Erik Berry and Teague Alexy (Record Release Show)

Dec. 15
7 p.m.
Americana, Bluegrass, Singer-Songwriter

Mandolinist Erik Berry is a longtime member of the renegade bluegrass band Trampled by Turtles. Guitarist, singer, and songwriter Teague Alexy and his brother Ian are Jersey shore expats and the principals of the Americana outfit Hobo Brothers of Uncle Frank. Both stalwarts of the Duluth music scene, Alexy and Berry roll in from Up North to celebrate the release of their new album, Irish American, which includes contributions from Ian, Turtles’ fiddler Ryan Young, Nicholas David, and Jillian Rae. With spirited picking and energetic singalong choruses supporting appropriately weathered lead vocals, the repertoire is nine traditional Irish tunes plus a couple of originals: Alexy’s title track, which suggests an outtake from Workingman’s Dead while telling his own family’s immigration tale, and Berry’s sprightly jig “Miss K’s Fancy.”