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On 15, Jul 2012 | In Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank | By dionysus
Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank
Brothers Teague and Ian Alexy’s first two albums placed them firmly among the pioneers of the impressive roots music resurgence going on in Minnesota. Both well-respected singer/songwriters, Teague is practically a one man band stomping his feet, banging out rhythm guitar and blowing soulful blues on the harmonica around his neck while Ian is a foot stomping guitar ace on both melodic acoustic and rowdy, rock n’ roll electric. Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank (the Alexy brothers alias) are currently on tour promoting their new album Traveling Show.
The lion’s share of Traveling Show was recorded in three marathon days at Rough Magic Studios in Brooklyn NY. Ian’s old friend from his stint at Berklee College of Music Marco Benevento – who the All Music Guide calls “an outrageously talented musician” – electrifies three tracks putting his organ, wurlitzer and circuit bent toys in an exciting new Americana context. Pedal steel player Jon Graboff (Ryan Adams and The Cardinals) adds his luminous sound to two songs while members of fellow Minnesota roots music troubadours Trampled By Turtles add impeccable violin, mandolin and banjo.
Traveling Show will come with the 60 minute film Moments and Truths documenting the making of the record in New York City as well as sights, sounds and encounters from all over the country. Directed and edited by filmmaker/photographer Joshua Priestley, and partially shot by the band themselves, Moments And Truths is a uniquely stylized film that captures transient life in a unique way. It also captures the band at an exciting period as their musicianship, songwriting and musical vision rise to new heights.
Currently, Teague Alexy is promoting his new album This Dance and Ian Thomas Alexy is releasing his new album Born on The Day of The Dead this fall. A new Hobo Nephew album is planned for an early 2013 release.
You can visit the website for the Hobo Nepehews of Uncle Frank at: www.hobonephews.com