In mid-September 2007 the Phoenix Theatre at the Haven on Gabriola Island was host to "The Paul Pigat Experience". Damian Graham on drums, Keith Picot on stand-up bass, with Paul on guitars and vocals, leading the enthusiastic audience through the versatile range of his musical expression. (To be clear both Damian and Keith also provide vocals, and Keith occasionally types out request of Paul on his old style clunker typewriter).
"Paul's 'Cousin Harley' style is deeply rooted in the playing of Les Paul, Charlie Christian and Link Wray with a modern hotrod twist." On this particular evening he was able to showcase his quieter side as well, with some instrumentals and ballads woven through the hillbilly swing that heats up the trio.
In this Episode you'll hear from Damian (pre-concert) in the first 25 minutes, framed by the improvisational drum solo he played at the end of the evening for the interview; then 10 minutes conversation with Keith (post-concert) when he is more reflective than energized, having run out most of his battery sweating it up through the performance, though still able to also improvise for the interview on his beloved stand-up bass; and finally a brief smiling word from the man of the evening, one pleased Paul Pigat, with a brief twang improv on his lap steel guitar. It was a memorable evening on this gulf island, a brief ferry ride from Nanaimo, B.C. on Vancouver Island.
Keith Picot also plays with The Twisters: www.turnerme.com/twisters.shtml
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