“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.
Album Release show
Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant
Stream “Mountain Dew” from Irish American
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.
“Invokes 80s era Springsteen and Petty.” -Minneapolis Star Tribune
“Packed with full-blown rock ‘n’ roll gusto.” - Volume One Magazine
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
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.
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.
Ian Alexy releases video High As A Plane from his new EP Deserters. The video features actress and multi-talented artist Kiara Carlson, who helped write and film the video. Deserters is available now in the CIC web store and all major digital retailers.
Ian Alexy recently sat down with Eau Claire Wisconsin based publication Volume One to talk about his new record Deserters. Ian touches on songwriting, travel, relationships and technology in this insightful interview.
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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.
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WISECRACKS & ROADSIDE FLATS
"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.
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.
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
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.
IAN ALEXY - DESERTERS