WISECRACKS & ROADSIDE FLATS
Summary: American stories from independent musician, author and storyteller Teague Alexy.
How Lefty Stepanovich was voted Best Book of The Northland in 2014 and is one of the stories included in Teague's 2015 book The New Folklore: Lyrical Tales for Dreamers & Thinkers (North Star Press). The audio version of the story is performed by Teague Alexy & The Feelin Band with Nicholas David on piano and as the voice of Mr Borkinszankersneer, Jeff Engholm on upright bass and as the voice of Mr Klumpherness, Chad Bloodson as the voice of Lefty and Paul Grill on drums. This episode is sponsored by Beaners Central Concert & Coffeehouse and Sir Benedict’s Tavern on the Lake.
Teague Alexy (Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank) and Erik Berry (Trampled By Turtles) go to Ryan Young's studio in Minneapolis to record their new duo album Irish American. Irish American features two original songs and nine traditional Irish favorites, including "I'll Tell Me Ma," "The Wild Colonial Boy" and "The Moonshiner," featured in this episode. Includes snippets from "Uncle Frank's Basement" performed by Hobo Nephews with Ryan Young in Lincoln, Nebraska 12/14/08 and an original instrumental composition by Erik Berry. New album Irish American available at TeagueAlexy.com This episode is sponsored by Beaners Central Concert Coffeehouse in West Duluth, Minnesota and Sweet Potato Kitchen in Hawi, Hawaii.
Altitude sickness in Steamboat Springs, Colorado takes all the blame for Teague's tour shenanigans. Featuring snippets of unreleased recordings - Gold In The Hills (live Fort Collins, CO 2009 Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank with Trampled By Turtles), Gold In The Hills (live Minneapolis, MN 2005 Teague Alexy & Nicholas David), Smoke Alarm Beat (Teague Alexy), Evacuation Beat (Angelo DeRosa) - New album Circuit Sessions available at TeagueAlexy.com - This episode is sponsored by Sir Benedict's Tavern on The Lake and North Country Painting
Carmody Irish Pub in downtown Duluth is where Eric Pollard (Actual Wolf) unapologetically approached Teague Alexy about producing his new album Circuit Sessions. Pollard had a vision of a powerful presentation of Teague's poetic songs involving Steve Garrington (Low), Jake Hanson (Haley Bonar) and engineer King J-Lar. This episode features the world premiere of Where Am I Going from Teague Alexy's album Circuit Sessions available April 4 and now avail via special preorder at TeagueAlexy.com. Other music in this episode by Jim Hall, The Dukes of Hubbard and two songs by Actual Wolf. This episode is sponsored by The Hook and Ladder Theater in Minneapolis and Carmody Irish Pub in Duluth.
Teague's new song Boardwalk Anthem was written and performed in the tradition of Jersey boardwalk rock and roll as an homage to Teague's hometown of Somers Point, New Jersey. This episode features Teague's experience recording Boardwalk Anthem in Jake Larson's Duluth studio as well as some insight into Somers Point's musical history including Levon Helm and The Hawks, Eddie and The Cruisers and Teague's own band Spilled Milk. This episode features the music of Retribution Gospel Choir, Spilled Milk (live and unreleased) and Boardwalk Anthem from Teague Alexy's new album Circuit Sessions coming out April 4, 2017 and now available through special preorder at teaguealexy.com. This episode is sponsored by Bent Paddle Brewing and DuLutsen Music Festival. firstname.lastname@example.org
The debut episode is Teague's experience with the classic Bob Dylan & The Band album The Basement Tapes. Teague first hears the album on a solo road trip and later finds himself as part of a tribute show to the album in Bob Dylan's hometown of Duluth, MN. Featuring unreleased music from Teague Alexy, Marc Gartman, Sarah Krueger, Lee Martin and Veikko Lepisto covering songs from The Basement Tapes. Sponsored by Sweet Potato Kitchen and Duluth Dylan Days Festival.