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The Johnny Cash Birthday Bash
Feb 26, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 11:55 pm
The Johnny Cash 84th Birthday Bash will take place over two nights at The Hall at MP Brooklyn, Friday, February 26, 2016 and Saturday, February 27, 2016. On both nights, the 7-piece outfit known as Alex Battles & the Whisky Rebellion will play a full evening’s worth of Johnny Cash hits and rarities. In addition to Johnny’s chart topping singles, Friday night‘s setlist will include songs from the 1970 album “Hello, I’m Johnny Cash“, while Saturday night‘s performance will focus on songs from “Bitter Tears: Ballads of the American Indian” over the course of the evening.
Miss Linda Hill will join Alex Battles The Whisky Rebellion onstage for duets such as “Jackson” and “If I Were A Carpenter”. Hill is a veteran writer and performer who has worked with Robin Williams, Minnie Pearl, and George Carlin. She is creator of the characters “Lindy Loo” “Miss Angel Drake” and the leader of the band “The Lucky Fellers.”
The Dock Oscar Gospel Quartet will provide backing vocals throughout the weekend. Dock Oscar is the creator of the seminal showcase, The Kings County Opry which coalesced the Brooklyn country music scene every month from 2003-2007. He is also an excellent singer/songwriter and leader of the band Sweet William.
Alex Battles began writing and performing his songs onstage in 1999. Battles formed his band, The Whisky Rebellion in 2001, started the CasHank Hootenanny Jamboree in 2004 and began producing the annual Johnny Cash Birthday Bash in 2005.