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AN EVENING WITH BILL KIRCHEN AT THE WELLSVILLE CREATIVE ARTS CENTER

AN EVENING WITH BILL KIRCHEN AT

THE WELLSVILLE CREATIVE ARTS CENTER

 

WELLSVILLE,NY-Bill Kirchen will be performing solo on Friday, June 15th, at the Wellsville Creative Arts Center.  Show starts at 8pm.  Advanced tickets are $22 ($24 at door).  Tickets may be purchased online at www.WellsvilleCreativeArtsCenter.com or at the Arts Center Coffee House.  For more information visit the website or call (585) 593-3000.

 

Grammy nominated guitarist, singer, and songwriter Bill Kirchen 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, bluegrass, Texas Western swing, and California honky-tonk.  

 

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 and John Philip Sousa.

 

Bill is an architect of what is 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.

 

In demand on the lecture circuit, he has spoken at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. as part of the “Electrified, Amplified and Deified — The Electric Guitar” exhibition and at Renssalaer Polytech Institute in Troy, NY.  He was interviewed on the national TV special “Yesterday and Today: Honky Tonk & Western Swing” at the Broken Spoke in Austin, TX, where he performed along with Hank Thompson, Doug Sahm, Don Walser and more.  Bill was a keynote speaker at the International Conference on Elvis Presley in Memphis and currently finds time to lead workshops and instruct at Jorma Kaukonen’s Fur Peace Ranch and the Augusta Heritage Center.

 

“…A devastating culmination of the elegant and funky… a really sensational musician, with enormous depth.” -Nick Lowe

 

“Bill Kirchen rules.  It’s just that simple…” -AMERICAN-STATESMAN, Austin, TX

 

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