The rumors are true!
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 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
46 3rd Ave. at Atlantic Ave.