Grammy-nominated guitarist, singer and songwriter Bill Kirchen was dubbed “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.”
Bill is an architect of what is now known as Roots Rock ‘n’ Roll and Americana and still 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 40-plus-year career: he was a founding member of the legendary Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen; he released eight critically acclaimed solo albums; he toured internationally with Nick Lowe and has performed with Doug Sahm, Gene Vincent, Elvis Costello, Dan Hicks, Emmylou Harris, Bruce Hornsby and Link Wray.
“I think he’s great …” – Johnny Cash
“Like an impassioned preacher in a souped-up convertible, Kirchen described passing Muddy Waters, Link Wray, Merle
Haggard, BB King, Carl Perkins, Jimi Hendrix and more, nodding in tribute to each one with a perfect guitar quotation as he drove by … Bill Kirchen took everyone for the ride of their lives in his Hot Rod Lincoln.” – Rolling Stone