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Bill Kirchen [Airmen Reunion]

Presented by HopMonk Tavern Novato at HopMonk Tavern Novato, Novato CA

Jun 30 2019
Bill Kirchen [Airmen Reunion]

Grammy-nominated Rock to Honky Tonk – Opener: The Quitters ft. Stevie Coyle

KC Turner Presents:
Cookout Concert Series

Bill Kirchen, featuring Bobby Black, John Tichy and Buffalo Bruce Barlow. Four Lost Planet Airmen Fly Again. Plus Austin de Lone and Paul Revelli.

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 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.

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, Barbara Mandrell, 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.

John Tichy, Ph.D., Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, is the Founding Father of the Lost Planet Airmen, playing with George Frayne, aka Commander Cody, in Ann Arbor since the early 1960’s. With a long list of publications and research for the National Science Foundation and NASA, he also continues to gig steadily, presumably with the research objective of rocking your ass off.

Buffalo Bruce Barlow, bass player with Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen, plays blues, rock ’n’ roll, country & Western, Western Swing, and a whole lot of boogie woogie. He’s played with Chicago bluesmen Magic Sam, Luther Allison, Sam Lay, Elvin Bishop, James Cotton, Charlie Musselwhite, Matt Guitar Murphy, Albert Collins, John Lee Hooker plus Byrds frontman Roger McGuinn and hit singer-songwriter Hoyt Axton.

It is recommended that you be there or be square.


General Admission – $25
General Admission + Cookout Meal w/ Beverage – $43
Reserved Picnic Table for 10 includes Cookout Meal w/ Beverages – $430
Plus fees, All Ages

Contact: 415.892.6200


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Additional time info:

6:00 pm


HopMonk Tavern Novato

224 Vintage Way, Novato, CA 94945

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