A holiday honky-tonk homecoming for the Commander Cody guitarist
Bill Kirchen is an Ann Arbor-bred guitar god, a Telecaster titan who whirls through a whole gallery of country and rock styles over the course of an evening. After a stint as lead guitarist with Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen, he's gone on to an acclaimed solo career, and when he returns to town at the holidays his concerts turn into joyous reunions celebrating the glory days of the Ann Arbor honky-tonk scene, with special guests often on hand. Some things haven't changed—the Austin American-Statesman recently praised his "no-nonsense diesel guitar attack, powered by great booming, bottom-heavy licks still covered with axle grease." But Bill has evolved into a very funny rockabilly and country songwriter as well. This honky-tonk holiday show, which has often featured special guests, will get you in the mood for New Year's Eve a few weeks early!