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Everybody’s Got A Baby But Me Video and Digital Single

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Consider It Correspondence and Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank have released “Everybody’s Got A Baby But Me” as a digital single along with a brand new video. “Everybody’s Got A Baby But Me” was originally released  as the opening track on the Hobo Nephews 2015 album American Shuffle. The digital deluxe version of American Shuffle with bonus studio tracks and demos (including four new songs) will be available next week.

“Everybody’s Got A Baby But Me” is the playful moan of a hopeless romantic who vents his frustrations by pointing out the faults of the husbands and boyfriends in town. The “Everybody’s Got A Baby But Me” video features Ian and Teague Alexy hustling money in a pool hall from all types of characters played by Duluth luminaries including Marc Gartman (Two Many Banjos, Coyote), Bob Monahan (founder of Chaperone Records), Veikko LePisto (Woodblind) and Jim Richardson aka Lake Superior Aqua-man.

Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank with Ryan Young and opening act Actual Wolf are playing two shows to celebrate the digital deluxe release of American Shuffle:

Thursday, July 11 - Hook and Ladder Theater - Minneapolis, MN - HOOK AND LADDER TICKETS

Friday, July 12 - Bent Paddle Taproom - Duluth, MN

 “Everybody’s Got A Baby But Me” is available wherever digital  music is sold. American Shuffle vinyl available in our web store.

 

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Over and Back Again - Digital Single

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Consider It Correspondence and Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank have released “Over and Back Again” as a digital single. “Over and Back Again” was originally released  as part of the Hobo Nephews 2015 album American Shuffle.

This simple, yet meaningful, ballad about the cyclical nature of life was almost lost in the pages of Ian Alexy’s notebook. “At first it was just a chorus without the rest of the song,” Ian Alexy said. “So I moved on to write other songs. Then months later, flipping through the pages, I found the chorus and wrote the rest of the song in a flash.”

American Shuffle Deluxe Release Show in Minneapolis

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Wednesday, July 11 2019 Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank are celebrating the deluxe release of their 2015 album American Shuffle at Hook and Ladder in Minneapolis.  

Ian and Teague Alexy will be joined by Ryan Young (Trampled By Turtles) on fiddle. Eric Pollard will be joining Hobo Nephews on drums and also playing an Actual Wolf solo set to open the show. Ryan co-produced American Shuffle at his Neon Brown Studio. Eric co-produced Teague’s 2017 album Circuit Sessions. Actual Wolf’s most recent album Faded Days was released on Red House Records.

Advance tickets are now available. $12 in advance/$15 at door.  

Stay tuned to HoboNephews.com for more information on the forthcoming American Shuffle Deluxe digital release.

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Take This Town - Streaming & Digital Single

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Consider It Correspondence and Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank have released “Take This Town” as a digital single. “Take This Town” was originally released  as part of the Hobo Nephews 2015 album American Shuffle

“Take This Town” is a rambling tale of realization, romance and desperation written by Teague Alexy and accentuated by Hobo Nephews rollicking Americana energy. 

“Said I ran a few tolls, couple red lights.

They got my picture on satellite. 

Tonight will be fond farewell,

Fore I’m off along the hard luck trail”  

The hilarious “Take This Town” video was directed by Truvio and features Hobo Nephews alongside Albert Einstein and Al Capone among others. 

“From the first cigar of Al Capone, 

To the last cigarette of Sherlock Holmes.  

Cops and robbers, friends and lovers, 

From one end of Babylon to the other.” 

“Take This Town” is available wherever digital  music is sold. American Shuffle vinyl available in our web store. 

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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.

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    “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.

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“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.

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