Hillbilly Madness run amok
Hailing from Vancouver BC, Canada, Cousin Harley, can explode like an active volcano, swing like the Basie band and holler like A lonesome hillbilly in the back woods of the Appalachia, all in a single show. This trio has been rocking international audiences for 20 years! Not to be trifled with and not to be missed, folks, this is Cousin Harley!!!
Called the “Motorhead of Rockabilly” by a delirious fan after a particularly raucous show in Holland, there’s nothing tentative about Cousin Harley’s pedal to the metal approach to this stripped down form of rock and roll. As Pigat notes, “Cousin Harley’s been my main project for 12 or 13 years now, and people think it’s easy to play rockabilly, but nothing could be farther from the truth. Everyone has to be on board from the first note or it just doesn’t work.” And judging from the people who drove or flew hundreds of miles to attend shows on his last European jaunt, everything’s working just fine.
Live and Obdacious
Rollick and romp in a jet-fueled rockabilly haze! These shows aren’t for the faint of heart.
You’ve been warned!
Listen to my old guitar
It's a Sin
Divorce Me C.O.D.
Noodlin’ on the news
MUSIC REVIEW OF THE DAY: COUSIN HARLEY - BLUE SMOKE: THE MUSIC OF MERLE TRAVIS By Bob Mersereau December 13, 2017 Top 100 Canadian Singles Because we focus so much on the rock and roll heroes, or the great jazz players of earlier in the 20th...
Bigsby Sponsoring Cousin Harley's Tribute CD Honoring Merle Travis' 100th Birthday "Blue Smoke: The Music of Merle Travis" CD To Be Released November 25 on Little Pig Records VANCOUVER, BC - Canadian rockabilly master Cousin Harley is paying homage to...
Canada's rockabilly heroes Cousin Harley are back with their fifth release, The Dutch Sessions, recorded direct-to-tape in the village of Schipluiden in The Netherlands, over the course of three rainy days off on their 2013 European tour. Paul Pigat, Keith Picot, and...
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Management and Booking
Little Pig Records
Photos by Adam PW Smith
Paul Pigat plays some amazing guitars and amps from Gretsch® Guitars
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