In 1995, Alex Battles moved from northeast Ohio to New York City to become a paralegal. Homesick, he began writing and performing his songs onstage in 1999. Battles formed his band, The Whisky Rebellion in 2002, and began producing the annual Johnny Cash Birthday Bash in 2005. Most of all,
Battles is fascinated by the joy of songwriting, the intricate blend of rhyme and memorable storytelling that crosses borders and entrances the world.
Among the fantastic folks Alex Battles has opened for are Junior Brown, Dan Bern, Joe Doe, and Teddy Thompson.
Battles also founded the Brooklyn Country Music Festival, which saw nine installments showcasing the New York City’s finest folk songwriting talent from 2004-2012.
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