Bill Kirchen
Blackie Farrell opensFriday, November 6, 2009, 8:00 pm a titan of the Telecaster $18.50 advance / $19.50 at door
November 06 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 hit CD, Hammer of the Honky-Tonk Gods. 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, Bill puts on a show you won't want to miss.

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 record charts in 1972. Bill will be playing that same Telecaster tonight, 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.

Singer/songwriter Blackie Farrell, a longtime collaborator with Bill who penned such classics as "Mama Hated Diesels" and "Sonora's Death Row," opens the show.

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