Brian Setzer

Posted on May 30 by SEASONS Magazine

Brian Setzer, courtesy photo.

Brian Setzer, courtesy photo.

Three-time Grammy Award winner Brian Setzer brings his “Rockabilly Riot” summer tour to the Chumash Casino Resort’s Samala Showroom at 8 p.m. on Friday, June 1.

Setzer is highly regarded for consistently taking chances with innovative and daring music styles, while single-handedly resurrecting two forgotten genres of music—rockabilly in the 1980s and swing in the ’90s.

In 1982, Setzer’s Stray Cats stormed onto the scene with Top 10 hits such as “Rock This Town” and “Stray Cat Strut.” He would later pursue a solo career before forming Brian Setzer Orchestra in the mid-1990s. The group released four studio albums, a Christmas album and several live releases between 1994 and 2002, with a cover of Louis Prima’s “Jump, Jive an’ Wail” becoming their signature piece.

In 2014, he released his ninth studio album, Rockabilly Riot, which serves as the inspiration for this tour and others. His 2016 DVD release, Rockabilly Riot! Osaka Rocka Live in Japan, captures the essence of a Brian Setzer show, which fans get to experience in the intimate, 1,400-seat Samala Showroom.

Setzer last appeared at the Chumash Casino Resort in 2013 with his orchestra for a set filled with upbeat Christmas tunes for the holiday season. Now, he’s back and ready to kick off the Samala Showroom summer season with his distinct “rockabilly” style.

Don’t miss an opportunity to see this acclaimed musician when he takes the stage in one of the most popular entertainment venues in Santa Barbara County. For tickets or more information, visit

Jessica Morelli





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