Tag Archives: Alex Battles

A Stack of Quick Sketches

Some quick sketches that have been piling up: Last September I went to Brooklyn to see Doug Skinner perform: [caption id="attachment_2203" align="aligncenter" width="348"]Doug Skinner at Jalopy, Brooklyn. Drawing by and © Robin Hoffman, 2015 Doug Skinner at Jalopy, Brooklyn. Drawing by and © Robin Hoffman, 2015[/caption] Along the way I caught Alex Battles and Shaky Dave playing in Williamsburg. [caption id="attachment_2200" align="aligncenter" width="349"]Alex Battles and Shaky Dave at Skinny Dennis in Brooklyn. Drawing by and © Robin Hoffman Alex Battles and Shaky Dave at Skinny Dennis in Brooklyn. Drawing by and © Robin Hoffman, 2014[/caption] In August I went to Sheffield, MA to attend the "Uke 'n" Brew" festival, where I saw The Ladies Auxiliary Ukulele Orchestra (Bernadette McMahon, Bernice Lewis, and Mariah Colorado Lewis) and Liz and Jim Beloff. Unfortunately I couldn't catch the name of their bassist. [caption id="attachment_2204" align="alignleft" width="490"]The Ladies Auxiliary Ukulele Orchestra, 08.24.14. Drawing by and © Robin Hoffman The Ladies Auxiliary Ukulele Orchestra, 08.24.14. Drawing by and © Robin Hoffman[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2205" align="alignleft" width="490"]Jim and Liz Beloff performing, 08.24.15. Drawing by and © Robin Hoffman. Jim and Liz Beloff performing, 08.24.15. Drawing by and © Robin Hoffman.[/caption] Some new friends in Deerfield, MA: [caption id="attachment_2201" align="alignleft" width="490"]Robie Bones and Dave Pratt on 03.17.15. Drawing by and © Robin Hoffman, 2015 Robie Bones and Dave Pratt on 03.17.15. Drawing by and © Robin Hoffman, 2015[/caption] And some old friends at the MoMA. [caption id="attachment_2199" align="alignleft" width="800"]Three musicians Three musicians[/caption]

The Brotherhood of the Jug Band Blues, 12.22.12

The Brotherhood of the Jug Band Blues released an LP, the second ever under the Jalopy label, on December 22, 2012. The record is of shiny blue vinyl, and includes a comic written by Ernesto Gomez and illustrated by Jess Ruliffson: also all the song lyrics, some great photos, and more art. CD's are also available. A performance by Isto opened the show. I always enjoy his skill and humor so much. [caption id="attachment_2015" align="alignleft" width="490" caption="Isto, 12.22.12. Drawing by and © Robin Hoffman, 2012"]Isto, 12.22.12. Drawing by and © Robin Hoffman, 2012[/caption] Then the Brotherhood filled the stage. Geoff Wiley, Artie Stiles, Jackson Lynch, Ernie Vega, Ernesto Gomez, Jerie Choi, Alex Battles (downstage left), and Pat Conte. From my seat I regretted that I could not see Rashad Brown at the piano. [caption id="attachment_2016" align="alignleft" width="490" caption="The Brotherhood of the Jug Band Blues, 12.22.12. Drawing by and © Robin Hoffman, 2012"]The Brotherhood of the Jug Band Blues, 12.22.12. Drawing by and © Robin Hoffman, 2012[/caption]

Alex Battles and the Whisky Rebellion, 03.19.12

Alex Battles and the Whisky Rebellion: Danny Mulligan, Andy Mullen, Larry Cook, Alex Battles, Kari Groff, Charlie Shaw, Shaky Dave, and Sam Samstandrea. [caption id="attachment_1835" align="aligncenter" width="490" caption="Alex Battles and the Whisky Rebellion, 03.19.12. Drawing by and © Robin Hoffman, 2012"]Alex Battles and the Whisky Rebellion, 03.19.12. Drawing by and © Robin Hoffman, 2012[/caption]

F Trains and G Strings’ Christmas Singalong, 12.23.11

F Trains and G Strings is a monthly show hosted by Emma Graves and Karen Duffy. The Christmas Singalong benefitted a local Red Hook charity.

Ernie Vega, Emma Graves, and Alex Battles:

[caption id="attachment_1794" align="aligncenter" width="490" caption="Ernie Vega, Emma Graves, and Alex Battles, 12.23.11. Drawing by and ©right Robin Hoffman, 2011"]Ernie Vega, Emma Graves, and Alex Battles, 12.23.11. Drawing by and &copyright Robin Hoffman, 2011[/caption]

Karen Duffy:

[caption id="attachment_1791" align="aligncenter" width="344" caption="Karen Duffy, 12.23.11. Drawing by and © Robin Hoffman, 2011"]Karen Duffy, 12.23.11. Drawing by and © Robin Hoffman, 2011[/caption]

Michael Parrish and Shaky Dave

[caption id="attachment_1792" align="aligncenter" width="414" caption="Michael Parrish and Shaky Dave, 12.23.11. Drawing by and © Robin Hoffman, 2011"]Michael Parrish and Shaky Dave, 12.23.11. Drawing by and © Robin Hoffman, 2011[/caption] Larry Cook accompanied Alex Battles: [caption id="attachment_1790" align="aligncenter" width="341" caption="Larry Cook and Alex Battles, 12.23.11. Drawing by and © Robin Hoffman, 2011"]Larry Cook and Alex Battles, 12.23.11. Drawing by and © Robin Hoffman, 2011[/caption] My own debut on the Jalopy stage, captured by guest UkuleleChicken artist Ernie Vega! Robin Hoffman and Emma Graves: [caption id="attachment_1793" align="aligncenter" width="490" caption="Robin Hoffman and Emma Graves, 12.23.11. Drawing by and © Ernie Vega, 2011"]Robin Hoffman and Emma Graves, 12.23.11. Drawing by and © Ernie Vega, 2011[/caption] Happy New Year, everyone!

Alex Battles, Stephanie Jenkins, and Ernie Vega, 04.22.11

The Celebrated Song Circle; featuring Alex Battles, Stephanie Jenkins, and Ernie Vega. [caption id="attachment_1732" align="aligncenter" width="490" caption="Alex Battles, Stephanie Jenkins, and Ernie Vega; 04.22.11. Drawing by and © Robin Hoffman, 2011"]Alex Battles, Stephanie Jenkins, and Ernie Vega; 04.22.11. Drawing by and © Robin Hoffman, 2011[/caption]