welcome to listen to dave perkins.
When I was 13, I put down $35 at a pawnshop on Philadelphia’s South Street and took home a Harmony arch-top guitar (painted sparkle gold). When I bought the guitar it was not with aspirations of becoming a great player. It was more about self-expression and trying to write songs. A decade and several guitars later, however, I developed enough skill that folks began to see me as a “guitarist.” Since then, I have enjoyed the privilege of recording and/or performing with a number of America’s great popular music makers. Bluegrass and swing with fiddle-maestro Vassar Clements, Texas renegade-country with Jerry Jeff Walker, singer-songwriter pop with Carole King, alternative rock with Chagall Guevara, Americana with Guy Clark, blues and jazz with violinist Papa John Creach, reggae with Mystic Meditations, alt-pop with Over the Rhine, and industrial hard-core with Passafist—those are just a few of the memorable episodes in my musical story. There were also the occasional odd jobs, such as accompanying Ray Charles on his “3/4 Time” video. For more of my story, please visit the “Bio” page. If you are interested in my recordings see “Music.” For upcoming live performances and current events, see “News.”
I thank you for your interest. And, again, welcome!