So I've been a Setzer fan for as long as I've been playing guitar, but only started trying to learn his kind of rockabilly for about 6 months.
I would REALLY like to learn to play and write in that style, but other than trying to learn his songs (I can play Stray Cat Strut [as well as sing it!] and Double Talkin' Baby pretty cleanly) I don't really feel like I can play/write in that style as naturally as I can play 80's metal and blues shred (those are what my playing roots are in).
The guy took simple Rockabilly and took it to the next level. A virtuoso of that particular style IMHO.
Any pointers? Any method books or DVDs that you guys know of? I know I can't be the only one that respects the man! He has roots in jazz, country, rock, and punk. I just don't know where to start.
Rockabilly can kick ass! Leather jackets, hot rods, whiskey, and babes! What's not to like?
[VIDEO]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgUCs72RDHs]YouTube - Brian Setzer Guitar Lesson![/VIDEO]
[VIDEO]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMJOPno3jWY]YouTube - Brian Setzer - Sleepwalk[/VIDEO]
[VIDEO]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4TMbxG-VeI]YouTube - Stray Cats - (She's) Sexy + 17[/VIDEO]
[VIDEO]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKdAVYKYZfo]YouTube - Storm The Embassy-Stray Cats[/VIDEO]
[VIDEO]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1tqEoh3mS4]YouTube - Brian Setzer Talks Rockabilly vs. Punk Guitar (1985)[/VIDEO]
Pointer #1 - you gotta have that hair, man.