Autistic teen rocks the house by playing national anthem on guitar at Glendale school

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(Source: Ironwood High School) (Source: Ironwood High School)
Ridge got inspired to pick up the guitar because of his two brothers who are in a metal band called Corvus. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Ridge got inspired to pick up the guitar because of his two brothers who are in a metal band called Corvus. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
The video has received more than a thousand of views. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) The video has received more than a thousand of views. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
GLENDALE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

A teen from Glendale brought the house down when he played a special rendition of the Star Spangled Banner on his electric guitar.

Ridge Brown has autism and loves playing the electric guitar.

"I've got six guitars and I've been playing for four years," said Brown.

He's a senior at Ironwood High School and played the national anthem at a pep assembly last Friday. It was his first public performance, according to the Peoria Unified School District.

[RAW VIDEO: Autistic teen plays national anthem on electric guitar]

Ridge crushed it and the crowd went wild.

"He nailed this song," said Ridge's father, Glen Brown.

"I felt very excited and everybody loved it," said Ridge.

The video has received more than a thousand of views.

"To see all those people accept this young man was completely overwhelming that I broke down into tears," said Glen.

He got inspired to pick up the guitar because of his two brothers who are in a metal band called Corvus.

"Watching his brothers play and stuff is something he really wanted to do," said Glen. "His older brother helped him learn some of the cords and then he just took off on his own."

"It made me feel free and I can do whatever I want," said Ridge. 

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