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Iconic guitarist, songwriter, vocalist andÂ 3-time Grammy-award-winner BRIAN SETZERÂ is aÂ "Musician's Musician"Â credited with continually taking chances with innovative and daring musical styles.Â Setzer is widelyÂ creditedÂ for taking two forgotten genres,Â rockabilly and swing, adding his own blend of gunpowder and rockin style,Â andÂ completelyÂ reinventing andÂ single-handedly resurrecting them in the process.Â Â Along the way, he hasÂ scored chart-topping hits,Â sold 13 million recordsÂ andÂ received the Orville H. Gibson Lifetime Achievement AwardÂ throughout his decorated career asÂ founder/leaderÂ of theÂ Stray Cats,Â 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 eliteÂ Gretsch signature model guitarsÂ bearing his name.Â BRIANÂ appeared in theÂ 1987Â film,Â La Bamba, portraying rockabilly pioneerÂ Eddie Cochran. InÂ 2002,Â BRIANÂ earned the privilege of being one of the few musicians to be animated in an episode ofÂ "The Simpsons."Â That same year,Â SETZERÂ was personally requested to inductÂ Chet AtkinsÂ into theÂ 17th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.Â Â SETZERÂ had the honorÂ of being invited inÂ 2006Â to perform at theÂ White HouseÂ forÂ the President of the United States. InÂ 2014,Â SETZERÂ received the distinct honor of being asked by theÂ Smithsonian InstitutionÂ inÂ Washington, D.C.Â to donate a replica of his originalÂ 1959 Gretsch 6120 "Stray Cat" guitar, joining an elite collection of iconic treasures at the museum.
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