SONGWRITERS WILL SURELY BENEFIT FROM THE FREE WORKSHOP WITH GRAMMY NOMINEE BILL KIRCHEN!
Kirchen has worked with Elvis Costello, Nick Lowe and many many more!
Bill Kirchen with Tim Reynolds (of the Dave Matthews Band)
BARBOURSVILLE, WV, MORGANTOWN, WV, MARIETTA OHIO AND CANTON TOO
|The "Titan of the Telecaster", Mr "Hot Rod Lincoln" himself, teams up with WV's "Sultan of Sardonic" for a handful of dynamic evenings full of twisted stories and distraction packed folk rock-a-country-twang-a-bil|
**Thursday May 2 - 7PM
Barboursville WV – Route 60 Music
Call 304.736.7466 for tickets
**Friday May 3 -8PM
Marietta Ohio -The Adelphia Music Hall
**Saturday May 4 (Guitar/Songwriter Workshop) 12noon
Marietta Ohio - The Colony Theatre
This workshop is free and brought to you by
The Ohio Arts Council
**Saturday May 4th - 8PM
Morgantown WV– The Monongalia Arts Center (MAC)
**Sunday May 5th -8PM
Canton, OH The Kathleen Howland Theatre
Part of the "Don Dixon's Basement" series
Don Dixon will serve as host and perform along!
EXPERIENCE THEIR WORK
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. His current CD Word To The Wise on Proper American features duets with many of these artists he's worked with, including Elvis, Nick, Maria Muldaur and Dan Hicks.
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."
No Depression - "You might call [Hot Rod Lincoln] the Triumph of the Telecaster. Then again, you might say that about Kirchen's whole career."
3rd Coast Music - "Most discographies have their ups and downs, but Bill Kirchen's albums just get better and better."
San Francisco Chronicle - "Kirchen can count on the respect of anybody who knows his work."
Puremusic.com - "one of the classic American artists."
Austin-American Statesman - "Bill Kirchen rules, it's just that simple...scorching guitar runs in all directions..."
Indy Week - "one of the best guitarists in the land"
Vintage Guitar Magazine - "an American treasure"
"Defying gravity and age, Todd just gets better. This collection includes songs that no one else could have conceived, much less written. Todd belongs in the company of Peter Stampfel, Todd Snider and Paul Thorn with Roger Miller winking from beyond. Dixon, O'Brien and Malone put up the perfect front to make it all seem so normal.
Look upon his works, ye Mighty, and despair!"
Larry Groce – Host of NPR’s Mountain Stage
Todd Burge's songs are mostly stories that inhabit his invented characters. The scat singing and lyrical humor lighten the mood of some heavy subjects, letting his insights sneak up on you. Producer Don Dixon said, "With wit and pathos in equal measure, Todd Burge takes on subjects in his songs that never occur to most folks. Subjects too quirky, too controversial, too obtuse for most writers to get a handle on”. Over the last three decades, Burge, has played everything from Alternative/Punk Rock to Bluegrass, performing over 100 shows per year in venues as diverse as CBGB’s with his band 63 Eyes, to the The Country Music Hall of Fame and the Kennedy Center. He is a repeat guest on NPR's Mountain Stage and has been called the “dean of WV songwriters”, by the show’s host, Larry Groce. Burge has performed and toured with Tim O’Brien, Kathy Mattea, Lucinda Williams, Bela Fleck, Mike Seeger, Larry Groce, Ricky Skaggs and many others. In 2013 he is getting together with Bill "Hot Rod Lincoln" Kirchen for a few duo concerts.
In 2012, Burge released two CDs, One for grownups entitled “Building Characters” produced by Don Dixon (R.E.M. Mary Chapin Carpenter) and featuring Tim O’Brien (Hot Rize, Mark Knopfler, Steve Martin) and one for children entitled “Character Building”. The Children’s CD will serve as an ongoing fundraiser for The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network. His high energy shows are packed with songs and stories of bizarre characters and critters, from dogs to sharks to humans and beyond. Burge has the ability to twist his catchy tunes into something we can all relate to. Todd Burge also hosts his own radio show and podcast, Songwriter Night with Todd Burge. He resides with his wife Lisa and two young children, Sophia (7) and William (9) in Parkersburg WV.
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