Duluth musician Teague Alexy–who also plays in The Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank–grew up in Philadelphia, and fondly recalls the sounds of Irish traditional music sung by his grandmother, in the house he grew up in.
Alexy’s most recent project is a collaboration with Trampled By Turtles mandolin player Erik Berry. The CD “Irish American” was recorded in Minneapolis with a band that includes members of Trampled By Turtles and Pert’ Near Sandstone. The collaboration channels Alexy’s memories of growing up around traditional Irish sounds.
John Drake and Teague Alexy discuss the recording of “Irish American” just after the CD’s release in December 2017, as well as Alexy’s interest in incorporating more aspects of storytelling in his recent music.