Take the Ultimate "Out To Sea" Journey.

The reason I named my debut album “Out to Sea,” is because it symbolizes a major decision I made in my life: to quit real estate and pursue music full time. This decision was inspired by some life circumstances, like becoming a father, as well as an inner journey that I am still in the midst of. This journey has taken me out of my comfort zone, out of the safe protected harbor of my ego, and into the wide open waters of the “other” world. What that other world is exactly is still a bit of a mystery. There are elements of creativity, spirituality, emotional connection, and metaphors all swirling around together. I am learning how to face my fears, be vulnerable, and harness the courage to ask, “how is this belief, attitude, or habit working for me?” Is it leading me towards a more whole and exuberant person? I am also learning how to differentiate self-doubt, ego impulses, and shame, from the REAL me.

The place, in my life, where I find the greatest contrast between fear and exuberant wholeness is in my music. “Out to Sea” is about cutting the rope and sailing straight into that vortex. It’s telling those voices in my head “…kiss my ass I bought a boat, I’m goin’ out to sea…” (Lyric from “If I had a boat”–Lyle Lovett).

Every song on this album has a story behind it, and I want to bring you deeper into that. I am currently working on launching a 12 day multi-media journey that will take you behind the scenes and through the twists and turns that got me where I am today: getting named Rigel Windsong Little Deer Thurston, my parents sailing across the ocean (rare video footage included), living in a 27 foot trailer, becoming hyper religious, losing my sister, questioning and deconstructing my beliefs, and then feeling my way back home through music.

There will be lots of stories and all kinds of other goodies. All my music will be available to download or stream, aaaaaand you will get access to several more songs that are not on the album. Just for you. And the best part? It’s all FREE.

I am doing all of this because I want my music to be more than a transaction. I want to be your friend.

Since I am in the process of making this as we speak the official start date is "to be determined," but if you sign up now you will get real time behind the scenes updates of my process as well as stories and music along the way.


Rigel is a piano vocalist living in Austin Texas.


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Hire Rigel For Your Next Event

Rigel Thurston adds a touch of class and positive energy to weddings and events at an affordable price. His music ranges from Jazz standards to Pop and Rock with crystal clear smooth vocals. He has a versatile repertoire that carries you through dinner conversation to the dance floor—think Frank Sinatra meets Ray Charles with a twist of the Rolling Stones.


Friday, January 19 2018
  • Truluck's in the Arboretum (Solo)

    Friday, January 19 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    the Arboretum (Solo)

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Monday, January 22 2018
  • Truluck's in the Arboretum (Solo)

    Monday, January 22 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    the Arboretum (Solo)

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Thursday, January 25 2018
  • Truluck's in the Arboretum

    Thursday, January 25 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Saturday, January 27 2018
  • Truluck's Arboretum

    Saturday, January 27 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Sunday, January 28 2018
  • Truluck's Downtown

    Sunday, January 28 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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