Teague Alexy Talks The New Folklore

 
 

This Friday, Teague Alexy will be on Minnesota Public Radio's The Current Morning Show discussing his recently published book The New Folklore: Lyrical Tales for Dreamers & Thinkers. Tune into 89.3 FM Minneapolis/90.9 FM Duluth/www.TheCurrent.org at approximately 7:30 am (CT) to hear the interview and a musical version of one of the stories from the book performed by Teague Alexy & The Feelin Band.  

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Teague Alexy will be doing a reading and musical performance at Minneapolis' largest independent bookstore Magers & Quinn on Monday, February 15 at 7 pm. Also reading/performing is Idaho musician/writer Korby Lenker. 

 

Here are some additional Teague Alexy interviews regarding his captivating new book.

Teague Alexy on KBEK FM

Teague Alexy's Musical and Literary Innovation - Podcast interview on KVSC

Minnesota Reads The New Folklore: Lyrical Tales for Dreamers & Thinkers. Podcast interview on KUMD

 

The New Folklore: Lyrical Tales for Dreamers & Thinkers is now available: 

NORTH STAR PRESS

Amazon.com

Magers & Quinn - Minneapolis, MN

Fitger's Book Store - Duluth, MN

Electric Fetus - Duluth, MN

Barnes & Noble - St Cloud, MN

Books Revisited - St Cloud, MN

Scout & Morgan Books - Cambridge, MN

and can be ordered wherever new books are sold..... 

How Lefty Stepanovich Turned Water Into Wine (feat. Nicholas David) - Single by Teague Alexy & The Feelin Band

The New Folklore by Teague Alexy with The Feelin Band

 

Hobo Nephews at The White Wall Sessions

Live Performance of Two Songs from American Shuffle

Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank recently stopped by the popular television and web series The White Wall Sessions. Brothers Ian and Teague Alexy performed and sat down for an interview. Two performances from Hobo Nephews White Walls Sessions have been released. Ian Alexy wrote Over And Back Again. Teague Alexy wrote There's The Train, Here's Your Ticket. Both songs are from the new Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank album American Shuffle now available from www.chaperonerecords.com

 

Hobo Nephews are back on the road this week with two Wisconsin shows. Friday night at Waterfront in Menomonie and Saturday night at Harmony Bar in Madison.  

 Brothers Teague and Ian Alexy

Brothers Teague and Ian Alexy

Lefty Stepanovich Single with Teague Alexy and Nicholas David Now Available

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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.

 Artwork by Sally Flanagan - How Lefty Stepanovich Turned Water Into Wine from The New Folklore: Lyrical Tales for Dreamers & Thinkers

Artwork by Sally Flanagan - How Lefty Stepanovich Turned Water Into Wine from The New Folklore: Lyrical Tales for Dreamers & Thinkers

Hobo Nephews 10th Anniversary Shows

     In the summer of 2005 brothers Teague Alexy and Ian Alexy released their first record as Hobo Nephews Of Uncle Frank.  The record was recorded in a kitchen in northern Minnesota and its reception quickly exceeded the expectations of it’s creators when it became a regional hit.  Now 5 full length records, several tours and hundreds of shows later Hobo Nephews are celebrating their 10th Anniversary with two shows in Minnesota. The first will be on December 11 at The Turf Club in St. Paul and the second on December 12th at Sacred Heart Music Center in Duluth.

     Ian and Teague will be joined by two longtime collaborators, drummer Paul Grill (Nicholas David, Dead Man Winter) and violinist Ryan Young (Trampled By Turtles, Pert Near Sandstone.)  Paul Grill has drummed on much of The Hobo's recorded work and has joined them on tours to both the east and west coast.  Ryan Young is also a frequent, long time collaborator and producer of Hobo Nephews latest record American Shuffle.  There will also be some surprise guests at these shows!!

We are inviting to  celebrate 10 years of music, travel, community and brotherhood with Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank!  Get your tickets now!

TURF CLUB tickets are now on sale here:

TURF CLUB

SACRED HEART MUSIC CENTER tickets are now on sale here: 

SACRED HEART MUSIC CENTER

 

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Teague Alexy's Book Now Available!

 

The New Folklore: Lyrical Tales for Dreamers & Thinkers is a collection of seven stories written by musician Teague Alexy and beautifully illustrated by artists from across the country: The Wisdom of King Joe Colli, Old Lady Truth, The New Tune of Elijah Swoon, Three Little Fish, How Lefty Stepanovich Turned Water Into Wine, Teufelo's Tongue and Old Rickety Bridge. Alexy's modern folktales are told in the tradition of being nonsensical on the surface with strong underlying truths. Filled with humor, lively characters, clever rhyme schemes and wordplay, The New Folklore provides entertainment and deep insight for young and old. For information on musical versions of these stories performed by Teague Alexy & The Feelin Band (featuring Nicholas David) and information on Teague's band Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank stay tuned to teaguealexy.com.

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 “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 on NBC - Duluth

Teague Alexy on Minnesota Reads 103.3 FM KUMD Duluth

Teague Alexy on KVSC Podcast

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The New Folklore: Lyrical Tales for Dreamers & Thinkers is available at:

North Star Press

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

 

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Teague Alexy's 'New Folklore' Book Now Available

Teague Alexy's 'New Folklore' Book Now Available

 
 

Seven of Teague Alexy's rhyming folktales have been collected into the The New Folklore: Lyrical Tales For Dreamers & Thinkers.  The 64-page book will be available in stores October 19 and is now available for pre-order from North Star Press.  

The New Folklore: Lyrical Tales for Dreamers and Thinkers 

Pre-order and info for The New Folklore: Lyrical Tales for Dreamers & Thinkers is available at North Star Press

More information about the book including illustrations and contributors coming soon.

 

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Hobo Nephews Debut In First Ave Main Room

Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank will be making their debut in the First Avenue main room on Saturday, October 24 as opening act for Pert Near Sandstone and Split Lip Rayfield. 

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Get Tickets HERE

 

'Old Number Four' Makes National Sports Headlines

Less than 24 hours after the April 21 release of new Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank album American Shuffle, the national sports media began providing extensive coverage of the song Old Number Four. Though not mentioned by name, the song is an homage to retired NFL legend Brett Favre. 

CBSSports.com broke the story on Wednesday, April 22 - one day after the release of American Shuffle. Within 24 hours Old Number Four had over 20,000 YouTube hits as coverage quickly spread to local, regional and national news outlets including ESPN, NBC, FOX, Star Tribune, Green Bay Press Gazette, Duluth News Tribune and The Jim Rome Show. 

 

"Brett Favre has his own theme song.  Old Number Four does a pretty good job of summing up Favre's Ol Gunslinger mentality." - CBSSports.com

"Feeling the highs of Brett Favre's magic and the depths of his lows" - Star Tribune / Video

"Favre's passion for the game inspired the song" - Ian Alexy on NBC 26 Green Bay 

 "A beautiful ode to the gunslinger.  Both haunting and affectionate, Old Number Four pays homage to the former Green Bay Packers quarterback with Americana harmonica, harmonies and lyrics that capture a hero nearing the end of his run." - Green Bay Press Gazette

"Brett Favre apparently has an anthem.  A folk song about the folk hero." - Jim Rome

 

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THIS AMERICAN SHUFFLE

'THIS AMERICAN SHUFFLE'

a short film by Joshua Priestley

Our new record American Shuffle will be officially released tomorrow. Today, we are releasing this short documentary filmed last fall on our East Coast tour. Most of the footage was shot in New York City and Vermont. The rural footage was shot on a pumpkin farm just outside of Richmond Vermont. Thank you to the farmer Ralph that let us use his land! The onstage footage is from our show at The Monkey House in Winooski Vermont. The film features songs from the new record! Thank you Joshua Priestley and crew for creating "This American Shuffle!" Enjoy everybody... ‪#‎HoboNephews‬ ‪#‎AmericanShuffle‬