Paul Pigat a.k.a Cousin Harley and the Piglets

"Cousin Harley & the Piglets" is Paul Pigat. Paul wrote 9 out of the 11 tunes here, sang the lead vocals, plays guitar, steel guitar, & stand-up bass. This rollicking romp through jazz, country, West Texas surf music & juke joint jump is a testament to Pigat’s talent & slant on these peculiar genres. (The instrumentals on this collection could fit in any of Quentin Tarantino’s films). Tremolo, vibrato & reverb embellish amazing guitar technique & slippery steel slide licks. The lyrics are humorously bent as evidenced by the titles and even the instrumentals reflect Paul’s sense of wacky. "Diminished Abilities, Dust Bowl Devil, Spaghetti No Sauce, Spooks, Beer Bottle Mama and Nutty in the Tub". Well, you get the picture. He is backed up on a few of the songs by a vocal trio, (Carolyn Mark, John Guliack & Neko Case) adding extra texture to the choruses as well as Ken Kempster on drums for four of the selections. I don’t know if Paul is going to release this collection as is. ...but I can guarantee that if you get a chance to hear "Cousin Harley & the Piglets" you will dig it! "Going nutty in the tub..."
"PAUL PIGAT a.k.a. Cousin Harley & The Piglets". lndie cassette preview by Monte Nordstrom (C) 1997 (from the Cosmic Debris November 1997)

... you'll love his versatility and comic presentation ... Louisa and Nutty In The Tub were my favourite cuts on this 1997 locally recorded CD
Catch his act live, 'cause this guy is headed for big things. I think even Hank Williams Sr. would have bought him a beer. A balladeer, showman, pitchman, and all around dedicated professional. His sense of timing and his sense of humour only makes his gig more complete.
- West Mund CFUV Radio 101.9 (Victoria B.C. October 1998)

Cousin Harley and the Piglets

Cousin Harley is
Paul Pigat

Released: October 1997




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