Brothers Teague and Ian Alexy’s first two albums as Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank 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 are currently touring coast to coast 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 and embellished by drummer Paul Grill, organist Marco Benevento, pedal steel player Jon Graboff (Ryan Adams and The Cardinals) and members of Trampled By Turtles on violin, mandolin and banjo.
Included with the physical version of Traveling Show is 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 uniquely 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.
“I’ll be damned if they haven’t written some of the most beautiful and captivating songs I’ve heard in a long time.” – Vail Daily