Jim Perkins began playing guitar and writing songs in college and that's when the music bug bit him. He was consumed by an overwhelming yearning to perform, no matter how large or small the crowd, from friends to complete strangers.
Jim started booking shows in 2001 at coffee shops in his hometown and in the southeast. He released his debut album, "Maker of Dreams", in 2002 before traveling the U.S. and Canada. Jim gained a loyal audience in Augusta and played over 220 shows in 2006 alone. His audience has grown all over the southeast and continues to climb with every new venue he plays.
He's shared the stage with Edwin McCain, Chris Barron (of the Spin Doctors), Sam Thacker, Jennifer Daniels, Angie Aparo, Ken Block & Drew Copeland of Sister Hazel, Nashville Star winner and country music star Chris Young, Doug Jones of Cravin' Melon, and John Corabi (Formerly of Motley Crue "Self Titled Motley Crue", RATT, Union, The Scream, ESP Eric Singer Project) and Grammy winning guitarist Zach Myers of SHINEDOWN to name a few.
His singing and songwriting is some of the best in acoustic music today. He easily and gracefully moves from Alternate Country to Americana to Singer Songwriter to Blues without missing a beat. His lyrics are heartfelt, moving and honest; authentic tales of everyday life that can’t be expressed in any other way. Many have compared his songs and show style to popular artists such as Ed Sheeran, Ray LaMontagne, Edwin McCain, Ryan Adams, Marc Broussard, Emerson Hart (of Tonic), and Dave Matthews.
Jim has released three other full band albums. The most recent project was released in July 2015, “Long Way Home”, recorded at the prestigious Studio 1093 in Athens, GA. “Broken Record Reasons” and a live solo acoustic album (recorded in Augusta, GA while opening up for Spin Doctors' Chris Barron) entitled "Jim Perkins Live" were released in 2011. Jim also released a single that has gained a HUGE following at all of his shows, entitled "Somebody Like You". Both albums and the single are available absolutely everywhere online: iTunes, cdbaby, Amazon, Rhapsody and more!!
Jim's performances are positive and fun. With great stage manner and intimate interactions with the audience, Jim knows what to say, catering to his broad range of listeners. He's quick on the draw and has witty humor. Jim’s ability to leave his captive audiences wanting more is second to none.
Jim currently resides in Johnson City, TN