Paul Pigat

8pm, SaturdayNovember 14th '09St. James Hall3214 West 10th Avenue
at Trutch St. in Kitsilano

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Paul Pigat

Paul Pigat's many fans are probably more familiar with him as the front man of the rockin' Cousin Harley band. You might think that acoustic music is a new diversion for the already multi-talented Vancouver musician. Not so. His love for this type of music started back in high school when he discovered the genius of Texas singer-songwriter Townes Van Zandt.

Paul Pigat's latest CD - Boxcar Campfire - is a collection of songs about love, heartbreak, and redemption; mostly self-penned tunes along with a handful of creatively arranged covers. At one end of the scale are light-hearted ditties, and on the other, dark fantasies of the mind. Although laced with tasteful musicianship, this recording is a departure in the sense that the songs rather than the playing are the main feature.

Featured players on the recording include: Paul Pigat vocals, guitar, dobro, and banjo; Paul Rigby (Neko Case) mandolin; Tommy Babin (François Houle) - acoustic bass and Barry Mirochnick (Neko Case) drums.

Joining Paul at the St James Hall will be: Jesse Zubot, Tommy Babin and Chris Nordquist.