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Brian Setzer brings his raucous rockin' hillbilly jazz to newsstands this month as he stomps across the cover of Guitar Player's May 2011 issue. In an extensive 11-page interview, the legendary rockabilly guitar slinger sheds light on his latest release 'Setzer Goes Instru-MENTAL!,' an exciting collection of bluegrass classics and never-before-heard originals that combine his Stray Cat swagger with a nod to finger-picking legends Earl Scruggs, Cliff Gallup and more.
In addition to highlighting Setzer's "blazing chops, take-no-prisoners showmanship, and hot-rod tinkerer's mentality" the feature takes an inside look at Setzer's songwriting and recording process, as well as his inspiration for his first instrumental album.
From the "ever so chill version of 'Be Bop A Lula' to a surf-rock strafing attack on 'Go Go Godzilla'", Setzer blends styles "that travel from California to the Appalachians to the Big Apple" on the album his fans have been waiting years to hear.
'Setzer Goes Instru-MENTAL!' is out April 19 on Surfdog Records.