Friday, March 25, 2011

Brian Setzer Unleashes his Banjo Chops

Brian Setzer nods to bluegrass great Earl Scruggs by finger-picking his banjo through an impressive rendition of "Earl's Breakdown," which emerges as one of many standout tracks on 'Setzer Goes Instru-MENTAL!' (out April 19 on Surfdog Records). Setzer plows full-steam ahead through this ditty that promises to leave listeners hollering for more.
Making it his own, Setzer modifies the mood on "Earl's Breakdown" and as the song builds, Setzer's banjo gives way to his lead guitar lines, which coalesce to make this take on "Earl's Breakdown" a true jazz/bluegrass gem.
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