Teague Alexy debuts new backing band Oct. 5

Teague Alexy will debut a new backing band, Common Thread, during shows this weekend in Duluth and Minneapolis.

“Duluth guys off and on and in different combinations for a few years,” says Teague. “They are getting so good, we had to give them a name.”

Teague Alexy & Common Thread will play Pizza Luce in Duluth on Friday, Oct. 5 and Aster Cafe in Minneapolis on Saturday, Oct. 6.

Alexy is probably best known for his Americana songwriting in the nationally-touring brothers duo Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank. Or, maybe you remember 2004 when Teague Alexy with Medication was filling dance floors around Minnesota, or you’ve heard that Teague is an award-winning author, or that he grew up in a South Jersey rap band.

Since Hobo Nephews 2015 album American Shuffle, Alexy has extended his New Folklore album into an illustrated book called The New Folklore: Lyrical Tales for Dreamers & Thinkers with corresponding new music, created his storytelling podcast/column Wisecracks & Roadside Flats, released his Circuit Sessions album with Minnesota super-producers Actual Wolf and Steve Garrington (Low), and an album of primarily Irish traditional songs called Irish American with Trampled by Turtles mandolinist Erik Berry.

“All these excursions and side projects were advanced classes in my own travelling singer/songwriter university,” says Alexy with a smile. “I’m back to writing lots of songs and rocking with a Duluth band now.”

Friday, Oct. 5
Pizza Luce / Duluth,
9:30 p.m. / $10 (special $5 advance tickets available at venue)
With special guest Emily Haavik and the 35s

Saturday, Oct. 6
Aster Cafe / Minneapolis
9 p.m. / $10, make reservations by calling 612-379-3138
With special guest Sarah Krueger

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