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JUMPIN HOT CLUB presents:

BILL KIRCHEN TRIO

Details

  • Date: Tue 26 Jul 2022
  • Venue: Cluny 2
  • Advance tickets: £15.00
  • Doors: 8pm

Upon tallying how many decades he’s worked as a professional guitar slinger, American Telecaster master Bill Kirchen quips, “Well, they don’t make 50 years like they used to.” They don’t often make careers like his, either.

From performing with his “Who Knows Pickers” jug band in Ann Arbor High School’s senior talent show (also on the program: the future Iggy Pop), to birthing the Americana genre with the original “hippie country band,” Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen, this affable Austinite has been everywhere, man, flying alongside some of the planet’s coolest cats — including Nick Lowe, and Lowe’s old protégé, Elvis Costello.

Somewhere between steering Commander Cody’s “Hot Rod Lincoln” into a top-10 hit and scoring a Grammy nomination for Best Country Instrumental Performance, Bill Kirchen dubbed his sound “dieselbilly,” wrapping his fondness for country’s truck-driving song subgenre (as in big rigs, not pickups), its intersection with the Bakersfield Sound and his own name into one memorable moniker.

The band is touring as a trio including Paul “Bassman” Riley and Malcolm Mills

 

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