HOBO NEPHEWS OF UNCLE FRANK
Brothers Teague and Ian Alexy began playing music and writing songs together at an early age while growing up on the southern coast of New Jersey. After pursuing music separately for a few years, Teague in California and Ian in New England, the brothers came together in 2005 to form Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank in their adopted home of northern Minnesota.
Hobo Nephews began recording their first album and playing their first shows in the wintery town of Duluth, Minnesota alongside other burgeoning Americana artists Trampled By Turtles and Charlie Parr. Combining what Minneapolis Star Tribune calls “timeless songwriting chops” with “tremendously played roots music” (Atlantic City Weekly), Hobo Nephews have tirelessly played, sang and stomped their own brand of Americana in big cities and small towns all over the country. The road tested duo has recorded 4 full length records and has another on the way in early 2015 produced by Trampled By Turtles violinist Ryan Young.
LUKE WARM AND THE COOL HANDS
Luke Warm and the Cool Hands (LWATCH) is a passionate 6 piece love based alternative, progressive, bluegrass – music machine. We’ve been pickin’ n’ grinnin’ around the Twin Cities area since 2009.
Wood Blind features the combo of Duluth mainstay and guitarist Jason Wussow and Los Angeles studio/touring bass player Veikko Lepisto. Wussow’s credits include the bands Flux Skapacitor, No Room to Pogo, Yeltzi, Fuzzy Ellis and ownership of all-ages music venue Beaner’s Central Coffeehouse in Duluth, MN. Lepisto has worked with Mike Ness of Social Distortion, Royal Crown Revue and Bette Midler while on the West Coast. Teamed together they make acoustic ska à la 1960s’ Jamaica and 70s’ England. Their sets include traditional reggae, ska versions of classic rock and R&B hits, and original rocksteady numbers.