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.