Live at Ryman Auditorium. Nashville, TN. 2009. (*) Duane Eddy emerged as the leading guitar instrumentalist of the primordial rock & roll era, his twangy reign beginning with the incendiary "Rebel-Rouser". Eddy had honed his Chet Atkins-influenced guitar chops in country bands around Phoenix during the mid-'50s, his musical fortunes advanced by a young producer named Lee Hazlewood. Once Eddy began concentrating on the properties of his axe's low strings and whammy bar, his menacing sound was set. Eddy's first 45 for Philadelphia-based Jamie Records, "Moovin' N' Groovin," became a mild national hit in the spring of 1958 and set the stage for "Rebel-Rouser." Dramatically opening the track all by his lonesome by picking out a highly distinctive melody on his bass strings, the rest of the band fell in soon thereafter and momentum built fast.