Scott Young of Eastport’s Shead High School played with his band at the Maine High School Basketball Tournament in Bangor on Thursday, where the school’s girls team beat Washburn, 38-35.
“I’m playing really good rock and roll music, really hard rock music that is just going to make people want to do a backflip out of their chair. You know?,” Young told WABI-TV.
The crowd was a little more reserved during his solo performance of the national anthem.
Check the video out here, courtesy of I-95 FM:
Young joins a proud history of solo electric guitar players performing “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
Here’s Hendrix’s version, which evokes the Vietnam War-era conflict:
And Slash from Guns N’ Roses also did a wah-pedal-heavy version, it turns out: