Bill Kirchen
Saturday, June 26, 2010, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)rockabilly, dieselbilly & truck stop rock $20.50 advance / $21.50 at doorPurchase tickets online
June 26 8:00 pm

Come hitch a ride to honky-tonk heaven with Bill Kirchen, as the "Titan of the Telecaster" and his red-hot band perform old favorites and newly penned originals, including selections from his new all-star duet CD, Word to the Wise. With his scorching guitar runs and elegant twang, Bill celebrates an American tradition where country music draws upon its origins in blues and bluegrass, and in the western swing of Texas and California honky-tonks, infusing rockabilly music with an irresistible blend of hard-core devotion and flat-out fun. A great showman as well as one of the hottest guitar-slingers ever to blow the roof off the Freight, he is simply not to be missed.

Bill first gained renown as lead guitarist for Commander Cody & his Lost Planet Airmen, the renegade country-rock band that tuned a whole generation in to the joys of unvarnished rockabilly music. It was Bill's Telecaster guitar that drove "Hot Rod Lincoln" up the Grapevine Hill onto the Top Ten single recording charts in 1972.

Tonight, joined by songwriter Blackie Farrell on rhythm guitar and vocalist Chris O'Connell (Asleep at the Wheel), Bill will be playing that same Telecaster, as he continues to polish his reputation as one of America's premier roots-rock musicians, rousing that rebel rockabilly trucker that slumbers deep inside us all.

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