Perry has been writing songs for over 40 years. His material draws on rich life experiences, which include growing up in rural eastern Canada, traveling the world while in the U.S. Navy and surviving the hi-tech rat race of Silicon Valley in California. In addition to recording and performing, his many endeavors include computer programming, web development and producing and promoting music events along the southern Oregon coast. He has a home on six acres of riverfront property in the woods of Oregon and also lives part-time in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he works as a Software Engineer. Music is his life, but software engineering is his livelyhood.
Perry’s first full-length CD entitled “Just Devine” was recorded at ASR Studios in Brookings, Oregon with the help of the members of the band Houston Jones, Including: Travis Jones, Glenn Houston, Chojo Jacques, Peter Tucker and Chris Kee. These seasoned veterans took Perry’s well-crafted songs to amazing new heights, resulting in a CD that is sure to please all fans of Americana music.
Perry has also recorded several songs with Santa Cruz area musicians Keith Greeninger, Dayan Kai, Steve Ucello and Jim Norris, which appear on his 2009 EP entitled “All Hands On Deck” and on his Internet Single, Every Thought and Every Deed. These amazing musicians bring Perry’s songs to life with a vibrant energy that is truely infectious.
Perry often attends the Americana Song Academy in Sister’s, Oregon, where he receives intensive instruction and one-on-one mentoring from some of the finest singer/songwriters in the country, including: Ruthie Foster, Darrell Scott, Keith Greeninger, Ellis Paul, Harry Manx, Willy Porter, Jonathan Byrd, Stephen Fearing, Johnsmith, Susan Werner, Joe Craven, Rosalie Sorrels, Jud Caswell, Dennis McGregor, Steve Gillette and Cindy Mangsen.
Perry Devine - Acoustic Guitar and Vocals.
Recordings feature various high-quality sessions players.
Just Devine - Full-length CD Released May 2008
All Hands On Deck - five-song EP released October 2009
Every Thought and Every Deed.- two-song Internet Single released November 2013
Perry Devine - Breakthrough
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Perry Devine's "Breakthrough" is a musical positive affirmation. He advises, "Take your life to new ...Perry Devine's "Breakthrough" is a musical positive affirmation. He advises, "Take your life to new extremes" on the chorus. Yet he also reminds us in one of this folk-rock song's verses, "One small step leads to another." Bruce Springsteen once sang, "From small things mamma big things one day come," and Devine appears to agree with that philosophy. With an aural backing that includes acoustic piano and guitar, as well as electric guitar, Devine applies a sometimes gruff singing style to a song that might just put a fire under your butt and cause you to make something of yourself.
I usually do two one-hour sets of mostly original material. I sometimes also feature some songs by other excellent songwriters that the audience might not be familiar with. I can also mix in a variety of cover songs if desired.
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