Mon 20th Mar at 7:00pm
@ The Earl Haig Club, Cardiff
Also appearing: Austin De Lone
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Bill Kirchen, Austin De Lone
"The Earl Haig Memorial Club
Bill Kirchen and Austin de Lone Live at The Haig
Support by GLAS (Band)
Tickets £10 from the club or James Oliver ( 07527 920898)
The titan of the Telecaster with the godfather of British pub rock!
This will be one of the best gigs you'll see this year!
Bill Kirchen and Austin de Lone team up for a hands -across-the-Atlantic collection with their new studio album, Transatlanticana, out on August 26, 2016 on Red House Records. This long-overdue re-lease unites the pioneers of two major musical movements: Kirchen co-founded the original “Ameri - cana” band, Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen, and his trademark Telecaster licks drove their hit “Hot Rod Lincoln” into the Top 10 in 1972. De Lone dropped out of Harvard to start Eggs Over Easy, moving to London and recording with Jimi Hendrix’s producer/manager and The Animals’ bass player Chas Chandler in 1970. The Eggs are the progenitors of British pub rock, the first link in the chain to punk rock, new wave and beyond.
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.
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Bill Kirchen plays American roots music. He received a Grammy nomination for Best Country Instrumental Performance 2001. A Titan of the Telecaster guitar (Guitar Player magazine May 1998 & June 2002), he celebrates an American musical tradition where country music draws upon its origins in blues and bluegrass, and in the Western swing of Texas and California honky tonks. Bill Kirchen first gained renown as lead guitarist and a vocalist for Commander Cody & his Lost Planet Airmen, the renegade country-rock band that tuned a whole generation of rock fans into the joys of unvarnished country, boogie and rockabilly.
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