Posted March 28, 2019
As part of its popular summer concert series, Savage Oakes Vineyard and Winery in Union presents Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot on Friday evening, August 9th, at 7:00pm.
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.
Tickets for the concert go on sale Friday, March 29th at 10am. The Savage Oakes music venue offers an intimate outdoor concert experience. Local food and a wide variety of Maine craft beverages will be available. Tickets for the show, priced at $68 in advance, are festival style general admission with guests invited to bring along lawn chairs and blankets.
For more information and to purchase tickets, call 207-785-2828 or visit www.SavageOakes.com.