Uncle Monk

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Uncle Monk was an American bluegrass band.

The band's two members were Tommy Ramone, an original member of the Ramones, and Claudia Tienan, a guitarist, bassist and vocalist formerly with an alternative band, The Simplistics.[1]

Uncle Monk released one album, also named Uncle Monk (March 2006). Tommy Ramone wrote to Jari-Pekka Laitio-Ramone in 2012-2014, that Uncle Monk are working with their second album. Tommy wrote: "Yes, Claudia and I are finishing up the next record. There will be indie songs, bluegrass songs, old-time songs, romantic songs, and unclassifiable songs", Tommy explained to Jari-Pekka who run Ramones' page http://www.ramonesheaven.com.[2] Album never got finished.

Ramone died at his home in Queens, New York City, on July 11, 2014, aged 65.[3]


  1. ^ Winborne, Josh (June 25, 2008). "Punk rock legend enjoying venture into old-time music". Tri-Lakes Tribune, branson.com. Retrieved 2008-07-18. 
  2. ^ Laitio-Ramone, Jari-Pekka (October 1, 2012). "Tommy Ramone's and Claudia Tienan's band Uncle Monk". Tommy Ramone's and Claudia Tienan's band Uncle Monk. Jari-Pekka Laitio-Ramone. Retrieved 2016-01-01. 
  3. ^ Sisario, Ben (July 12, 2014). "Tommy Ramone Dies at 65; He Gave Punk Rock Its Pulse". The New York Times. Retrieved July 12, 2014. 

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