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.
Come see Kirchen and his band Too Much Fun play the Hangar June 26th. Tickets will be $20 in advance and 25$ at the door.
Doors at 7pm Show at 8pm. Special guests NOUVEAUX HONKEYS will open the show. We also have two weekend passes to the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival that will be raffled off at the show.
Robbie Fulks and His Band come to the Hangar on Saturday May 7th
Robbie plays by nobody’s rules–except the ones he hears in his head. He is prodigiously talented, with the soul of a country singer and the mind of a vaudevillian. Besides, his scorn for the music industry makes ours look positively prosaic. But don’t let that make you lose sight of THE SONGS.
Traditional Appalachian and Delta music lay the groundwork, but its injected with a heavy dose of the contemporary, good-times-roll kind of spit and vinegar the band has become known for over the years.
“They infuse the idiom of their shared heritage with an urgent and hungry freshness, lifting their voices in tightly wound harmony, picking and singing with Pentecostal fervor.”
“The band infuses their grassy tornado with brazen punk attitude and catchy pop structure, while simultaneously remaining vehemently sincere.” -Pitchfork
[Austin Chronicle] By Jim Caligiuri James McMurtry makes up stories and sets them to music. New album Complicated Game, his first studio album since 2008’s Just Us Kids, breaks fresh ground sonically and finds the 52-year-old Austinite digging deeper than ever into relationships and the human condition