On Saturday, October 19, a rare opportunity to see Grammy nominated guitarist, singer, and songwriter Bill Kirchen, with his band Too Much Fun at B Chord Brewing Company.  Joined by local band, Wayne Lee Ray, proceeds from the event benefit the Music Therapy Department of Blue Ridge Hospice.  The concert will be held at B Chord Brewing Company in Roundhill, VA and tickets are $15 ($20 at door) from Eventbrite.

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.  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.

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.

All proceeds from the concert benefit the Music Therapy department at Blue Ridge Hospice.  Music promotes a state of relaxation and improves sleep; it can alleviate pain, reduce anxiety, and elevate moods.  Music often fosters feelings of closeness, intimacy, and social interactions with family and others; it stimulates memories, encourages conversations and connections with others.  Ultimately it provides comfort for patients to experience spiritual peace, joy and hope.  With four (4) board-certified music therapists on staff, Blue Ridge Hospice provides their patients and families with the best that music therapy has to offer.

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