Grammy nominated guitarist, singer and songwriter Bill Kirchen is one of the fortunate few who can step onto any stage, play those trademark licks that drove his seminal Commander Cody classic Hot Rod Lincoln into the Top Ten, and elicit instant recognition for a career that has spanned over 40 years and includes guitar work with Nick Lowe, Emmylou Harris, Doug Sahm, Elvis Costello and many more. Named “A Titan of the Telecaster” by Guitar Player Magazine, 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.
Bill Kirchen rules, it’s just that simple. [His] no-nonsense guitar attack, powered by that great booming, bottom-heavy lics still covered with axle grease, is undoubtedly the real thing, scattering schorching guitar runs in all directions, it’s all immediate, in your face, and more than a little dangerous. — Austin American-Statesman