Tag Archives: Paul Pigat
Posted: May 25, 2012
The free event will feature continuous musical performances by pop-rock quartet Fountains of Wayne, Nik & Sam, Paul Pigat and Cousin Harley, The Octanes, and Foxy Studs. Guests making very special appearances include Fred Gretsch, the fourth-generation owner of the iconic Gretsch Guitar Company, Gretsch Guitars Product Specialist, Joe Carducci, OK Go frontman Damian Kulash, and more.
In addition, guests will enjoy a hands-on guitar clinic with Gretsch Guitars Custom Shop Master Builder, Stephen Stern, and the opportunity to meet and greet Gretsch Girl Kim Falcon, who will be signing her new posters.
For more information, visit Street Sounds’ official website.
Posted: January 23, 2012
Cousin Harley’s Paul Pigat and guests help rock the stage at the 2012 Gretsch Showcase. Watch a few clips shot by fans …
Posted: December 9, 2011
Paul Pigat, the prolific and highly versatile rockabilly player, is also a self-proclaimed “guitaraholic.”
In an interview with Guitar Aficionado, the Gretsch artist admits to embarking on a never-ending journey in search of the “perfect” guitar.
“Vintage guitars are COOL!” Pigat tells Guitar Aficionado. “They have a look and a patina that screams experience. Who doesn’t want to think that their guitar has “been around,” so to speak, and has experience?”
Although the vintage-loving player loves his elderly guitars, he says his new models are more reliable.
“So now I’m traveling with a bunch of new instruments in my arsenal,” Pigat tells the magazine. “They may not have the ‘retro cool’ factor, but they are all based on traditional designs; so, from a distance, most folks can’t tell the difference and they sound great!”
For more on Paul Pigat, visit www.paulpigat.com
Posted: September 30, 2011
Guitar Player magazine’s September issue features a Q&A with Gretsch artist Paul Pigat.
Although known mostly as a rockabilly artist, Pigat can play anything from jazz to punk music.
“I love it, and it’s been the thing I’ve done the longest, but I wouldn’t call it defining,” says Pigat of rockabilly.
The Gretsch-wielding player also explains that his gear preference depends on what genre he’s playing.
“If I’m doing rockabilly, then Gretsch is usually my first call,” he tells the magazine. Specifically, Pigat’s model of choice is the two-tone Gretsch G6196TSP-2G Country Club played through his Gretsch Excecutive Amp.