NS2 & CMH present:
Brian Setzer's Rockabilly Riot! Summer Tour 2018
Miss Mary Ann & The Ragtime Wranglers
Mon · June 18, 2018
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pmCharleston Music Hall
$49.50 Tier 3 | $59.50 Tier 2 | $75.00 Tier 1
Dinner & Show option available for an additional $32
Call for reservations after purchasing Dinner & Show option
Dinner at Vincent Chicco's - (843) 203-3002
Dinner at Virginia's on King - (843) 735-5800
Tickets can also be purchased at Music Hall Box Office:
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Throughout the tour, expect a killer set list with Stray Cats gems like “Rock This Town,’” “Rumble In Brighton” and “Stray Cat Strut” plus other electrifying songs like “Let’s Shake” from his latest solo studio album Rockabilly Riot!: All Original. Opening up most evenings will be Miss Mary Ann and the Ragtime Wranglers, from the Netherlands, who recently toured with the Rockabilly Riot last year in Europe.
SETZER’s red hot compadres for the “ROCKABILLY RIOT!” Summer Tour are Noah Levy on drums, Kevin McKendree on piano/guitar and Mark Winchester on bass.
“When you look up rockabilly in the dictionary there is a picture of Mark Winchester,” notes SETZER. “He grew up slapping the bass and is in a class of his own. The relationship with the drummer and the bass player in rockabilly is very unique. The slap bass is a rhythmic sounding instrument, so the drummer has to be very in time with him in order not to sound sloppy. Noah Levy is a very on-the-beat solid drummer, whereas me, as a guitar player, I push everything while they hold it all in place. And when you’re talking about the great rockabilly piano players, it’s a very short list, and Kevin McKendree is on it. And he also plays guitar incredibly well. We all just complement each other.”
Asked what he’d like to overhear fans saying after a gig, SETZER says: “I would love to hear, ‘You know, that Rockabilly Riot squad has all the energy and great things I like about the original rockabilly sound, yet they’re a modern band making this music sound new.”
About BRIAN SETZER:
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.
Around 2002, when Huey Moor joined the band, Miss Mary Ann intensified her solo singing. Being the only vocalist in the band instead of one of the two hillbilly harmony vocals of the Ranch Girls that quit in that same period. From those days on the band name became Miss Mary Ann & the Ragtime Wranglers.
The Ragtime Wranglers sometimes play without their lead singer Mary Ann. They put out instrumental albums and are an in-demand group for backing-up American acts like The Collins Kids, Janis Martin, Jack Earls, Hardrock Gunter, Curtis Gordon, Marvin Rainwater, Barbara Pittman etc. while on tour in Europe.
That mostly happens in the shade of the complete band Miss Mary Ann and the Ragtime Wranglers. They are a regular act at all the major Rockin' festivals all over the world. The Rockabilly Rave in the UK, The Camperdown festival Australia, High Rockabilly Spain to name a few and they played all over the world from the USA to Russia. Just recently in August 2017 they supported Brian Setzer on his European tour.
They have many record and CD releases to their name with the latest one being “Danger Moved West”. Besides writing her own material Miss Mary Ann, stays true to her roots, with obscure Rockabilly songs. Often described as the WHO? WHERE FROM? and WHAT THE HECK ?!! repertoire.
All performed in her own characteristic style, from gentle Hillbilly ballads to the sound of Red Hot Rockabilly. Although not conventional... Never a dull moment! Judge for yourself...
Charleston Music Hall
37 John Street
Charleston, South Carolina, 29403