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Brian Setzer 'Rockabilly Riot: All Original' due August 12

May 19, 2014
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Iconic guitarist, songwriter and vocalist Brian Setzer will release Rockabilly Riot: All Original--a straight-ahead rockabilly album from start to finish--via Surfdog Records Tuesday, August 12. The new album, featuring the high-octane first single “Let’s Shake,” marks Setzer’s first studio album since 2011’s Grammy Award-nominated album, Setzer Goes Instru-Mental!.

Rockabilly Riot: All Original thrillingly comes alive with 12 new and original songs in pure rockabilly fashion. Setzer brings his trademark twang and fretboard fire, and he’s backed by three musicians that he says “are the best in their craft”: Mark Winchester (bass), Kevin McKendree (piano) and Noah Levy (drums). Recorded in Nashville, the album was produced by Peter Collins (who’s handled the same honors for Setzer albums Vavoom! and The Dirty Boogie. “It’s funny how English people seem to have a more sensibility about what rockabilly music is, even though it was invented in the South says Setzer. “They seem to know what it should sound like.  Peter Collins is experienced and an accomplished producer, he’s done a lot of records, but he loves rockabilly music and he knows what it should sound like.” 

As Setzer explains about Rockabilly Riot: All Original, “I think this album sounds to me a little bit like the first Stray Cats record…its rockabilly songs.  It’s not just blues songs in the rockabilly style.  People like to call it ‘neo-billy’ I suppose, which is some invented word that somebody came up with, but if that’s the word they want to use, I’d like to go with that because it sounds to me like it’s very modern and fresh sounding rockabilly.”

The track listing for ROCKABILLY RIOT: ALL ORIGINAL is:

Let’s Shake
Rockabilly Blues
Vinyl Records
Lemme Slide
Nothing Is A Sure Thing
What’s Her Name
Calamity Jane
The Girl With The Blues In Her Eyes
Stiletto Cool
I Should Have Had A V8
Blue Lights Big City
Cock-a-Doodle Don’t
 

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