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Blues guitarist from Chester, NY. I have made a total of seven albums with my own band. The first two were Love Scars (which was originally on done in 1995 for Pointblank and then picked up by Virgin Records in 1996) and Greycourt Lightning. A limited production live album recorded at Manny's Carwash in NYC in 1999. My four most recent albums are on Blind Pig Records, who I signed with in 2000. I have also appeared on several albums by other artists, including Richie Havens, Groove Armada, and Popa Chubby. I was presented my first guitar at the age of five. Right away, I could play the theme from 'Batman.' Like Charlie Parker and Jimi Hendrix, my heritage is half Afro-American and half American Indian, and grew up in a household surrounded by gospel and blues music. My father used to listen to and B.B. King, and my grandmother played organ in church, so I was always around this kind of music. Eventually, I gravitated to the rock sounds of the 60's after seeing Jimi Hendrix live when I was 12. My favorite guitarists are Jimi Hendrix, Duane Allman, and Johnny Winter. Through them, I eventually discovered Albert Collins, B.B. King, and Freddie King, who is my favorite blues guitarist. Currently, I have been touring the US and Europe supporting my latest recording, Don't Know Nothin' About Love, which was released July 2006.
BIOS by Bill Perry