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

From classic honky tonk and cow punk rippers, to a helping of western swing and classic jump blues, Cousin Harley plays in the old tradition — slugging it out hot and heavy in roadhouses across the land. Watch more Cousin Harley videos…

Whatcha gonna do when there ain’t no swag?

Don’t be missing out on some hot and heroic action! Pick up and experience some Cousin Harley attitude with these essential rockabilly albums…

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...

Cousin Harley releases “The Dutch Sessions” CD

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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