Attention all musicians who play funky instruments: Landon Pigg wants you.
The dreamy folk singer and actor, who plays Ellen Page’s love interest in the Drew Barrymore-directed roller-derby movie “Whip It,’’ says that when he arrives at the Paradise Rock Club tonight, he’ll be looking for musicians, especially those who play oddball instruments, waiting outside the venue.
The last time Pigg (inset) performed in Boston, his keyboard player noticed a woman with a trumpet strapped to her back outside the club. Pigg wound up befriending her, teaching her a song, and bringing her on stage for a number. Pigg hopes history repeats itself tonight. “We hope to find maybe someone with a trumpet - and maybe someone with an interesting instrument that I’m not thinking of right now.’’ Accordion? Oboe?
Pigg admits that because of his sensitive-guy role in “Whip It,’’ and his song “Falling in Love at a Coffee Shop,’’ which has been used in some weepy television commercials, most of the people who come out to his live shows are swooning women, not that that’s a bad thing. “It’s moms and daughters who like to buy my T-shirts,’’ Pigg told us, laughing. “In the cooler cities, we get some dudes out. The dudes are so appreciated.’’ Pigg opens for A Fine Frenzy at 8.
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