Pin It

ROCKABILLY | Brian Setzer Trio and George Thorogood 

I thank and blame these two men for everything I knew and used in my former career as a guitar slinger. Brian Setzer turned me on to Gene Vincent and Eddie Cochran, and George Thorogood hipped me to Bo Diddley and Hound Dog Taylor. I was never the same afterwards. The three-time Grammy-winning Setzer is one of the greatest guitar players of our time. And through his talent has spear-headed resurrections of two American genres: rockabilly with The Stray Cats, and swing with his 18-piece Brian Setzer Orchestra. Setzer is on the road now bringing his latest Rockabilly Riot! tour with a stripped down trio. The twang will have nowhere to hide.

With gravelly vocals, a wisecracking stage personae, and an equally rough 'n' tough guitar tone, George Thorogood gets down to the very heart of the blues. Six Gold- and two Platinum-selling albums stand as proof. It's slide guitar that rocks, and it'll give you the boogie in your sox.

Brian Setzer and George Thorogood perform on Saturday, May 30, at CMAC, 3355 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua. 7 p.m., $25-$55.;


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Latest in Choice Concerts

More by Frank De Blase

Browse Listings

Submit an event

Black Students at Eastman Presents: Black Composers @ Ray Wright Room 120

Works by Price, Bonds, Hailstork, Still, and more. Reception to follow....
Choral Extravaganza @ First Presbyterian Church of Pittsford

Choral Extravaganza @ First Presbyterian Church of Pittsford

Jazz Faculty Assortment @ Nazareth College Wilmot Recital Hall

View all of today's events »

  • Re: County exec race will be Dinolfo versus Bello

    • Bello was Irondequoit supervisor for two years and two and 1/2 months, Jan. 1, 2016…

    • on February 15, 2019
  • Re: County exec race will be Dinolfo versus Bello

    • So, Happy, it sounds like you agree with me. There's nothing new and exciting in…

    • on February 15, 2019
  • Re: Diner series: Mt. Hope Diner

    • I have been going here for at least 50 years, back in the Pat and…

    • on February 15, 2019
  • More »
  • This Week's Issue

    Cover Story:
    Education... means emancipation
    What would Frederick Douglass think now of the state of education in the city he loved? Seven Rochesterians – community leaders, students, and parents – offer their assessment and their advice.
    read more ...

    Tweets @RocCityNews

    © 2019 City Newspaper.

    Website powered by Foundation.