Bill Kirchen, George Bedard presenting holiday guitar summit at The Ark
photo by David Thrower
Kirchen is an acclaimed guitarist on the national level. More than fluent in a variety of styles, he first made his name with the Ann Arbor-born Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen; it's Kirchen responsible for the lightning guitar runs on that band's hit "Hot Rod Lincoln."
Kirchen's return to Ann Arbor for a holiday show has become an Ark tradition—as has the participation of Bedard, also a breathtaking instrumentalist who continues to make Ann Arbor home.
photo by Jeffrey Smith
The "Honky Tonk Holiday" show is set for 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4 at The Ark, 316 S. Main St. Tickets, at $20, are available from The Ark box office (with no service charge); Michigan Union Ticket Office, 530 S. State St.; Herb David Guitar Studio, 302 E. Liberty St.; or online from the Michigan Union Ticket Office.