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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. 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.
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 is a uniquely stylized film that captures the Hobo Nephews transient life. It also captures the band at an exciting period as their musicianship, songwriting and musical vision rise to new heights.
Currently, Ian Thomas Alexy is promoting his new EP Are You Listening and Teague Alexy is prepping a release for early 2012. A new Hobo Nephew album is planned for late 2012.