Cousin Harley returns to Harrison Memorial Hall next weekend.

Cousin Harley back to rock Harrison

Rockabilly heart and a hobo's soul

The Harrison Festival Society is bringing back a group that will liven up the Memorial Hall with everything from rockabilly to foot stomping vintage country to western swing. If you love Gretsch guitars, Hot-Rod cars and boogieing the night away, this is the show for you.

Cousin Harley performs at the hall on Saturday, October 8. And for those who didn’t catch the act last time, he’s  the rocking hillbilly persona of one of Vancouver’s best guitarists, Paul Pigat.

Blessed with a jazz man’s sheen, a rockabilly heart and a hobo’s soul, there aren’t many genres of music that don’t pull at Pigat’s wayfaring imagination like a magnet. In many ways, it’s a mystery why Paul Pigat isn’t a household name yet. Maybe he’d be a lot easier to pin down if he wasn’t so darn good at so many different things.

Paul is joined by Keith Picot (The Twisters, etc) on upright bass and Jesse Cahill on drums to create an unstoppable rock ‘n roll wrecking crew.  With a hard hitting slap style all his own, Picot can drive a beat like the devil, then equally and effortlessly draw out the sweet tones of a saint. He is regarded as one of the best roots bassists in Vancouver. Cahill is also a highly regarded musician and drums for a number of jazz and roots music combos.

Cousin Harley first played Harrison at a wild, sold-out show on Valentine’s Day in 2009.

Tickets are $22 and available by phone at 604-796-3664 or online at www.harrisonfestival.com.

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