Titan of The Telecaster

Fun show tonight and we had a chance to chat with Bill Kirchen, the TItan of The Telecaster, as he was landing in Oakland in preparation for a couple of Bay Area shows.  The first one on Friday April 26 will be held at the Sebastapol Community Center.  The second local show will be on Saturday April 27 at 142 Throckmorton in Mill Valley.  Bill’s shows are always very high energy and driven by great music.  He will take you around the block and then some with his fantastic guitar playing.  For everyone who thought a telecaster was a simple tool of the twang, you need to catch Bill Kirchen bringing his to life.  Thanks for talking with us, Bill.  It was a real treat.

We also got a copy of the new CD from 77 El Deora.  77 El Deora’s Maurice Tani drove a copy out to us recently.  The whold CD is really good listening music.  They do a great cover of the Chuck Berry tune “Nadine” in a very unexpected style.  However, with the “twang noir” of 77 El Deora, they do nail it.  Make sure to tune in to KWMR on Monday April 29, 6:30 – 8:30.  Amanda will be interviewing Maurice on her show “Release Me.”  Maurice Tani and 77 El Deora will also be performing on May 4 at Studio 55 in Marin.

Tonight’s playlist

Artist Cut Album Label
Tim Hus Bakersfield Music Bushpilot Buckaroo Stony Plain Records
77 El Deora When I’m Drinking I Ain’t Thinking Blue Line Western Independent Recordings
Son Volt Bakersfield Honky Tonk Rounder
Gary Paxton Bakersfield Bakersfield Rebels Ace Records
Chris Hillman Bakersfield Bound Bakersfield Bound Sugarhill
Bill Kirchen Down to Seeds and Stems Again Seeds and Stems Proper Records
Dwight Yoakam Streets Of Bakersfield Live From Austin Texas New West
The Jazz Butcher Bakersfield The Jazz Butcher’s Free Lunch Rev-Ola
Red Meat Midwest Blues Alameda County Line Ranchero Records
Deke Dickerson & The Ecco-Fonics Beat Out My Love Rhythm Rhyme And Truth Shout!
Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys Hey Lowdown! Night Tide Shout! Factory
Dave Alvin Ashgrove Ashgrove Yep Roc
Dave Alvin Sinful Daughter Ashgrove Yep Roc
Cowboy Junkies Ooh Las Vegas Return of the Greivous Angel, a tribute to Gram Parsons Almo
Neko Case Thrice All American Furnace Room Lullaby Anti/Epitaph
Neko Case The Tigers Have Spoken The Tigers Have Spoken Anti/Epitaph
Billy Mize Solid Sender That’ll Flat Git It, Vol. 9 (DECCA) Bear Family Records GmbH
Wynn Stewart It’s Such a Pretty World Today It’s Such a Pretty World Today Capitol
Joe & Rose Lee Maphis Dim Lights, Thick Smoke (And Loud, Loud Music) Swing West Vol. 1 – Bakersfield Razor & Tie
Bill Kirchen Truck Stop At The End Of The World Seeds and Stems Proper Records
Red Simpson Hello I’m A Truck Hello I’m a Truck Gusto Records
Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen Mama Hated Diesels Hot Licks and Cold Steel MCA
Red Meat Truck Drivin’ Man Live At The World’s Smallest Honky Tonk Ranchero Records
Joe Maphis Invitation to the Blues The Amazing Joe Maphis Starday
Dwight Yoakam Dim Lights Thick Smoke Loud Music 3 Pears Warner Bros.
Ruby Dee & The Snakehandlers Make It Last North of Bakersfield Dionysus Records

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  1. Gotta love the telecaster!

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