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Teague Alexy’s Reggae Playlist on Spotify

Teague Alexy & Ziggy Marley August 9, 2014 Bayfield, WI

Teague Alexy & Ziggy Marley August 9, 2014 Bayfield, WI

Teague Alexy was deeply immersed in reggae this past July as he played a solo opening set with Matisyahu and Tribal Seeds in Superior, Wisconsin, and two days later sang with ska band Woodblind alongside Kymani Marley, Kabaka Pyramid and more at The 14th Annual Bayfront Reggae & World Music Festival in Duluth, Minnesota.

Teague Alexy setlist 7/18/19 (opening for Matisyahu/Tribal Seeds) Earth Rider Grounds - Superior, Wisconsin

July 18, 2019 Superior, WI

July 18, 2019 Superior, WI

LION OF JUDAH/BABYLON BABBLING/OL’ JOHN DOE/LION’S SHARE/DON’T GO/CAPTAIN

 
 

On Saturday, July 20, Teague made his debut at The Bayfront Reggae & World Music Festival in Duluth, Minnesota when he sat in with ska/rocksteady band Woodblind on their version of Teague’s “Workingman Song.” For video of the performance check out Teague’s IG page.

“Reggae inspired me to start playing guitar,” Teague said. “Reggae showed me the power that spirituality can have in music. I’ve learned so much from reggae and I’m always grateful when promoters see, ya know, intrinsic common threads and include me in reggae shows. Opening for guys like Ziggy, Matisyahu and seeing their bands up close, behind the scenes. Whew! What an education, man. I’ve been fortunate to be accepted by different music communities, cause, ya know, I take it all in. But, reggae is international. And, the reggae community including me proves it’s lack of discrimination etcetera because I’m not Jamaican, I chopped my dreads years ago and my music is not reggae. But, I carry plenty of reggae with me. So, yeah, it’s always an honor.”

Teague was so inspired by his reggae weekend he put together a Spotify playlist titled Teague’s Reggae Mixtape. Almost two hundred reggae songs and counting including Teague’s own “Don’t Go” from Circuit Sessions and the “Workingman Song” collaboration with Woodblind.

 
 
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Old Number Four - Digital Single Now Streaming

On April 22, 2015, Hobo Nephews Of Uncle Frank’s ode to quarterback Brett Favre, “Old Number Four”, was released as the opening track on the B side of their new album American Shuffle. CBS Green Bay (where Brett Favre played most of his career with the Green Bay Packers) were the first to rave about it.

CBS SPORTS

    “Brett Favre has his own theme song...Old Number Four does a good job of summing up Favre's Ol’ Gunslinger mentality...As far as songs about retired NFL quarterbacks go, this is probably the best one.”  

The Star Tribune in Minneapolis quoted the Hobo Nephews as having written the song while the state of Minnesota was in mourning following Favre and the Vikings loss in the 2010 NFC championship game, and released a video of Brett Favre photos as a Minnesota Viking along with audio of Old Number Four.

STAR TRIBUNE

“There are heroes and myth, mystic and lore,

But there’s never been nothing like Old Number Four...

You gave all you had, then you gave more.

They’ll never forget you Old Number Four”

By the following day, Old Number Four had been covered nationally by ESPN, NBC, FOX, CBS and more, including an epic rant on The Jim Rome Show.

    “Brett Favre apparently has an anthem. A couple of dudes in a coffee shop have dropped a song for the old gunslinger. These guys call themselves Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank, which to me is perfect for the OG because the last time we saw that dude, he looked like he had been stowing away on a freight train with his napsack living off some sardines. This song is about when Uncle Brett was seeing better days. The Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank were so moved by that immortal 2010 title game that they picked up their harmonicas and their guitars and they dropped a folk song about the folk hero.” - Jim Rome

Jim Rome, in his brazen way, hit it right on the head. One of a folk singer’s responsibilities is to sing folk songs about folk heroes. Woody Guthrie’s “Joe Dimaggio Done It Again,” or Bob Dylan’s “Catfish” are part of the tradition of American songwriters tapping into the romanticism we have with our sports heroes. Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank continue this folk music tradition on American Shuffle with Ian Alexy’s “Old Number Four” and Teague Alexy’s “The Day Billy Martin Quits.”


Old Number Four (Consider It Correspondence Records) is now available as a digital single wherever digital music is sold.

APPLE MUSIC / SPOTIFY / BANDCAMP

Green Bay Press Gazette - Favre Gets His Own Song With Old Number Four