Bill Kirchen, Andy Stein, Bobby Black, John Tichy, Buffalo Bruce Barlow, plus Austin de Lone
Thu. June 27 at 7:30pm
$20 adv./$20 door seated <21 w/parent
Soaring out of Commander Cody & The Lost Planet Airmen.
Check out their stunning mini-bios:
Bill Kirchen: Grammy nominated guitarist, singer and songwriter Bill Kirchen celebrates America's musical traditions of rock ‘n' roll, Western swing and California honky-tonk. He's been called a “Titan of the Telecaster” by Guitar Player Magazine, “an American treasure” and “one of our best” by Rolling Stone Magazine. Kirchen co-founded the original Americana band, Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen. His telecaster licks drove their version of “Hot Rod Lincoln” into the Top Ten of 1972. He has recorded and/or played guitar with a who's who of roots music, among them Elvis Costello, Emmylou Harris, Linda Rondstadt, Dan Hicks, Nick Lowe and more.
Andy Stein: Our 2-time Grammy winner joined Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen in 1968 when Kirchen spotted him jamming at a coffee house with future Prairie Home Companion original Bill Hinkley. Two decades later Andy began his 22-year run on Prairie Home Companion's weekly national broadcasts with Garrison Keillor. Post CC & his LPA, Andy continued his unique quadruple-threat career, playing, writing and arranging for top names in Pop, Jazz, Classical and Country fields. Here are a few: Bob Dylan, Sir Paul McCartney, Wynton Marsalis, Jon Hendricks, Aretha Franklin, Madonna, Mariah Carey, Ray Charles, B. B. King, Tony Bennett, Carole King, James Taylor, Michael Jackson, Merle Haggard, Placido Domingo, Itzhak Perlman etc. Andy sez: “But right now I'm right here back with my old buddies. The Best.”
Bobby Black: Master steel guitarist Bobby Black has played and recorded with an astonishing number of the stars of country music, from his pal George Jones' very first recordings in 1953, to Ray Price, Lefty Frizzell, Webb Pierce, Asleep At The Wheel, Doug Sahm, and many more. Bobby has appeared on more than 130 albums, with artists from Asleep at the Wheel, New Riders of the Purple Sage, and Elvin Bishop to Tom Waits. He was inducted into the Western Swing Hall of Fame in 1997, and the Steel Guitar Hall of Fame in 2004.
John Tichy: Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is a Founding Father of the Lost Planet Airmen. With a long list of publications and research for NASA, he also continues to gig steadily, presumably with the research objective of rocking your ass off. Tichy is listed in the Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll (1998) for his work as singer, songwriter and guitarist.
Buffalo Bruce Barlow : bass player with Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen, plays blues, rock 'n' roll, country & Western, and a whole lot of boogie-woogie. He's played with Chicago bluesmen Magic Sam, Elvin Bishop, James Cotton, Charlie Musselwhite, Albert Collins, John Lee Hooker plus Roger McGuinn and Hoyt Axton.
Artist sites and sounds:
www.billkirchen.com and www.andysteinmusic.com