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Brian Setzer Setzer Goes Instru-MENTAL!, SURFDOG

May 1, 2011
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Brian-SetzerGretsch master Brian Setzer’s fi rst-ever all-instrumental album opens with a superb rockabilly/Texas swing take on Bill Monroe’s “Blue Moon of Kentucky,” a song that has seen as many incarnations as Setzer has. This is a serious guitar record, but it also showcases the artist’s many musical moods: Big-band jazz, distorted rock ‘n’ roll, bluegrass picking, surf noir, and Stray Catsera rockabilly are all showcased on this joyful collection of stellar covers and inspired originals.
BARBARA SCHULTZ

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