“For as long as he’s lived here,
Curt Perkins has been one of Nashville’s
most gifted and intuitive singers. ”
Jason Moon Wilkins – Nashville Rag
Born in Boston and raised in North Carolina, Tennessee. A musician and producer, Perkins has been in several bands (Thurn & Taxis/Capitol Records – Stella/Beggars Banquet Records – Modlang/Yesman Records). He has toured the world many times over with his own projects as well as acting as sideman/collaborator with Rykodisc artist Josh Rouse. His music has been used for many film and television productions.
Collaborations with Brooklyn based artists Amy Correia and Claire Burson, work with Matt Sharp (Weezer – The Rentals) on his solo record and EP, and a soundtrack / soundscape record w/Josh Rouse “Cinema. ” He has produced records for artists such as Russell Thompson, Come On Thunderchild (North Carolina) and Zach Broocke (Boston). Perkins’ songwriting collaborations with Josh Rouse have reached as high as the Top 30 AAA of the Billboard charts.
Curt’s first solo album is “Get Something Started,” with co-producer Chad Brown.
Perkins’ solo music has been described as hybrid of other vocal greats: Sade, Jeff Buckley, Bill Withers, Marvin Gaye – Instinctively modern, yet with a classic feel.
“Unlike some sensitive singer-songwriter types who lean toward melodrama, Curt Perkins keeps his inner diva in check on his solo debut, Get Something Started. Besides, with a voice as lovely as his, a little emoting is called for. His knack for teetering along the edge of falsetto, whether to confess or seduce, at times recalls the greats of Motown, at others Jeff Buckley. Like his sometime employer Josh Rouse, Perkins clearly loves early-..70s soul..a couple of tracks on the album, particularly ..Another Love Story,.. sound like they could have been outtakes from Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On. (Perkins even covers the Gaye classic ..Where Are We Going?..) Other songs run the gamut from the dreamy pop of the title track to the sultry Brazilian rhythms of ..California,.. which gives Al Green’s ..Tired of Being Alone.. a run for the title of Song Most Likely to Get You Laid. (curtperkins.com) “..JACK SILVERMAN – Nashville Scene
“For as long as he’s lived here, Curt Perkins has been one of Nashville’s most gifted and intuitive singers. ” Jason Moon Wilkins – Nashville Rag