Thursday, April 24, 2014

Show Notes

Next up for us: A week from Saturday, the "Titan of the Telecaster" ...Bill Kirchen

Bill will be performing with the same two musicians he was here with twice previously. Both of these shows were among my all-time favorites. It is worth the price of admission just to hear what is usually one of his last songs - the song he is famous for - Hot Rod Lincoln. He is the writer of the song, and while it has been covered by many artists, it has never been duplicated.

I hope I'm not spoiling anything or anyone. Sometimes the rendition can be as short as 10 minutes... sometimes it's as long as half an hour. During the song, he will cover many, many, many historic guitars. Most of most of us would recognize that guitar in three notes, without a word being spoken. Rolling Stone called the rendition “epic.”

Of the many things Bill is famous for, he co-founded Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen in 1967. They recorded seven albums for Paramount and Warner Brothers, one of which (Live From Deep in the Heart of Texas) rightfully made Rolling Stone’s list of the “100 Best Albums of All Time.”

He has been nominated as a guitarist, a singer and a songwriter for a Grammy. His career has spanned over 40 years and includes guitar work with Nick Lowe, Emmylou Harris, Doug Sahm, Elvis Costello and many more. He celebrates an American musical tradition where rock 'n' roll and country music draws upon its origins in blues and bluegrass, Western swing from Texas and California honky-tonk. I could go on for a longtime. You can get his full bio right here.

Bill Kirchen, King of Dieselbilly, talks Tele! (All you guitar nuts have to see this!)

With it being a Saturday (May 3rd), this will be an 8pm start. There are still tickets available. Don't miss it.

To everyone that attended the Sam Llanas show, thanks for another sell out! Sam played for almost 3 hours. That voice is classic! All the old BoDeans hits were not too shabby either. We will do this one again.

Looking ahead to future shows, please don't forget Eef Barzelay, of Clem Snide on Friday, June 13th. I'm sure will be following up on Eef's dossier in weeks to come.

In the next week, we will also be getting ready to announce one of our first fall shows, "The Brothers Comatose" from the West Coast.

Stay tuned.

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