Driftwood Brewery and The ANZA Club are thrilled to present The Guitar Cabaret series with host, the internationally-renowned singer songwriter and guitarist, Paul Pigat. The Guitar Cabaret pairs local guitar virtuoso, and host, Paul Pigat with a wide range of guitar-slinging guests. In this instalment, we are ecstatic to have Paul Rigby join Pigat on stage, and to have them both accompanied by Jesse Cahill (Cousin Harley) and Jeff Gamon.
Paul Pigat has a robust and diverse repertoire. Best known as the front man and blistering guitarist for the rockabilly band Cousin Harley, Pigat also has a wide breadth of projects from jazz to roots to blues, most notably The Paul Pigat Trio and Boxcar Campfire. Paul's solo guitar performances showcase the entire range of his work and never ceases to amaze and dazzle audiences and fans around the world. However impressive the list of credits he's compiled over the last few years has been — earned by supporting artists such as Neko Case, Jim Byrnes, Michael Kaeshammer and Carolyn Mark and opening for such acts as the Blind Boys of Alabama and The Stray Cats — it's when you get to hear Paul on his own that his star really shines.
Paul Rigby is a virtuoso guitar player in his own right. He is an accomplished guitarist and song-writer, best known for his work co-writing and playing for Neko Case. Paul's other credits include Garth Hudson, Carolyn Mark, and more recently Art Bergman. The consummate sideman, Rigby is a versatile and nuanced player who can easily vacillate between rapid fire acoustic roots and dreamy pedal-infused electric guitar brilliance. Pigat and Rigby have a previous project together, Pigby, which is a local favorite for the few that have had the pleasure of catching one of their rare live shows. The Pauls have been long time friends and guitar soulmates for decades, so it only made sense to have them play at the Guitar Cabaret’s second instalment. This night will open with solo and duo performances, and then will conclude with a full band performance and promises to bring out some old Pigby favorites, some unexpected covers and perhaps even a sweet little Vince Gualardi seasonal number or two.