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Ian Alexy of Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank, with Rachel Kilgour

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Ian Alexy, best known for his work with Americana group Hobo Nephews Of Uncle Frank, is releasing a new record with his backing group The Deserters titled Into The Night. The music is a continuation of his solo work, which was last heard on his 2012 release Born On The Day Of The Dead. Much of that record was performed by Ian Alexy himself, playing multiple instruments.
The difference this time is that the music was played by the band live in the studio. This allows for the musicians to react together and gives the songs real dynamics and sonics that can’t be created artificially. There were also overdubs done to enrich the arrangements, but the bulk of what you hear including the much of the lead vocals was recorded live in the studio. Ian Alexy and the Deserters includes Dave Mehling from Minneapolis group The Fontanelles on Keyboards and guitars. Drummer Mike Cini and bassist Johnnie Timm are best known for their work with superstar vocalist Nicholas David.
Into The Night includes some of Ian’s most popular songs from his live sets of the past couple years, like “Misfits In Love” and “1988”. The EP was recorded by producer Dylan Nau, who is best known for his work with twin cities artists Apollo Cobra and Nicholas David.

----Rachael Kilgour is a Minnesota-born, Boston-based songwriter and performing artist whose sincere, lyric-driven work bravely walks the line between personal and political. The 2015 grand prize winner of the esteemed international NewSong Music Performance Songwriting Competition and 2017 winner of the Kerrville New Folk Contest, Kilgour has been featured at NYC’s Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. and by the ASCAP Music Cafe at the Sundance Film Festival. Billboard calls her latest release "a heartfelt slice of master crafted
indie folk brimming with the battle-tested capacity to endure the worst in others.