The Johnny Cash 82nd Birthday Bash returns to the Bell House with two nights of music on Friday, February 28, 2014 and Saturday, March 1, 2014. Both nights will be headlined by Alex Battles & The Whisky Rebellion and feature guest singers and classic films from archivist Clinton McClung. This event has been a Brooklyn tradition since its inception in 2005.
Alex Battles played his first Johnny Cash tribute show a week after the Man In Black’s death in 2003. In 2004, he started The CasHank Hootenanny Jamboree, a monthly jam dedicated the music of Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, and other four-chord artists. The Johnny Cash Birthday Bash started in 2005 at a bar called Lillie’s on the Red Hook waterfront. From there the party moved to Southpaw in 2006, and finally to the Bell House in 2010.
This show has sold out every year since its inception. Advance tickets are strongly recommended. Fans may purchase individual tickets to Friday or Saturday or limited-edition two night passes for two nights of music. See you at the show!
Friday May 31, The Whisky Rebellion plays at Rod & Gun. Our esteemed folk-steampunk-guitarist Sammo opens the show at 9pm. There will be oysters at 7pm. We will also be playing the Rod & Gun on these dates.
June 21 Fri
July 19 Fri
Rod & gun is on Kent Ave somewhere by the condos they built.
For five years, Feral Foster has tirelessly curated Roots ‘n Ruckus, a weekly showcase of folk music in New York City. Alex first performed at this event in 2007 will be performing again on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 10:30pm at The Fabulous Jalopy Theatre at 315 Columbia St in Brooklyn, New York.
Facebook invites. I know, right? Ubiquitous, annoying, misplaced. I get it. Well, Mr. Sheldrake, all your troubles are over. From now on, I’ll only be sending event invites to the folks in this group: Fans of Alex Battles & The Whisky Rebellion. It’ll also be a place for people to share photos, recordings etc.
Tickets to the Johnny Cash 81st Birthday Bash at Bell House on Saturday, March 2, 2013 are now on sale at Ticketweb. The show has sold out every year since 2005. If you’re reading this right now, you’re obviously thinking of going to the show. And if you’re thinking of going you should best reach into your wallet/purse/fanny pack/money clip right and pull out your credit card and click on this link and buy some tickets.
At the show, Alex Battles & The Whisky Rebellion will play Johnny Cash songs all night long. Special guests, films, DJs and more! We hope to see you there!