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‘TITAN OF THE TELECASTER’ BILL KIRCHEN TO PLAY RARE SOLO SHOW IN ASHEVILLE
If Nick Lowe’s Party of One is an all-time favorite, and if you’re hip to Elvis Costello’s sets at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, then you won’t want to miss one of the most enduring and revered guitarists for those and other duties when he brings his solo show to the Weinhaus in downtown Asheville on Sunday, September 22.
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.
Johnny Cash - "I think he's great."
Nick Lowe - "A devastating culmination of the elegant and the funky, a really sensational musician with enormous depth."
Pop Matters - "He is one of the singular instrumental stylists of American roots music, and to hear his sound once is to have it indelibly etched on one’s musical memory."
Austin-American Statesman - "Bill Kirchen rules, it's just that simple...scorching guitar runs in all directions..."
Who: Bill Kirchen
When: Sunday, September 22nd, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Weinhaus, 86 Patton Avenue (across from Pritchard Park)