Teague Alexy & The Feelin Band are releasing a new single in connection with Teague’s illustrated book The New Folklore: Lyrical Tales For Dreamers & Thinkers.
The How Lefty Stepanovich Turned Water Into Wine single is the first release from Teague Alexy & The Feelin Band since their award-winning 2006 album also called The New Folklore. Teague Alexy, as the story’s narrator, is reunited with Nicholas David who does duty as both piano player and as voice of the cantankerous Mr Borkinszankersneer. Nicholas David is also one of the book’s six illustrators.
“Lefty Stepanovich and the songs that go along with this book aren’t normal songs,” says Teague Alexy who is also a member of the Americana band Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank. “They’re attempts to blur poetry and magic.”
The audio version of How Lefty Stepanovich Turned Water Into Wine features outrageous characters, a full band, sound effects and provides an entertaining companion piece to the illustrated version included in Teague Alexy’s book The New Folklore: Lyrical Tales For Dreamers & Thinkers. Audio versions of illustrated stories Old Lady Truth and Three Little Fish performed by Teague Alexy & The Feelin Band are also available.
“Teague's penchant for storytelling and turning phrases in his music shines through in The New Folklore: Lyrical Tales for Dreamers & Thinkers,” says Curtis Weinrich of publisher North Star Press. “The stories are delightful and entertaining for all ages, and, like all good folklore, hold a wealth of wisdom hidden just below the shiny surface. The illustrations are a feast for the eyes and the music for the ears, but the stories are clearly intended for the heart and soul.”
Teague Alexy & The Feelin Band’s How Lefty Stepanovich Turned Water Into Wine is available where digital music is sold. Teague Alexy’s The New Folklore: Lyrical Tales for Dreamers & Thinkers (North Star Press) is available where new books are sold.