Burnside Album Details

Uncle Monk, Uncle Monk

This is the debut album by Uncle Monk, the new bluegrass duo featuring Tommy Ramone and Claudia Tienan. Uncle Monk’s music is rooted in old-time and bluegrass influences. To this mix they have added unique musical textures to create a sound with a new sensibility. Tommy Ramone formed the rock group Ramones in 1973 and participated in the birth of New Wave, Punk Rock, and Alternative music. Claudia Tienan, originally from Minneapolis, was a member of the Simplistics. “There is life after the Ramones, but who knew that its sound would be bluegrass? Tommy Ramone plays a mean mandolin in this new acoustic duo, singing tautly written songs with tenderness about the comforts and subtle politics of home life.” The New York Times “Ramone and Tienan serve it up pretty straight and solid -- This stuff is real.” Time Out New York