Teague Alexy's music and writing is deeply rooted in Americana after touring the country for nearly a decade with brother Ian in their foot-stomping duo Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank. If you listen close to the swing of Teague's voice, guitar and harmonica you can hear he has not completely forgotten his young days as a reggae and funk obsessed hip hop DJ. If you listen to his wordplay you can still hear a hint of the Irish storytellers he descended from and the rapper he was as a youth. It is an ever-expanding backdrop for a profound American writer and storyteller.
On October 19, 2015, Teague will be releasing a collection of rhyming folktales including How Lefty Stepanovich Turned Water Into Wine - winner of 2014 Duluth Reader's Best Book of the Northland. The new book is called The New Folklore: Lyrical Tales for Dreamers & Thinkers (North Star Press) and is a continuation on the theme of the 2006 Teague Alexy & The Feelin Band album also called The New Folklore.
In late 2013, Teague made a sudden return to his beat-making musical roots with the release of the limited edition A Gentleman Named Actionslave.
Teague's 2012 album This Dance was a gut-examination of a romantic in a very real world. A rootsy singer/songwriter album with emotional and poetic depth razor-sharpened by producer Erik Koskinen.
Teague's 2006 album The New Folklore (featuring Nicholas David on piano and vocals) was an impressive foray into the art of storytelling in song. New Folklore gathered four nominations at the 2009 Just Plain Folks Awards in Nashville, TN with 'A Good Clean High (off a dirt cheap bottle of wine)' taking home a Best Song Award.
Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank's fifth full-length album American Shuffle was released to great acclaim on Chaperone Records in April 2015. The Hobo Nephews catalog of original songs is part of the soundtrack for Minnesota's roots music resurgence. The value of Teague's musical kinship to roots-music-legends-in-the-making such as Charlie Parr, White Iron Band, Trampled By Turtles, Pert Near Sandstone and Erik Koskinen can not be overstated.
The Weekly Reader calls Teague “a potential great new American voice. The gift of painting pictures with words is a unique one, and this man is truly blessed.”