One More Song Benefit Concert: Bill Kirchen w/ Wayne Lee Ray
October 19, 2019 7:00 pm
Saturday October 19, 2019
One More Song Benefit Concert
featuring: Bill Kirchen & Too Much Fun
w/ Wayne Lee Ray
All ticket proceeds benefit the Music Therapy Department of the Blue Ridge Hospice.
B Chord Brewing
7pm Door Music 8pm
$15 Advance $20 Day of Show
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. One of the Commander Cody albums, Live From Deep in the Heart of Texas, made Rolling Stone’s 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.
Wayne Lee Ray- Five-piece honky tonk, outlaw country and Americana band serving up the best from Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and more!
Named for their legendary hard-drinkin’, forever honky-tonkin’, chronically-absent – and fictional – lead juice harp player, Wayne Lee Ray represents the outlaw in all of us. Hailing from Winchester, Virginia, this five-piece band of brothers has energized local audiences, bringing their hard-edged, twangy telecaster and harmonica-driven sound to favorite tunes by Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, Billy Joe Shaver, Willie Nelson and other outlaw country favorites. Led by vocalist/guitarist “Johnny Lee Ray” Genthner, the band features the hard-blowin’ harp and vocals of “Scotty Lee Ray” Pardue, “Gerry Lee Ray” Kinzie on guitar and background vocals, “Davey Lee Ray” Hurt on bass and “Donnie Lee Ray” Hess on drums.