The Early Days

I hope you enjoy my collection of photos from my earliest days, throughout my period playing with The Mystics and The Shades.

Al Perkins Family Photo

Al Perkins Family Photo

A Family Portrait (AP Bottom Left)

Shades

The Shades Promotional Shot

The Mystics Poster

The Mystics Promotional poster

Mystics

The Shades Promotional Shot

Mystics

The Mystics Performing on stage

Al Perkins Family Photo

A young Al Perkins performing on stage

Al Perkins Family Photo

Al Perkins Family Photo

Steel Lessons for a young Al Perkins

Al Perkins Family Photo

Al Perkins Family Photo

Al Perkins ready to hit the road

Shades

The Shades backing Carl Bunch aka K C Grand

Al Perkins Family Photo

Happy Trails!

Al Perkins Family Photo

What others have said ...

"He is the best country-rock guitarist I've heard!"

Clarence White to L.A. manager Ed Tickner after Al and Clarence performed together in the early seventies.

"Exquisite!"

Rodney Crowell, co-Producer of Jim Lauderdale's 'Planet of Love' album

"... Al Perkins could play a pedal steel and sound as good as every great guitar player alive ..."

Stephen Stills on the Manassas 'Pieces' album liner notes.

"The most influential dobro player in the world."

Gibson Guitar Corporation

"You play a style like no other ... and very soulful!"

'Doc' Watson at a Merle Watson Festival following a performance with Emmylou Harris and the Nash Ramblers.

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