1st Airing: 3/14/15
2nd Airing: 8/29/15
Tin Can Gin
Sit back and enjoy a special episode where we feature a couple of up and coming performers from just West of us in Duluth, Minnesota. First up tonight Teague Alexy, a Duluth favorite singer and songwriter.
Tin Can Gin was born and brewed upon the shores of Lake Superior near Duluth by childhood pals Harrison Olk and Trevor Marrin. Along with mandolinist Bryan Nelson, the trio created the trademark TCG tunes that are fan favorites to this very day. In the autumn of 2011 the group was summoned to the stage at their first gig as “Tin Can Gin”. As time passed the band added fiddle virtuoso Nori Perrine and Neil Krause on stand-up bass to round out the Tin Can Gin sound.
That unique sound draws from each members musical upbringing. Harrison’s traditional bluegrass banjo, Trevor’s creative song writing and guitar work, Bryan’s fast folk pickin’ mandolin, Neil’s solid bass backing all wrapped and complimented with a sprinkle of Nori’s Celtic fiddle subtleties.
Program Notes Backstage Monologue
In this episode’s monologue – delivered from the backstage dressing room with the one lonely little lightbulb burnin’ – Mike reflects on the privilege of carrying a fire department pager.