Tied to the Wheel

Tied to the Wheel

by Bill Kirchen

CD

Overview

Though he's plowed roughly the same furrow for more than 20 years, Bill Kirchen's brand of dieselbilly/high-octane country has yet to grow stale. Here, with the same rhythm section from 1999's Raise Up a Ruckus, he offers another set of choice covers and a handful of originals. Red Simpson's forlorn ballad "Roll Truck Roll" and Blackie Farrell's "One More Hour of Blues" are vintage Bakersfield country and, oddly enough, fit perfectly well with a straight reading of Dylan's "Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues" and the lightning-fast newgrass of "How Mountain Girls Can Love" (with drummer Jack O'Dell on lead). The previously unheard Commander Cody era "Truck Stop at the End of the World" is Kirchen at his best -- smokin' Telecaster licks and clever lyrics with a sense of humor. The instrumental "Poultry in Motion" is a showcase for his version of chicken-pickin', the plucky playing style with roots in his hometown of Washington, D.C.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/21/2001
Label: Hightone Records
UPC: 0012928813822
catalogNumber: 8138

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bill Kirchen   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Bobby Black   Pedal Steel Guitar
Peter Bonta   Acoustic Guitar,Piano
Dudley Connell   Vocals
Austin DeLone   Piano
Johnny Castle   Bass,Vocal Harmony
Jeff Covert   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Jack O'Dell   Drums,Vocals
Tommy Detamore   Pedal Steel Guitar
Blackie Farrell   Rhythm Guitar

Technical Credits

Bill Kirchen   Producer
Peter Bonta   Engineer
Austin DeLone   Vibe Master
Jeff Covert   Engineer
Tommy Detamore   Engineer
R. Lee   Composer
R. Rakes   Composer

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