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Nov 16, 2021

It's Paul Rigby

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A professional musician for 28 years Paul Rigby has performed and toured with many artists including Garth Hudson, LosLobos, T Bone Burnette,  Jakob Dylan,Matt Andersen, Crystal Bowersox, Jackie Greene, Jesse Zubot, Carolyn Mark and Neko Case.  Rigby has co-written and arranged Neko’s last 4 album’s including Grammy nominated recordings “Middle Cyclone” and  “TheWorst Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You”.The 2018 release of Neko’s “Hell On” sees Rigby as co writer on 8 tracks of 12as well as performing on 10. He also appeared on Conan O Brien June 2018 in promotion of this release 

Recent projects also include recording and arranging Matt Andersen’s “Weightless”album that was nominated for a Juno as Solo Roots and Traditional Album of theYear in 2015.  Rigby also produced Geoff Berner’s recent release titled “Canadiana Grotesquica” in 2017 as well as producing vocal performances on his upcoming 2019 yet to be named release. 

A guitarist for his entire career, Rigby also plays Mandolin and Pedal Steel all backed by a significant knowledge in popular music theory from his B.A in Jazz Pop performance and composition.

Paul Rigby’s musical influences are vast and diverse. His interest in American music, Jazz, the Avant Garde as well as many global instruments and electronic sounds and treatments has led him to a burgeoning career as a producer. Having worked with some of the most important producers in North America including T Bone Burnette (Robert Plant, Elton John,The Hunger Games), Steve Berlin (Tragically Hip, Los Lobos), JC/DC (Tegan andSara, The New Pornographers) has influenced Rigby’s unique take on popular music as a writer, arranger and producer.

Photo credit: Craig Sinclair