Johnny Cash 86th Birthday Bash, February 24 &
                  25, 2018








Alex Battles & Linda Hill at the
                              Cash Bash

Johnny Cash 86th Birthday Bash
featuring a 50th Anniversary tribute to At Folsom Prison
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Sunday, February 25, 2018
littlefield, 635 Sackett St., Brooklyn, NY
   Tickets are on sale now for the Johnny Cash 86th Birthday Bash at littlefield on Saturday, February 24 and Sunday, February 25 at littlefield, 635 Sackett St., Brooklyn, NY. For this year's show, Alex Battles & The Whisky Rebellion with special guest Linda Hill will pay live tribute to the landmark 1968 album. "At Folsom Prison" with selections from the album as well as additional songs sung at the concert by Carl Perkins, The Statler Brothers, and June Carter. A full retinue of hits by the "Man In Black" will close the show.

   Tickets are $10. The show opens at 8pm with DJ General Buell. Alex Battles & The Whisky Rebellion take the stage at 9pm. We do our best to play all the Johnny you want to hear.


Johnny Cash 86th Birthday Bash
featuring a 50th Anniversary tribute to At Folsom Prison
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Sunday, February 25, 2018
littlefield, 635 Sackett St., Brooklyn, NY


Stage backdrop and poster image and painted by LJ Lindhurst.

Photos from the Johnny Cash 85th Birthday Bash by Diego Britt,



Linda Hill and Shaky Dave backstage
                              at the Cash Bash



Alex Battles at the Cash Bash

Alex Battles & the Whisky
                              Rebellion at the Cash Bash

Tina at the Cash Bash

Shaky Dave on the Harmonica

Linda Hill and Shaky Dave at the Cash
                              Bash

Tina, Charlie, Alex and the Old
                              Perfesser at the Cash Bash

The Whiskey Rebellion at the Johnny
                              Cash Birthday Bash

Johnny Cash 86th Birthday Bash
featuring a 50th Anniversary tribute to At Folsom Prison
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Sunday, February 25, 2018
littlefield, 635 Sackett St., Brooklyn, NY



Footage from the Johnny Cash 84th Birthday Bash.
 




Press coverage of past Johnny Cash Birthday Bash events:


Brooklyn Magazine


I went to my first Johnny Cash Birthday Bash in 2009. I lament that I never quite got into Cash while he was still alive, or during formative portions of my youth; but at the party I found, to my delight, that through Battles–whose deep bass and highly-entertaining renditions of Cash’s music–I was given the next best thing, the closest approximation, I felt, anyone can have of watching the man himself perform live.

- Natalie Rinn, Brooklyn Magazine, 2016
NEW YORK MAG
amny
Village Voice
"LOWBROW. BRILLIANT."

-Approval Matrix
Ten years ago, Alex Battles' life changed when a friend asked him to perform at her bar in Red Hook to mark the birthday of the late Johnny Cash. The event grew increasingly popular, moving to bigger venues and expanding from one night to an entire weekend.

-Hal Bienstock, amNY

2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010,
2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

Village Voice "Choice"



Elmore Magazine
Brooklyn Paper
No Depression
Once inside, an uproar of music poured from the stage...as Alex Battles and the Whisky Rebellion whipped through Cash’s catalogue. Performing classic nuggets and rarities, they transported us back to Sun Studios, the Grand Ole Opry, and Folsom Prison with precision and zest. You should have seen the harmonica player—dude played like he invented the damn thing. And by the time Battles sang “But I shot a man in Reno,” there was not a single person in the crowd who didn’t yell,  “…just to watch him die!” Johnny Cash fans: you get it.

- Melissa Caruso, Elmore Magazine
Battles said the concerts also give Brooklynites who have been cooped up because of the cold a chance to blow off some steam — and he has seen the power Cash’s music can have on stressed-out souls first-hand. Years ago, Battles said he was sure he was about to witness a bar brawl when suddenly, Cash’s tunes began blaring from a jukebox and the music diffused the situation.

- Vanessa Ogle, Brooklyn Paper
"One February night, along the half-abandoned Brooklyn waterfront, Johnny Cash had a birthday party. A couple hundred people had packed a former longeshoreman's bar to hear the songs of Cash and his in-laws, the Carter Family. Outside, a steady stream of yellow cabs pulled up, delivering locals and slumming Gothamites who'd heard about a 'scene' in deepest darkest Brooklyn."

- Robert Baird, No Depression


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Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash

Johnny "J.R." Cash was born on February 26, 1932 in Kingsland, Arkansas. He grew up singing along with his family while working in the cotton fields. After a stint in the U.S. Air Force, Cash moved to Memphis, Tennessee, where his brother Roy introduced him to guitarist Luther Perkins and bassist Marshall Grant who would be dubbed the Tennessee Two by Sun Records producer Sam Philips upon signing Cash in 1955. In 1958, Cash left the label to sign with Columbia Records.

Johnny Cash - Hello,
                          I'm Johnny Cash

On September 12, 2003, Johnny Cash passed away at the age of 71. In all, he had recorded ninety six albums, and been inducted into the Halls of Fame for Country, Rock ’N’ Roll, and Gospel Music.

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