An evening of country blues and classic honky tonk is coming to Genesis Theatre.
Paul Pigat was last seen at the Ladner theatre with Jim Byrnes in 2017, but he has also shared the stage and lent his guitar mastery to many fine musicians over the years.
For his return engagement on Saturday, Oct. 13 with Cousin Harley, Pigat and his band will bring a mix of top-notch roots music, from introspective country blues to classic honky tonk to rockabilly rippers, all in the old tradition.
Known as the “Motorhead of Rockabilly” in Europe, Pigat is a versatile musician who is influenced by a wide-range of music, and performs in several bands to capture the essence of each genre.
His band called Cousin Harley doubles as Pigat’s onstage alter ego, which is used to describe the wild persona he embodies during live performances.
“Being a well-rounded guitar player also means that you can sit in on almost any kind of gig,” Pigat said in an interview with Guitar Player magazine. “Up until a few years ago I had a jazz trio, a rock band, a cowpunk band, and all sorts of other things. If I had a chance to play everything I like, I’d be playing in 50 different bands.”
Pigat started playing the guitar at 11 years of age and was gigging steadily in Toronto by the time he was 12. Through a lifetime dedication to live performance, recording and study, he has developed into a superb guitarist, vocalist and songwriter.
Cousin Harley is considered to be Canada’s premier rockabilly and roots band and has a hard-earned reputation for delivering everything from blistering rockabilly to foot stomping vintage country and western swing.
He released Cousin Harley’s second album, Jukin’, to critical acclaim in 2002, followed by Hillbilly Madness in 2006.
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General admission tickets for the 7:30 p.m. show in Ladner are $20. Purchase online at: http://connect37.deltasd.bc.ca or call 604-940-5550.