5GB With P.G. Six; Playing DC9, Thursday May 10th

P.G. Six is one of the monikers used by Patrick Gubler, a New York singer/guitar player whose debut solo album, Parlor Tricks and Porch Favorites, was released in 2001 by the Amish label to much critical acclaim. His music fuses an unlikely range of influences including 60s British folk, country rock, & experimental music. P.G. Six has shared the stage with a variety of performers including: Ghost, Slint, Yo la tengo, Michael Hurley, & The Incredible String Band.

What’s the first gig you ever attended?

My first rock concert was when one of my older brothers took me to see a Christian band called the 2nd Chapter of Acts at the Palace Theater in Albany. It would’ve been the late 1970’s. I was a little bummed because this one guy Phil Keaggy wasn’t playing with them anymore (he was this really virtuosic guitarist–was in a band called Glass Harp)

What is the best gig that you ever played/performed?

I think the best one in a way was a solo show I played at Tonic in 2000. It was really the first time I felt even close to feeling comfortable on stage by myself, and able to get through a performance. Since then there’s been peaks and valleys, but that felt like the first time it jelled.

What is the best gig you have ever seen?

Probably this one Robin Williamson concert–it was a house concert in Hilldale, NY. Would’ve been the late eighties or early nineties.

Gig you would most like to play?

Oh jeez…Carnegie Hall I guess.

What would be the lineup for your dream gig?

Willie Nelson, Richard Thompson. I actually had a dream once that Willie Nelson covered “Night Comes In”. It sounded great in the dream. So, I’d like to see that–with Richard Thompson playing electric guitar.
Heck, if it’s a dream, I’d love to be part of the backing band–maybe play a couple of chords on a wurlitzer electric piano.

Catch P.G. Six Thursday May 10 at DC9 

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