With the Ameripolitan Awards right around the corner, I have been in Rockabilly mode here for some time now. Now, what better time to announce this little tidbit of news to you then now? It seems that Rockabilly Legends The Stray Cats will record a whole album of brand new music in 2019, to mark their fourtieth anniversary together.
“We have an album’s worth of new songs that are classic rockabilly while keeping the music and style current and fresh, like always” promises Phantom. “In other words … [It’s] a Stray Cats album.”
All three original members Mr. Lee Rocker, Mr. Brian Setzer and Slim Jim Phantom will be on board at first touring, then returning to Nashville to record. This will be their first album of original material since 1993s Original Cool album. Now since these twenty five years have passed all three members have had their own success, but this year they will bombshell back with their classic Rockabilly sound.
“Forty years ago, us three teenagers started a little band to play a musical style that had long since passed and most folks had never heard of,” Setzer says in a statement. “Forty years later, we stand together and still get that same thrill and exhilaration from the music. That feeling is what makes the fireworks go off and the sparks fly. It makes the world go around.”