Jimmie Dale Gilmore & Bill Kirchen
Staying in the world of exceptional original songs coupled with tasty renditions of timeless classics comes one of the great Texas tunesmiths, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, who, a few decades ago established himself as one of the heavyweights of the Texas songwriting scene alongside peers like Lyle Lovett, Nancy Griffith and of course, the late Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark.One needs to look no further than Gilmore albums like Spinning Around the Sun, After A While or One Endless Night to be reminded of the deep well of thoughtful and poetic original songs in his arsenal and his skillful interpretations of material from friends like Butch Hancock or a Hank Williams classic.
Appearing with Gilmore will be Telecaster ace Bill Kirchen, of Commander Cody and the Lost Planet Airmen fame, who made his debut at our festival in 2014. Kirchen is also a songwriter of considerable merit. Kirchen and Gilmore have been on the receiving end of rave reviews south of the border, and this appearance will be part of their first visit to Canada as a duo.
Grammy nominated guitarist, singer and songwriter Bill Kirchen celebrates Americas
musical traditions of rock n roll, Western swing and California honky-tonk. Hes 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 Hoyt Axton, Elvis
Costello, Hazel Dickens, Bo Diddley, Sammy Hagar, Emmylou Harris, Linda Rondstadt,
Dan Hicks, Nick Lowe, Maria Muldaur, Doug Sahm, Danny Gatton, Gene Vincent and
Link Wray. One of the Commander Cody albums, Live From Deep in the Heart of
Texas, made Rolling Stones list of the 100 Best Albums of All Time. Bill has made 13
CDs with his own post-Cody bands, the most recent of which, Transatlanticana, stayed
on the Americana Top 40 Radio chart for 5 months, cracking the Top 10 in 2016.
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