…even though time has slipped on by, you’re still there in my mind… -Zak Perry Zak Perry
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Search Turned Serendipity
by Glenda Taylor
I traveled to Galveston, TX Spring of 2012 in search of Zak Perry’s music to help soothe my soul. It took me months to run across him inadvertently. I had heard that he was playing his music around Galveston. Each time I went to a place he might be playing they said that he had played last night or he plays here or there, next week.
One night, I was walking along 20th street from the Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe. As I turned the corner onto Post Office Street I passed the Melrose Pub and heard the music I had searched for the past six months. It sounded like Zak Perry. I stepped inside the open door and there he was smokin’ that guitar and singing his songs with the same soulful passion I remembered from years past. Only this time he was on stage playing and singing alone. I had never seen him play solo and was so impressed that he was just as awesome as when I had seen him with his full band. Needless to say, I didn’t leave until after his show. If you have ever seen him LIVE you know the show never ends on time.
I hope you have opportunity to see him live the next time you visit this lovely island on the Gulf of Mexico saturated with wonderful music to soothe the soul. Thank you Zak Perry for your beautiful songs and music.
…well I found a dream this morning, in the corner of my mind… -Zak Perry
Check out my Events page, Across the Stage on Facebook, Zak Perry on Reverbnation or Facebook, or his website linked below the picture at the top of this page for upcoming shows. He just might be playing in your neck of the woods.
A Bit of Zak Perry History
by Vellmore Zeelodus
His school had a class in it and it seemed like a cool thing to do. While this may not seem like a typically momentous rock and roll occasion, it was all young Zak Perry needed to start playing the guitar. Within days, Zak had already written his first song called, “Jesus is Calling.” It was apparently good enough that his parents didn’t believe he wrote it and sent him to his room for lying. They came around pretty quickly, however, and soon became his biggest fans.
One thing that made Zak different from other young guitar players was his disinterest in flashy pyrotechnics. Although he had no trouble mastering the tricky leads of popular Led Zeppelin solos, blistering country finger picking rags, or even highly technical classical passages of Yes, Zak stuck to honing the skill he discovered he had… songwriting. “I just gravitated to doing what nobody else around me at the time was doing… writing songs.”
Zak soon formed the requisite garage band and began to take writing and playing more seriously. It was right around this time, that he fell, as subtly as he had with playing, into becoming a lead singer. “We couldn’t find a singer,” he remembers, “so I figured I might as well just do it myself.” Despite, or maybe because of this unceremonious vocal beginning, Zak has managed to craft his voice into what is certainly one of the most powerful, emotive, genuinely bluesy voices in rock and roll today.
Once again, Zak has decided to “do it himself” and is already working on another CD, “Broken Glass Parade”, his upcoming new album, scheduled for release this Summer 2013. The Zak Perry Band on Twitter
Zak’s favorites are Ray Charles, Led Zepplin, Gov’t Mule, Yes, The Allman Bros, The Band, Steve Earle, and Willie Nelson.
Across the Stage LIVE Presents Zak Perry Youtube Video Concert
“Zak Perry shows a little wear and tear from the hard knocks of the music business, but when it comes to playing rock & roll, he’s all smiles. Having been through a few record deals, and even more cities, Perry, reserves the right to be a little jaded yet he remains unassuming and down to earth. Zak Perry has lead a rock & roll storybook life, full of bumps and grinds that have taken him to New York, Memphis, Atlanta, Austin, and, recently, to Galveston. Writing songs since the age of 14, one of Perry’s first was titled, “Jesus Is Calling”. ” – Zach Tate, The Parrot (Jul 07, 2010)
— Zach Tate, The Parrot Magazine
THE ZAK PERRY BAND
Zak Perry, Vern Vennard, Jason Charron, Scott “Sting” Ray
THE BEST BAND YOU’VE NEVER HEARD OF
This life I’m living, is surely killing me… -Zak Perry
-a lyric from his song “I’ve Been Drunk on Sunday Morning” on his Somewhere in the Morning Album available in iTunes.
Click on the sidebar album iTunes link located on right top side of this page to travel to this album preview.
A very special Live edition of Buddy & Jim Radio Show with Patty Griffin, The Scott Miller and magician Eric Henning recorded at The Hamilton to benefit Jesuit Refugee Service/USA! Tune in tonight and throughout the week! SiriusXM Outlaw Country
On July 5th at Typhoon Texas Austin Songwriters Across Texas Television Show will be taping a Special Tribute to a Texas Treasure, Alex Harvey, the author of "Delta Dawn" and "Rueben James" among other beloved songs. Joining us will be some of Alex' friends Johnny Bush, Gary P. Nunn, Johnny Rodriguez, Johnny Lee and Monty Hawkeye Henson. Tickets are only 35.00 and include dinner. For Tickets go to the link below.
For Reserved table info, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. It is going to be a very special evening.
This Monday at 7:00 PM on Songwriters Across Texas Radio Show. Eleven Local Songwriters including Laura Marie who sings about a "Dark Horse", Stuart Michael Burns and his ballad about "Erika" and Sharon Scott talks about how you can't have "Roots and Wings".
The Statesboro added new dates for the Summer. Let's git down, ya'll!
Friday, 6/30 - The Statesboro Revue at River Road Ice House - New Braunfels
Saturday, 7/15 - The Statesboro Revue w/ Mando Salas $10 at Love and War - Lindale
Wednesday, 7/19 - Free Week: Micky & the Motorcars, Dirty River Boys, and more! - Dallas
Saturday, 7/22 - Statesboro Revue at Treasure Island - Port Aransas
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We are breaking out the MOJO. Friday, June 23rd, MOJO FACTION is returning to the BARWASH. The great times continue at League City's choice for LIVE entertainment. Fantastic food, awesome drinks and great music. Come on down to Hugh & Jeff's Carwash and get your MOJO on. See ya there
It's summertime y'all! Join us for a great afternoon of music and award winning beer at Galveston Island Brewing! As always, bring the family and pass some good enjoys with us! The BEST in Texas Gulf Coast music!
A trio of COOL shows coming up at the end of the month!
Friday June 30th catch us in New Braunfels at Billy's Ice opening the show for Josh Ward
Then on Saturday July 1 we trip over to Rockport and headline a show at the PARTY capital known as Legends Saloon...
Sunday, Jamie will be doing an acoustic showcase in San Antonio for Rebecca Creek Radio, at the Thirsty Horse Saloon!
It's gunna be a wild weekend...SEEYA!