SUSAN CATTANEO: Better known in Western Mass as 1/3 of the Boxcar Lilies, Susan Cattaneo is also one of Boston’s most respected singer-songwriters. For her 5thalbum, she invited many of her friends to collaborate with her: The Bottle Rockets, Mark Erelli, Davy Knowles, Jim Henry, Duke Levine and of course the Boxcar Lilies are some of the featured guests. For the album release show she comes to the Iron Horse with her band and another one of the album guests: Titan of the Telecaster Bill Kirchen, who will do a short solo set and sit in with Susan’s band for a few songs. A powerful singer and sophisticated writer, Susan combines vivid storytelling with a modern songwriter’s spin. Respectful of tradition, but not bound by it, Susan blends rock, folk and blues with a healthy dose of country. Call it New England Americana with a twang.
BILL KIRCHEN: Guitarist, singer and songwriter Bill Kirchen first gained national recognition as a founding member of Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen. His trademark guitar lick drove their Hot Rod Lincoln cut into the Top Ten in 1972. He has released a dozen CDs on his own, and recorded and/or played guitar live with a who's who of Americana and Roots Rock 'N' Roll, among them Gene Vincent, Link Wray, Bo Diddley, Emmylou Harris, Maria Muldaur, Dan Hicks, Nick Lowe and Elvis Costello.