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The New Folklore

by Teague Alexy with The Feelin Band

"Records this good--so engaging, defined by groove, and full of thoughtful words and sounds--are rare."- MNArtists.org - Chris Godsey
Genre: Pop: Folky Pop
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1. Anything but Blue
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2. Ol' John Doe
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3. Huckleback Jenkins Train Gang
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4. A Good Clean High (off a Dirt Cheap Bottle of Wine)
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5. Old Lady Truth
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6. The Epiphany of Sally Loves Too Much
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7. Ralph's Ukulele Blues
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8. Earth Force
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9. Three Little Fish
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10. Teufelo's Tongue
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11. The Legend of Black Dolphin Road
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12. Bensontown Poker Game (part One)
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13. Carrie Collin's Blues
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14. From a Payphone in the Rain
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15. Verona
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16. Geese Are Headed Southbound
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
There is a sizeable contingent of Midwest fans that will not be shocked by the sensitive language and swinging emotion bursting out of Teague Alexy and Nicholas David Mrozinski's (aka The Feelin) first collaborative project. For most, however, The New Folklore’s songwriting, originality and feel will be positively mind blowing. Putting a contemporary spin on old-time storytelling, Teague’s tales of redemption and unforeseen fulfillment with villains turned heroes and back again, prove powerful anthems that could send your spirit shadowboxing. The Feelin’ Band’s relentless swing is never overstated and Nicholas' harmonies make Teague's melodies shine a solar-powered aura of blue, bare-boned soul. One almost gets the image of an old rickety truck rolling down America’s Subway-at-every-exit highways with treasure-like quotes and melodies flying off the back at every bump while Teague and ‘The Feelin’ sit in the back smiling atop a seemingly bottomless pile of clever phrases and sharp piano lines. With his third album (in addition to his nationally touring roots project Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank) Teague’s writing has reached a level of maturity and wit few songwriters ever develop. Channeling everything from his old school hip-hop writing in high school to the Dr. Seuss books he reads his young daughter, this is a well-traveled, open-minded, 33 years young man’s lifetime of experiences, inspirations and imagination all subtly disciplined into road-tested Americana for the soul. Hard to imagine there ever being another album like The New Folklore.

The New Folklore received a Best Song award for A Good Clean High (off a dirt cheap bottle of wine) at the 2009 Just Plain Folks Awards in Nashville, TN among four nominations.

"Teague Alexy steps out as a buzzworthy singer/songwriter on his CD The New Folklore"
-MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE - Chris Riemenschneider

"Records this good--so engaging, defined by groove, and full of thoughtful words and sounds--are rare."
- MNARTISTS.ORG - Chris Godsey (New Folklore review)

“The New Folklore is a shining hour for the local scene and independent music all together....Not to disregard a thousand-odd songwriters but Alexy's words are just more interesting than most trying to make a living today”
-DULUTH BUDGETEER NEWS


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Matthew R. Perrine/Duluth Budgeteer News

Colors burn brighter with Teague Alexy’s latest
Matthew R. Perrine
If the Duluth scene has a sound, Teague Alexy’s “The New Folklore” is quite the atypical release.
Joined by the appropriately named Feelin’ Band, Alexy’s latest is all about feeling good — it’s anything but dark, cold, morose, sparse, etc.
Quite frankly, this is the sound of hazy summer afternoons, accentuated so eloquently by record-setting highs in the Twin Ports.
Even on Alexy’s darker moments (“You can color me green, I’m jealous of everything you do / You can color me red and boil me over ’til I blow my head” on the album’s lead-off track, “Anything But Blue”), you’ll still be sipping a cool beverage on your back porch thanks to the Feelin’ Band’s pleasant melodies.
Aside from some occasionally cheeky lyrics (“Verona, your love means more to me / Than my notebook would be worth to a wack emcee”) and one-off cornball melodies (“The Epiphany of Sally Loves Too Much”), “The New Folklore” almost sounds like a collaboration with Madison-by-way-of-Fargo singer/songwriter Josh Harty.
Like Harty’s releases, it’s a safe bet for any musical taste, there’s nary a bum note and, for those stressful times, it’s practically guaranteed to relax even the most hardened listeners into sedation.
While much of that can be credited to the Feelin’ Band’s polished playing, it also has a lot to do with Alexy’s lyrics.
Not to disregard a thousand-odd songwriters, but his words are just more interesting than most of those trying to make a living today.
It feels almost like divine intervention when those two dynamic halves come together perfectly on the album’s apex, “Teufelo’s Tongue.”
Starting off gently enough with hushed acoustic guitar noodling, Alexy steps forward to tell quite an eloquent tale: “They cut off Teufelo’s tongue for claiming to be an angel / Now he’s judged a thief / Gonna hang from the gallows pole.”
And the subtle introduction of piano keys? Why, that just yanks at your precious heartstrings.
Released on Alexy’s Consider It Correspondence label, these 16 tracks equate to, at the very least, a shining hour for the local scene — and independent music all together.
For details, visit www.teaguealexy.com.