The return of the “titan of the telecaster” guitar , Bill Kirchen with his regular band.
BILL KIRCHEN. 2023 UK and Europe tour.
From Austin, Texas, here comes the great Bill Kirchen putting rubber on the road to the delight of his fans and playing right here for you with his usual UK touring band of Paul Riley (bass) and Malcolm Mills (drums).
The Grammy nominated guitarist, singer and songwriter is one of the fortunate few who can step on any stage, play those trademark licks which drove the seminal Commander Cody classic Hot Rod Lincoln into the Top Ten nationwide, and elicit instant recognition. Named a “Titan of the Telecaster” by Guitar Player Magazine, he celebrates a musical tradition that embraces rock ‘n’ roll, blues and bluegrass, Texas Western swing and California honky-tonk. Nick Lowe describes Bill as “… a devastating culmination of the elegant and funky… a really sensational musician, with enormous depth.” Johnny Cash simply said “I think he’s great”.
Bill received his Grammy nomination in 2001. A winner of multiple Wammies over the years, in 2002 he was one of three artists inducted into the Washington D.C. Area Music Association Hall of Fame along with Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters) and John Philip Sousa.
He is doubtlessly an architect of what is now known as Roots Rock ‘n’ Roll and Americana and continues to be one of its most active proponents, playing, writing and performing throughout the world.
Justly famous for his indelible Telecaster sound, Bill Kirchen has been everywhere over the span of a 50-plus-year career. He was a founding member and long-serving lead guitar player of the infamous Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen. After those heady times he has released eight solo albums and has recorded and performed with the likes of Nick Lowe, Doug Sahm, Gene Vincent, Elvis Costello, Dan Hicks, Emmylou Harris, Bruce Hornsby and Link Wray.