Bill Kirchen & Redd Volkaert: Two Telecaster Masters in Concert!
227 Maple Ave E
Vienna, VA, 22180
Doors 6:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
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.
Bill Kirchen rules, it’s just that simple. [His] no-nonsense guitar attack, powered by that great booming, bottom-heavy lics still covered with axle grease, is undoubtedly the real thing, scattering schorching guitar runs in all directions, it’s all immediate, in your face, and more than a little dangerous. — Austin American-Statesman
"You wanna know who the best guitar player in the world is....it's a guy named Redd Volkaert" -Bugs Henderson
Redd Volkaert is a master of the Telecaster with an impressive resume that includes fronting the superstar hillbilly band the Twangbangers with Bill Kirchen and, lead guitar duties for Merle Haggard.
Redd Volkaert (born 1958) was a successor to Roy Nichols in Merle Haggard's backing band, and is "among the country’s top Telecaster guitar slingers.". Volkaert won a 2009 Grammy for Best Country Instrumental Performance. He is a top notch player and session musician and has played with some of the biggest names in music history.
Redd has some great country guitar lessons. He goes over Chicken Pickin, Stolen Licks, and shows you a bunch of great quick licks to throw into your country or blues playing.
GA $25 | Premier $25 | Premier Plus $25
• Full dinner and drink menu available
• The Premier Plus section is a raised area with great views and reserved seats and tables. There is a dedicated server for faster service