Upon tallying how many decades he’s worked as a professional guitar slinger, Telecaster master Bill Kirchen quips, “Well, they don't make 50 years like they used to.” They don’t often make careers like his, either. From birthing the Americana genre with the original “hippie country band,” Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen, this affable Austinite has been everywhere, man, flying alongside some of the planet’s coolest cats — including the Jesus of Cool, Nick Lowe, and Lowe’s old protégé, Elvis Costello. Somewhere between steering Commander Cody’s “Hot Rod Lincoln” into a top-10 hit and scoring a Grammy nomination for Best Country Instrumental Performance, Kirchen dubbed his sound “dieselbilly,” wrapping his fondness for country’s truck-driving song subgenre (as in big rigs, not pickups), its intersection with the Bakersfield Sound and his own name into one memorable moniker. Kirchen’s right-place-at-the-right-time career has put him at the forefront of many musical movements, including outlaw country; Commander Cody’s 1974 album, Live from Deep in the Heart of Texas, recorded at Austin’s legendary Armadillo World Headquarters, made Rolling Stone’s 100 Best Albums of All Time list.
Beats Walkin' has been playing western swing for over 20 years. The band covers the music of Bob Wills, Asleep at the Wheel, Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen, Hank Williams, and many more. Beats Walkin' feartues Lindsay Gilmour on vocals, Jim Cohen on pedal steel and guitar, Wendi Bourne on vocals and guitar, Dan Gold on bass and vocals, Chuck Lindsey on drums and vocals, and Michael Salsburg on fiddle. Because in Texas swing, you GOTTA have a fiddle.
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