Wednesday, Nov. 24 at 7:30 p.m.
with opening set by Tommy Connors and Jeffery Scott Connor
Guitarist Loren Barrigar's exceptionally clean technique, reminiscent of the late Chet Atkins,is complemented by sensitive timing and fluid phrasing. On stage, he has a relaxed but energetic presence while moving easily among rock songs, old-time standards and original tunes. At six years old, Barrigar played the Chet Atkins hit, "Yakety Axe" in front of thousands of country fans at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, the youngest guitarist to appear on that famous stage.
Barrigar's CD "Dance With Me" won a SAMMY Award in 2009 for best Country CD. As one of the founders of the Syracuse-based Guitar League, Loren has been instrumental in bringing the joy of guitar playing to hundreds of amateur musicians. He's also worked as a producer with Dusty Pas'cal, who he will be sharing the stage with over the Thanksgiving Holiday.
Listen to Loren: http://www.myspace.com/thebarrigarbrothers
Dusty Pas'cal is a Skaneateles resident with a refreshingly old soul in a young man's body. He expresses himself lyrically like a modern version of acoustic icon John Prine.
"Early on, I was influenced by guys like Kris Kristofferson and Jim Croce, because that's who my dad listened to, but actually, I was most influenced by my dad, who's a songwriter himself," Pas'cal said.
Since his father first put a guitar in his hands at age 13, Pas'cal trusted his musical instincts and refused to let the commercial side of the music business affect his creative process. "'Writing music has never been about the money,' my philosophy is to 'put you in the room,' I like it better when you can hear little inconsistencies like the 'pop' of a guitar string or something. I've always just had a real appreciation for the honesty of the music. I like to think of my albums as a sequence of life," he said. "So 20 years from now, I can look back at the songs and really know what was happening in my life at the time."
Connecting with his audience is Pascal's greatest attribute. "You want to say as much as you can while you're up there on the stage," he said.
Listen to Dusty: http://www.dustypascal.com
Tickets are $10 advance or at the door - contact auburnpublictheater.org