Words by Dustin Perkins - New Album WORDS
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  1. One Chance - from the album Words
  2. Whiskey and Me - from the album I Wrote You A Song
  3. Too Late To Turn Back Now - from the album Next Step
  4. Get Better - from the album Words
  5. Bed of Broken Hearts - recorded live at the Record Plant Bag of Bones 2013
Description
The new album by Texas songman Dustin Perkins is the most musically sophisticated and ambitious work of his stellar 4-year career. Perkins has always been a passionate writer and performer, but he raised the bar to its highest notch when creating WORDS. “This album means everything to me,” he said. “I’ve got my heart, my soul, and my guts all poured into it, not to mention my last dime and everything I could beg, borrow, and steal. Iv’e got, essentially, every part of my being involved in this record.” Perkins represents the “Tex-Next” genre of young artists combining traditional Texas Music with a contemporary spirit. He practically lived at SG Studios in Fort Worth for the better part of a 3 months while recording these songs with producer/musician Greg White. The result is an amazing album filled with inventive musicians creating a body of work that’s commercial enough to sell, while remaining steeped in the indie spirit that Perkins embodies. WORDS veers seamlessly from pop to country to blues without ever losing the rootsy vibe that Perkins instills in everything he does. And he’s in top voice here, singing from his core on every song. You can almost hear his heartbeat coming through the mix. With the release of WORDS, Perkins kicks off his accompanying Bag of Bones Tour on Aug. 17 in a most unusual manner – hitting the road with nothing but $100 in his pocket, a full tank of gas, his guitar and CDs to “see if it is possible for a man to survive off nothing but his music.” More on the tour to come (it’s going to be a crazy fun adventure and videologue). But for now, please give WORDS a listen and witness the continued growth of a man possessed by music.
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Credits
Drums- Nick Diomedes, John Martinez Percussion- Nick Diomedes Bass- Rich Stanmyre Electric Guitar- Brian Kelley, Greg White, Dustin Perkins, Steve Rhian Keys- Chan Horton, Greg White, Dustin Perkins Programming- Greg White, Dustin Perkins Vocals- Dustin Perkins Background Vocals- Shaniqua Williams, Greg White, Dustin Perkins, Sandy Perkins, Sharon Whiting, Roxanne Poe, Howard Strause (Gramps) Professional Clappers and Wooers- Lindsey Howie, Jake Crownover, Matt Ayres, Jessica Jones Engineers- Greg White (Assistant Jessica Jones) Additional Engineers- Jessica Jones, Ben Rice Writing Credits: All songs written by Dustin Perkins (BMI), with the following collaborations: Nothing Like You- Dustin Perkins (BMI), Chase Sanford, Colton Gilbreath Mr. Dream Man- Dustin Perkins (BMI), Howard Strause Knock Knock- Dustin Perkins (BMI), Chris Griffith Get Better- Dustin Perkins (BMI), Greg White (BMI) Forgotten Dreams- Dustin Perkins (BMI), Chase Sanford Linda’s Song- Dustin Perkins (BMI), Forrest Morris Produced by Greg White and Dustin Perkins Mastered by Brad Blackwood at Euphonic Masters Recorded and Mixed by Greg White at SG Studios in Fort Worth, Texas Artwork, layout, and design by Brandon Hayman 2013 Dustin Perkins Music. All rights reserved.
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