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12 Bands of Christmas concert!!!

The 12 Bands of Christmas Annual Concert is set for Sunday December 18th at 6:30PM at the Imperial Theatre. This year features sets by some of Augusta's top bands including Jaycie Ward, Fried Goat, The Radar Cinema, The Unmentionables, Wombats, Vellotones featuring George Croft, Joy Krueger, Jim Perkins, Five's A Crowd, 3rd Shift, Sibling String and Livingroom Legends. Don't miss what has become an Augusta tradition!

For the first time in 12 Bands history, every song included on the CD is an original track. Furthermore, 12 Bands is thrilled to have Davidson Fine Arts students on the 2011 release (3rd Shift members attend DFA) and we’re excited to include the Wombats on the CD and at the December 18th concert where they will give Augustans a log awaited reunion show.

The mission of The 12 Bands of Christmas is to combine the universal appeal of music with the universal spirit of giving to support the fight against pediatric cancer. Since it’s inception, 12 Bands has raised over $250,000 in support of this cause. You can fight pediatric cancer anytime at www.12Bands.org by making a donation, buying a raffle ticket for our 12 Bands/12 Kids campaign or purchasing merchandise from our store.

Tickets are General Admission. $10 for adults, $5 for children 10 & under and free for children 5 & under.

To Pre-order Tickets and CDs go here: http://www.12bands.org/12Bands/pre_order.html



Hey There :) Hope you're doing great!! I have a couple updates for you :) I am playing a great event for GoodWill if you're in the Augusta, GA area this Friday...and....here's the big update.....(drumroll) I will be finishing my new albums this week! We're just about to start the mixing/mastering phase and then it's off to order the CDs!! I will be releasing a FULL BAND ALBUM and also, a LIVE SOLO ACOUSTIC ALBUM at the same time!! Both will be available on iTunes, cdbaby, Amazon, Rhapsody and more! I will let you know the release date really soon...so stay tuned in to www.JimPerkinsLive.com!! Cheers! Jim

Important Updates!!!

Hello Everybody!! Just want to say thanks to my friends and everybody that's been so supportive through the years...Great news!! I am going back in the studio to finish up my second album....some of you guys still have and remember the first one from 2002?? Wow...I know, been a while since I turned something new out on a disc...well, much to my excitement, the new album touches on a lot of different phases and trips and bruises throughout the past few years...the cd will include some electric riffs from some very talented friends of mine, and some really melodic and raw acoustic on a few songs as well... When I started this project back in August, I was just gonna "hit it and quit it."...lol, meaning, run in the studio, crank out 4 or 5 songs with just me and the Taylor acoustic, and head back to Nashville to try to make something go...Now, some of the songs have grown and transformed dramatically into some really catchy tunes, for instance... "Charleston", one on the original cd, now has been totally redone...very excited for y'all to hear it. It's been going over very well at the recent shows...(thank you for that:) What started out as just 4 or 5 songs is now turning into a completely new and fully produced full-length album...with a bit of blues, folk, soul...and a lot of heart...all mixed together...cheers....hope to have it all wrapped up for y'all to open and enjoy in a couple months... Now it's 2008 and I'm still gigging....MOST RECENTLY...I've had the opportunity to share the stage with Ken Block & Drew Copeland of Sister Hazel, Nashville Star Chris Young, and Doug Jones of Cravin Melon...had a blast...:) I have been writing and planning my next trip to the studio to do the second album...and another trip to Nashville...!! Thanks for all your love, Jim