Alex Battles & The Whisky Rebellion
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Alex Battles & The Whisky Rebellion

New York City, New York, United States

New York City, New York, United States
Band Americana Folk


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"A Scene Grows In Brooklyn"

As with most unlikely renaissances, Brooklyn's current Cash - Hank - Hag - Buck - Willie fixation has it its core an unlikely anti-hero. In this case it's Alex Battles, a 33-year-old singer, banjo-picker, and music publishing staffer.

-Robert Baird, No Depression
August, 2005 - No Depression

"The Approval Matrix"

Brilliant. Lowbrow. Brooklyn crooner Alex Battles' Johnny Cash Birthday Bash at Southpaw. - New York Magazine

"Event Listing"

Clad in trucker's hat, brandishing a legal pad full of just-finished lyrics, and a drawling, lazy voice, Battles can wrap audiences around his knotty fingers.

-Schweber, Village Voice
- Village Voice


Alex Battles' Whisky Rebllion - At The End of The Night (Cora Belle, 2007, OOP)



Alex Battles writes songs that are better than his marketable skills. Alex Battles needs a break.

Alex Battles was raised on a Christmas tree farm in Ohio. He was indoctrinated into the music of Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, and Waylon Jennings on long car trips with his parents.

At 20, he rescued his grandfather's banjo out of the woodbin and learned how to play Hank Williams songs on it.

He moved to New York, had jobs and ran into an old friend he'd played with in Ohio. Together, they formed a band called The Whisky Rebellion.

Alex wrote a good number of good songs, and The Whisky Rebellion would end up playing several sold-out shows at Brooklyn's Southpaw including the Brooklyn Country Music Festival and Johnny Cash Birthday Bash.

At 38, unemployed, Alex Battles decided to commit himself to music full-time. He needs you to book him so that he can eat.