Brian Setzer / Brian Setzer Orchestra

Iconic guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and 3-time Grammy-award-winner, Brian Setzer, is a “Musician’s Musician” credited with continually taking chances with innovative and daring musical styles, while single-handedly resurrecting two forgotten genres of music—rockabilly in the ’80s and swing in the ’90s. Along the way, he has scored chart-topping hits, sold over 13 million records and received the Orville H. Gibson Lifetime Achievement Award for his decorated career as founder/leader of the Stray Cats, his 18-piece Brian Setzer Orchestra, and as a solo artist. He is consistently cited as one of the world’s greatest living guitarists, and in the October 1998 issue of Guitar World magazine, Brian Setzer's solo from "Stray Cat Strut" ranked No. 92 on the "Top 100 Guitar Solos of All Time" list.


Quotable:

"When I could afford to buy guitars, I tried out different kinds, and Gretsch was the sound I was looking for. It was just that sound in between a Gibson and a Fender. The Gretsh was kind of right in the middle there. It had the twang and it could growl. It’s always been the guitar for me. It’s what I grew up with and it’s very versatile."


Fun Facts:
  • Brian appeared in the 1987 film, *La Bamba*, portraying rockabilly pioneer Eddie Cochran.
  • In 2002, Setzer was personally requested to induct Chet Atkins into the 17th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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