Bill Kirchen


"He is one of the singular instrumental stylists of American roots music, and to hear his sound once is to have it indelibly etched on one’s musical memory."- Pop Matters

Grammy nominated guitarist, singer and songwriter Bill Kirchen is one of the fortunate few who can step onto any stage, play those trademark licks that drove his seminal Commander Cody classic Hot Rod Lincoln into the Top Ten, and elicit instant recognition for a career that has spanned over 40 years and includes guitar work with Nick Lowe, Emmylou Harris, Doug Sahm, Elvis Costello and many more. Named “A Titan of the Telecaster” by Guitar Player Magazine, he celebrates an American musical tradition where rock 'n' roll and country music draws upon its origins in blues and bluegrass, Western swing from Texas and California honky-tonk. His current CD Word To The Wise on Proper American features duets with many of these artists he's worked with, including Elvis, Nick, Maria Muldaur and Dan Hicks.

Additional Info

Camping and Lodging Info for Roots & Blues

Planning to camp? Purchase camping with your 3-Day Festival Pass or add on camping if you already have your 3-Day pass at Eventbrite. Proof of 3-Day purchase or 3-Day volunteer confirmation must be provided for camping reservation.

Camping is $30/person for the weekend (check in as early as Thursday at noon, check out as late as Monday at noon) - kids 16 & under free

Camping Information and Rules


For the Ogden Valley Roots and Blues Festival, consider lodging with one of our fabulous sponsors:

Utah Lodging for condo rentals at Wolf Creek, 20 minutes from the festival

Ben Lomond Suites 

Community Partners

  • Only In Ogden
  • Weber County Parks & Recreation
  • Ad Pro Marketing

Platinum Ensemble - Roots and Blues

  • KRCL 90.9 FM Community Radio
  • Pepsi
  • Utah Lodging
  • Wolf Creek Resort

Gold Sponsors - Roots and Blues

  • Pratt Sound
  • H & E Equipment
  • Snowbasin
  • Wasatch Musician
  • Music Village
  • Maddox Ranch House
  • Ben Lomond Suites
  • Rooster's Brewing Co.
  • Beehive Cheese
  • America First Credit Union
  • Historic 25th Street Association

Silver Sponsors - Roots and Blues

  • Luis's Mexican Cuisine
  • Booth Dental Clinic
  • Warrens - Dylans- Craftburger
  • GOAL Foundation
  • Alan and  Jeanne Hall
  • Waypoint Acadamy
  • Kendrick Brothers Roofing

Copper Sponsors - Roots and Blues

  • Century 21
  • Wasatch Pharmacy Care
  • Grounds for Coffee on Harrison
  • Titan's Doggy Day Care
  • Northern Utah Process Improvement
  • Backbeats
  • Ogden Eccles Conference Center
  • Gold's Gym

Bronze Sponsors - Roots and Blues

  • Caitlyn Gochnour

    Caitlyn Gochnour