Uncle Leon’s Honky-Tonk Relapse

Please join us at Hank’s Saloon on Thursday, June 25th for the third edition of Uncle Leon’s Honky-Tonk Relapse.

It’ll be another night of high spirits and low expectations, as Uncle Leon and the Alibis take on two sets of classic country-music covers by such legends as Johnny Cash, Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings… and maybe even a few well-worn originals.

Plus, for the first time ever, we’ll be joined by a very special guest:
Kandia Crazy Horse.

According to this story, Kandia Crazy Horse is “on a crusade to become the first black woman to be invited to join the Grand Ole Opry.” And she seems well on her way. She was a founding curator of New York City’s Harlem Honky Tonk series. And her album Stampede was voted the #2 Country Album of 2014 by The Village Voice.

We’re looking forward to hearing what Kandia brings to the Relapse!

Read more about Kandia Crazy Horse here.

 

Uncle Leon’s Honky-Tonk Relapse

with special guest Kandia Crazy Horse

Thursday, June 25th

Hank’s Saloon
46 3rd Ave. at Atlantic Ave.
Brooklyn, NY

9pm – 12am

FREE ADMISSION

 

Uncle Leon Gets Hitched

The rumors are true!

On May 9th, 2015, Leon married his longtime sweetheart, actress and former Gotham Girls Roller Derby skater Ashlie Atkinson.

The ceremony was performed on the stage of the legendary dive bar and music venue White Water Tavern, located in Ashlie’s hometown of Little Rock, Arkansas. The event was catered by Whole Hog Barbecue and, according to one eyewitness, featured “a whole lot of booze”.

Not content to throw themselves just one party, the couple proceeded to hold another reception the following weekend, at Brooklyn’s Hank’s Saloon—the birthplace of Uncle Leon and the Alibis, as well as the setting for the band’s “Wild Ways” video and, allegedly, the place where Ashlie first gave Leon her phone number.

The severely hungover couple were last spotted stumbling onto an airplane at JFK, and are currently assumed to be enjoying their honeymoon “somewhere in Europe”.

 

 

 

Photo by Kristina Hill

Uncle Leon’s Honky-Tonk Relapse

Uncle Leon says goodbye to the single life

(and sings some songs too)

On Thursday, April 30th, Uncle Leon and the Alibis will return once again to the place of our birth, the one and only Hanks Saloon, for a night of classic country cover songs.

If you’re anywhere near Brooklyn, please come join us as we drunkenly butcher the back-catalogs of such legendary performers as Hank Williams, Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, and Willie Nelson. (And if you’re lucky, we might even throw in an Uncle Leon song or two.) This will be an ongoing event, held the last Thursday of every month.

And yes, the rumors are true: We’ll be joined by our original drummer, the one and only Baby Maria!

You won’t hear any Luke Bryan or Brooks and Dunn at this party. And none of that Mumford and Sons bullshit either. Just a whole lot of lowdown, gritty, tear-in-your-beer, old-school Honky-Tonk, the way the good lord (and Hank) intended it.

Just in case that isn’t enough enticement… this will be Leon’s last show as an unmarried man. As such, the night will double as his unofficial bachelor party. Interpret that statement as you wish.

Please come out and help make this a night he’ll never remember!

 

Uncle Leon’s Honky-Tonk Relapse

Thursday, April 30th

Hank’s Saloon
46 3rd Ave. at Atlantic Ave.
Brooklyn, NY

9pm

FREE ADMISSION