Bill Kirchen sits in with Ratdog

I just got a message from Gary Lambert:

Just had to file this li’l halftime report…

Joining RatDog on “Catfish John” and “West L.A. Fadeaway:”


If you don’t know who Bill Kirchen is, familiarize yourself! He is a master of “dieselbilly” guitar.

Here’s a photo of Bill playing in the KPFA performance studio on 10/30/02, and here he is with Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen at the Hollywood Bowl on 7/21/74.

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One Response to “Bill Kirchen sits in with Ratdog”

  1. Pete says:


    I was at the Baltimore show when Bill Kirchen joined ratdog and he absolutely tore it up on West LA Fadeaway! He was having a blast playing with those guys.


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