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Crankshaft | Ian Thomas Alexy
December 28, 2012 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm| FREE
Crankshaft has been pounding the pavement since 2008, developing his own “pork neck” style along the way. A sound heavily rooted in blues, country, swing, rock ‘n’ roll and surf that “could not have been imagined prior to the early punk scene,” as described by Dig In Magazine. Rock solid original lyrics, a dedicated fan base, and his 21st century twist on the American roots is pushing him to the top of the crowded Minneapolis music scene in a hurry. It’s becoming clear to many that Crankshaft is “one of the best and most interesting roots, rock and blues acts playing around town these days.” – Cities 97. (site)
Ian Thomas Alexy: 7pm
Ian is the kind of musician that can not only write and sing songs but is also an accomplished guitarist that can approach his songs from many different angles. To be able to play those different roles is a lost art that is only continued by old troubadours like Willie Nelson, and a small group of young songwriters. Known for both his work as a solo artist, and his with the national-touring americana roots duo Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank, Ian Thomas Alexy has had a total of seven releases since relocating to Minnesota and starting CIC Records in 2004 with his brother and bandmate Teague Alexy. Ian Thomas Alexy has toured the country many times over with Hobo Nephews and as a solo artist. (site)