The heart of a troubadour and the soul of a songwriter are both easy to please and hard to keep satisfied. Derryl Perry is one Texan that has to both stay on the road in a high energy stage environment and also grind to keep rendering those precious private and introspective glimpses of the artist's take on life. He has worked this balancing act to the tune of over 2500 shows and is now presenting a compilation of songs dedicated for his upcoming 9th cd project.
Derryl and his band, The Lonesome Devils, are both telling and living the story almost every week in venues all over the country. He has performed concerts with other artists, recently sharing the stage with the likes of Dierks Bentley, Gary Allan, Montgomery-Gentry, Joe Nichols and Darius Rucker, and also with Texas honed acts like Aaron Watson, the Randy Rogers Band, Casey Donahue and the Josh Abbott Band .
Derryl's latest single release to radio, the self-penned “Prayin Out Loud,” is the kind of musical and lyrical cocktail that gained Derryl's love for country music. His favorite line in the song, “I could find someone else but sometimes lonely means no one else will do,” also describes his sentiment and love for what he does as an artist. His Mount Rushmore of country music, as he calls it, includes Willie Nelson, George Strait, Dwight Yoakam and Gary Stewart. As a Texan, he is deeply rooted in the dancehall approach of his heroes, and it shines in his productions as well.
Derryl has released recordings on the independent Lonesome Devil Records label for the last five album projects and performs many of the crowd favorite songs on the “Memoirs From The Road,” “Lucky Thirteen,” “Love & Adrenaline,” “Rowdy” and “The Deep End” projects in his live show.
Previously, Derryl landed a record deal with Nashville-based Music City Records and recorded and nationally released the album “All Just To Get To You” with critical acclaim going to the nationally charted radio singles “Four Nights In Albuquerque” and “You Will”. Music Row Magazine, Nashville's premier music industry trade publication, awarded Derryl with both the Small Label Artist of the Year and Small Label Breakout Artist of the Year. The USA television network movie “BLOOD CRIME” also featured “You Will” and is still broadcast around the world.
Come to a live show or push play on your copy of his collection of works and get in touch with the romanticism of the sawdust floor under your boots, the helplessness of your heart being stolen, and the freedom of a payday Friday night.