BY GEORGE J. DACRE
Bickhardt, with his accoustic guitar, will be performing some recent songs that he has written along with songs he has written in the past for such stars as Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Ray Charles, B.B.King, Alison Krauss and Vince Gill.
His agent says the event to be put on by the Borderline Music Club in New City will feature something “invisible, yet ever-present: the stories of a lifetime, vividly translated into words and melody.” The event will take place Sunday at 2 p.m. in the New City Ambulance Corps building.
From the boisterous club scene of Philadelphia to the country rock milieu of Los Angeles, to the picking parlors of Nashville, Bickhardt’s agent tells the Rockland County Times that that the artist has immersed himelf in the sights and sounds of American music. His music reflects a life lived as a rock band lead singer, a solo troubadour, a dedicatd songwriter, a husband and a father. Dreams, heartaches and hard-earned lessons have fed his creativity in writing the eloquent, often bittersweet songs that have become his trademark, the rep adds.