of storytelling in song garnering four nominations at the 2009 Just Plain Folks Awards in Nashville, TN with 'A Good Clean High (off a dirt cheap bottle of wine)' taking home a Best Song Award. Teague also makes up half the foot-stomping roots music outfit Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank alongside his brother Ian Thomas. Star Tribune called Hobo Nephews' new album Number One Contender "easily one of the best Minnesota-made albums of the year." The Weekly Reader calls Teague “a potential great new American voice. The gift of painting pictures with words is a unique one, and this man is truly blessed.”
While The New Folklore dealt mostly outside of time, place and often reality, Teague's new album This Dance is a gut-examination of a romantic in a very real world. A rootsy singer/songwriter album with emotional and poetic depth razor-sharpened by producer Erik Koskinen. The specific strains of a distinct mix of musical influences continue to fade as Teague paints a growing picture of an original artist.
"Teague Alexy steps out as a buzzworthy singer/songwriter on his CD The New Folklore"
-MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE - Chris Riemenschneider
"Records this good--so engaging, defined by groove, and full of thoughtful words and sounds--are rare."
- MNARTISTS.ORG - Chris Godsey (New Folklore review)
“In the turmoil of 2008, we can use all the genuine teagues we can find.”
-DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE - John Ziegler
“4 Stars!!…I’ll be damned if they haven’t written some of the most beautiful and captivating songs I have heard in a long time"
-VAIL DAILY (Hobo Nephews Sing! review)
“The New Folklore is a shining hour for the local scene and independent music all together....Not to disregard a thousand-odd songwriters but Alexy's words are just more interesting than most trying to make a living today”
-DULUTH BUDGETEER NEWS
“noticeably strong songwriting skills and a velvet voice accenting his infectious grooves. You may have not yet heard about Teague Alexy. Chances are you will very soon.”
-ST. CLOUD TIMES
“Alexy’s patented blend is unduplicated anywhere else, though considering how infectious it is, expect to see imitators cropping up soon. But for now, here’s the original.”