(Proper American, 2010):
The fact that Titan of the Telecaster Bill Kirchen is still better known as a founding member of Commander Cody’s Lost Planet Airmen than he is for his outstanding string of solo albums seems criminal.
The original Lost Planet Airmen were indeed an exquisite combo, but that was so long ago. Meanwhile, Kirchen hasn’t churned out a single clunker since he began his solo career with his ’94 debut “Tombstone Every Mile.”
With “Word to the Wise,” Kirchen has fired up one helluva fine album, chockful of star-power-packing special guests, and if that’s what it takes to get some attention, well, who can blame him?