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Alex Battles- Solo Acoustic
Jan 18, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm| Free
Battles formed his band, The Whisky Rebellion in 2002, and began producing the annual Johnny Cash Birthday Bash in 2005. Most of all, Battles is fascinated by the joy of songwriting, the intricate blend of rhyme and memorable storytelling that crosses borders and entrances the world.
Among the fantastic folks Alex Battles has opened for are Junior Brown, Dan Bern, Joe Doe, and Teddy Thompson. Battles also founded the Brooklyn Country Music Festival, which saw nine installments showcasing the New York City’s finest folk songwriting talent.
“…sly, catchy mix of old-fashioned country songs.—TimeOut New York
”Brooklyn Country” is a sort of subgenre, a music for Midwestern transplants, steeped in the ’70s but with a punk ethos, grimier than the musicianship of the Village bluegrass circles.—Kurt Gottschalk, Village Voice