Paramount Presents: Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot!
Live Events | 06/20/2018 | 8:00PM
WITH SUPPORTING ACT MISS MARY ANN AND THE RAGTIME WRANGLERS
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. Setzer is widely credited for taking two forgotten genres, rockabilly and swing, adding his own blend of gunpowder and rockin’ style, and completely reinventing and single-handedly resurrecting them in the process. Along the way, he has scored chart-topping hits, sold 13 million records and received the Orville H. Gibson Lifetime Achievement Award throughout his decorated career as founder/leader of the Stray Cats, his 19-piece Brian Setzer Orchestra, and as a solo artist. He is consistently cited as one of the world’s greatest living guitarists, and has a best-selling, extensive line of elite Gretsch signature model guitars bearing his name. Brian appeared in the 1987 film, La Bamba, portraying rockabilly pioneer Eddie Cochran.
In 2002, Brian earned the privilege of being one of the few musicians to be animated in an episode of “The Simpsons.” That same year, Setzer was personally requested to induct Chet Atkins into the 17th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Setzer had the honor of being invited in 2006 to perform at the White House for the President of the United States.
In 2014, Setzer received the distinct honor of being asked by the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. to donate a replica of his original 1959 Gretsch 6120 “Stray Cat” guitar, joining an elite collection of iconic treasures at the museum.
Per the performer’s request, audience members will be permitted to stand at their assigned seat and dance during the event.
About Miss Mary Ann and the Ragtime Wranglers:
Miss Mary Ann and the Ragtime Wranglers are a well-known Rockabilly band that originates from Rotterdam in the Netherlands.
They are a regular act at all of the major rockin’ festivals around over the world, including The Rockabilly Rave (UK), Viva Las Vegas (USA), The Camperdown Cruise (Australia), and High Rockabilly (Spain), to name a few.
Besides writing her own material, Miss Mary Ann stays true to her roots, performing the more obscure Rockabilly songs and the band have had many vinyl and CD releases during their twenty years on the road together.
Always performing in her own characteristic style and never a slave to convention, there’s never a dull moment with Miss Mary Ann!