“We’ve fooled around long enough. Let’s bring out the Boss Hoss with the hot sauce – Commander Cody,” said local guitarist John Tichy, standing on the gazebo in Lake George’s Shepard Park with lake waters lapping behind him and the occasional pleasure boat passing by.
Known as the “professor of rock and roll” for his duel career as RPI engineering professor and rockabilly guitarist, Tichy was a founder of roots-rock band Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen in the late ‘60s.
He also plays with his son Graham Tichy, a highly talented guitarist in his own right, in a rockabilly combo called the Tichy Boys, recently named best “father and son act” by Metroland.
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