Erik Berry (Trampled by Turtles) and Teague Alexy (Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank)
Celtic Roots Strings
- Friday, Dec 15, 2017
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About Erik Berry and Teague Alexy: Record Release “Irish American”
“Irish American” is the new duo record by northern Minnesota-based musicians Teague Alexy and Erik Berry. Berry is the mandolinist for nationally recognized bluegrass act Trampled by Turtles. Alexy is a celebrated singer-songwriter both under his own name and in the Americana group Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank. Their new release features nine traditional Irish favorites, including “Whiskey in the Jar,” “The Wild Colonial Boy” and “Mountain Dew,” as well as two original songs. The album features guest appearances by Trampled by Turtles fiddler Ryan Young, Nicholas David, Jillian Rae, Ian Alexy and members of Pert’ Near Sandstone and Pistol Whipping Party Penguins.
Mandolinist Erik Berry has called Trampled by Turtles his musical home for over a decade. Now, this man of many hats explores another love of his: Irish music. Hear Erik’s fierce and fluid playing on original instrumentals, traditional Celtic fare, and bluegrass.
Teague Alexy is an award-winning Duluth-based musician, author, and storyteller. He is probably best known for his Americana songwriting in the national touring duo Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank. Teague’s songwriting is clearly influenced by his home in Minnesota as well as his childhood in New Jersey and life as a traveling musical hobo. Teague’s storytelling side has deeper roots to his Irish ancestry. The name ‘Teague’ was once used to describe the storytelling poets who travelled ancient Ireland.