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    Cousin Harley (CD release)
    with The Rocket Revellers, The Wheelgrinders

    Canadian rockabilly master Cousin Harley is paying homage to influential guitarist, singer, and songwriter Merle Travis in a rollicking new CD, sponsored by Bigsby Guitars & Vibratos, entitled Blue Smoke: The Music of Merle Travis, coming November 25th on Little Pig Records. A special CD release event honouring Travis' 100th Birthday will be held on the release date in Cousin Harley's hometown of Vancouver, BC, at the Rickshaw Theatre.

    The CD features eleven Merle Travis classics that have been given Cousin Harley's hallmark rockabilly and western swing attitude, and includes "Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette)," "Sixteen Tons," "Divorce Me C.O.D.,", "Deep South," "Blue Smoke," and "Cincinnati Lou." Pigat also penned on original song, "Rosewood, Kentucky," as a tribute to Travis' birthplace.

    Cousin Harley

    Cousin Harley is the musical persona of multi-talented guitar-slinger, songwriter, and vocalist Paul Pigat. Along with Keith Picot on upright bass and Jesse Cahill on drums, this high-octane Canadian trio has earned the reputation for delivering everything from hot rod rockabilly to foot-stomping honky tonk, vintage country, and western swing music.

    The Revellers

    The Rocket Revellers from Vancouver, Canada feature the duo of Jimmy Roy (steel) and Stephen Nikleva (guitar) who toured and recorded with rockabilly legend Ray Condo and currently also work with Petunia & The Vipers. Dance music in a rockabilly/swing genre with vocals by San Francisco vocalist Dennis Brock, drums by James Badger, and bass by Marquis Howell.

    The Wheelgrinders

    The Wheelgrinders are a Vancouver, BC rockabilly trio grinding out traditional roots rockabilly at your local hep joint. All three members of The Wheelgrinders are veterans of the Vancouver roots/rockabilly band scene after paying dues as members of The Sunsetters, Big John Bates, and Gastown Riot and The Fire Bottles.

empty Cousin Harley (CD release) with guests The Rocket Revellers, The Wheelgrinders
November 25th
The Rickshaw and Little Pig Records present
Cousin Harley (CD release) with guests The Rocket Revellers, The Wheelgrinders

+19 Doors: 8:00 PM

$20 +S/C adv, on sale Sept 29

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