Bill Kirchen
Friday, May 27, 2011, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)rockabilly & truck stop rock from the titan of the Telecaster $20.50 advance / $22.50 at doorPurchase tickets online
May 27 8:00 pm

Come hitch a ride to honky-tonk heaven with Bill Kirchen, as the "Titan of the Telecaster" and his band Too Much Fun perform old favorites and newly penned originals, including selections from Word to the Wise, his 2010 all-star duet CD. 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.

Jack London Odell (drums) and Maurice Martin Cridlin (bass), join Bill 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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