Brian Setzer album details

Brian Setzer, the best rockabilly guitarist in the world™ is due to realise his latest album of original material on 24th October. Entitled 13, the album sees Setzer going back to his roots, with songs that revisit Delta blues, jump rock, Japanese pop and more - word is that he´s also dusted off a Gibson Les Paul or two for the sessions.

Speaking to his own site, Setzer says: ““The thing is I´ve always thought that you have to have one focus on each album; that just made sense to me. But with this one, I´d written a bunch of songs, and when I played them for people, they´d say, ‘Why don´t you put them all on one record?´ My argument was, ‘Well, records should have one focus or sound.´ Their answer was … ‘Why?´”

Can´t wait and we´ll be reviewing the album as soon as we can grab one.

Incidentally, if you´re fortunate enough to be in the US during December, you really should check out the Brian Setzer Orchestra´s fifth annual Christmas Extravaganza…yo, ho and, we give you, ho.

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Simon Bradley is a guitar and especially rock guitar expert who worked for Total Guitar magazine and has in the past contributed to world-leading music and guitar titles like MusicRadar (obviously), Guitarist, Guitar World and Louder. What he doesn't know about Brian May's playing and, especially, the Red Special, isn't worth knowing.