Thanksgiving Concert with Dusty Pas'cal and Loren Barrigar

It's fair to say this is going to be a songwriter bonanza, as Auburn Public Theater presents Barrigar and Pas'cal together with openers Tommy Connors and Jeffery Scott Connor (no relation) the night before Thanksgiving, Wednesday Nov.24 at 7:30p.m.

Skaneateles' Dustin "Dusty" Pas'cal is an old soul, in a boyish exterior. He said people will hear at this show what is going on with his next album, working title, "Hot Air Balloons."

"Music is so important to me, but I lost my way - that's a good thing - if you don't lose your way you never know where you are."

He lost his way like many of us during this recession. Trying to keep the family business D.B. Pas'cal Chimney and Roofing afloat and to be a good husband to Michelle and to raise their five precious children, he didn't have time for his music. But it kept pouring out of him.

He said it was like writing his first CD, "Home" in 2004 and 05. At that time he was so busy immersing himself in the family business. He was really trying to make a go of it as the sales manager, to pull his own weight instead of just carrying the shingles as he had done for the 15 years before.

"When I was pushing so hard to accomplish things, I was writing the most 'cause I needed a diversion," Pas'cal said.

And now, "With the recession and the business and the five kids -these songs started rolling out when I didn't want them to."

He summed it up as being so busy that it forced him to get the hell out of the way.

"If your so close to it, it becomes bullshit," he said. "I'm learning so much from these songs, it's an exploration."

Giant guitarist Loren Barrigar

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