Bill Kirchen, “The Titan of The Telecaster,” will be performing two Big Island shows – March 30 at the Honokaa People’s Theatre, and on March 31 at Gertrude’s Jazz Bar in Kona. Ticket info below.
Grammy nominated guitarist, singer and songwriter Bill Kirchen is one of the fortunate few who can step on any stage, play those trademark licks which drove the seminal Commander Cody classic “Hot Rod Lincoln” into the Top Ten nationwide, and elicit instant recognition. Named a “Titan of the Telecaster” by Guitar Player Magazine, he celebrates a musical tradition that embraces rock ‘n’ roll, blues and bluegrass, Texas Western swing and California honky-tonk. Nick Lowe describes Bill as “… a devastating culmination of the elegant and funky… a really sensational musician, with enormous depth.”
Bill received his Grammy nomination in 2001. A winner of multiple Wammies over the years, in 2002 he was one of three artists inducted into the Washington D.C. Area Music Association Hall of Fame along with Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters) and John Philip Sousa.
Bill is an architect of what is now known as Roots Rock ‘n’ Roll and Americana, and still continues to be one of its most active proponents, playing, writing and performing throughout the world.
If You Go
Big Island Tour Dates
Honoka’a Peoples Theatre
When: March 30, Saturday
Where: 45-3574 Mamane St. Honoka’a, HI 96727
Tickets: $40. Gen. Adm. $55. Gold Circle
Doors: 6:00 pm. Show: 7:00 pm.
Gertrude’s Jazz Bar
When: March 31, Sunday
Where: 75-5699 Alii Dr. Kailua-Kona, Hi. 96740
Info: 808-896-4845 Venue: 808-327-5299
Tickets: $40. Gen. Adm. Adv.
Show: 7:00 pm.
Big Island Ticket Outlets & Information
Online information, tickets and VIP: www.bluesbearhawaii.com or call: 808-896-4845.
Hilo Ukulele & Guitars, Hilo Music Exchange – Hilo; Rogers Guitars, Kea’au, Kona Music Exchange – Kailua-Kona; Kiernan’s Music – Old Town Kainaliu; Waimea General Store – Parker Square, Kamuela; Top Stitch – Honoka’a;
Artist Website: www.billkirchen.com