Dylan Perry

Dylan Perry

BandBlues

Mix of traditional and modern slide and everything from metal to classical, but keeping my roots planted in blues.

Biography

Born 18 years ago in Claremore, OK, Dylan started playing at age 14 on an old acoustic guitar given to him by his grandfather. After playing the Tulsa Blues Festival only a year later, he was invited to jam with local blues legend and Oklahoma Jazz and Music Hall of Fame inductee, D.C. Minner. Saturday jam sessions at D.C. and his wife Selby's, “Down Home Blues Club”, drew him closer to the blues and encouraged him to look to the “roots” for inspiration. Some of his influences include Lightnin’ Hopkins, Robert Johnson, Freddie King, Buddy Guy, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, and Eric Sardinas. Dylan plays by ear and writes much of his own music, focusing on slide and finger-style guitar. He also plays piano, bass, banjo, classical guitar, mandolin, and harmonica. Dylan will be representing the Tulsa Blues Society at the 22nd Annual International Blues Challenge in January 2006. The International Blues Challenge is, "the largest gathering of blues bands in the world", and runs January 26-28 in Memphis, TN. (www.blues.org)

Set List

Original tunes and maybe an Eric Sardinas or Freddie King cover or two.