The first Thursday of every month at Freddy’s Bar, friends gather for The CasHank Hootenany Jamboree, a sing and stomp-along to the classic country songbook. Patrons are welcome to bring an instrument along and pick from the crowd, or learn the words to an old country song to sing from stage or from your seat.
Alex Battles started The CasHank Hootenanny Jamboree as a jam for folks looking to play, old, popular country songs together. The first CasHank was the final event of the 1st Brooklyn Country Music Festival at Freddy’s in 2004. From July 2004 – September 2009, Buttermilk was the home of the CasHank. During this time, the CasHank grew to resemble the band of regulars who re-lit the fire at Freddy’s Bar in November 2011. Gary Keenan, an original CasHank-er from 2004, now hosts the evening, with assistance from Alan Lee Backer, Glenn Spivak, The Old Perfesser, Diego Britt, and Alex Battles.
At it’s best, the CasHank is a group of friends gathered around a jukebox created from the simplest ingredients, memorable songs and easy chords.
The CasHank Hootenanny Jamboree
First Thursday of Every Month
627 5th Avenue., Brooklyn, NY
February 5, 2015 / March 5, 2015 / April 2, 2015 / May 7, 2015
June 4, 2015 / July 2, 2015 / August 6, 2015 / September 3, 2015
October 1, 2015 / November 5, 2015 / December 3, 2015 / January 7, 2016