the man and the music.
Perley Curtis developed his love for Country music and it's legends like Buck, Merle and Loretta, at a very young age. He started playing guitar at age eight and played his first paying gig at age nine. That performance, at his uncle's wedding reception, was the start of a lifelong journey, leading to the ultimate gig for a country musician, The Grand Ole Opry.
Growing up in Maine, Perley played all around New England in country and bluegrass bands until his move to Nashville in 1988. He quickly became very much in demand as a touring and recording musician for many of the top country stars, including Ronnie Reno, Connie Smith, Holly Dunn, Charlie Louvin, Becky Hobbs, Trace Adkins and spent seven years as the steel guitarist for Loretta Lynn. While traveling countless miles with these artists, Perley made television appearances on Austin City Limits, Live by Request with Loretta and of course, the Grand Ole Opry.
Although those years with major artists provided great opportunities and so many great memories, Perley has never lost sight of his original goal to be a solo artist. The increased demand on his time as a studio musician sometimes makes it difficult, but Perley has managed to release three CDs and continues to increase his tour schedule. Along with fairs and theater venues, 2017 included special guest appearances at the Ernest Tubb Midnight Jamboree and the Wheeling Jamboree, two of the longest running, and most celebrated radio shows in history. His new EP, Including the single "Another Day of a Hero" is scheduled for release Feb 15, 2018.
Friends, if you like real, honest to goodness country music, with a true tip of the hat to the legends, be on the lookout for Perley Curtis and his band "STILL COUNTRY". The schedule is always being updated, so please check back often to see when they'll be in a town near you.
Mike Auldridge • 4 Time Grammy Nominee & Legendary Dobro Player
"I first met Perley Curtis at a concert I was doing at Cypress Gardens in Florida in the early 1980s. We were both Dobro players in bluegrass bands, and we became immediate friends. In addition to loving bluegrass and playing the Dobro guitar, we were both crazy about traditional country music and loved and played, whenever we could, the pedal steel guitar. We hung out a bit over the next few yeras, trading licks and talking of things involving steel guitar. Perley soon made the move to Nashville and started working with some well known country acts as a steel player. We lost track of each other over the years, and the next time I heard from him, he was making his own recordings as a singer. And he's a great singer! This was a talent I never even knew he possessed twenty-five years ago. He's a humble and extremely talented guy. Perley knows what real country music is supposed to sound like! He has assembled a cast of great singers and musicians, many of them also old and dear friends of mine, to help get his point across on this, his latest project. I know you'll love it!"
Becky Hobbs • Recording Artist/Songwriter
Becky's quote on the Heartbreak Town CD: "From the toe-tapping title cut to the haunting ‘Love Without Walls,’ the songs on Heartbreak Town shine like pebbles in a mountain stream."
We hope you will enjoy the following video, more are on the way!
Tour Schedule 2018
Updates coming soon!
Preview the single from the upcoming CD, "Another Day Of A Hero."
Click on a song title to preview
- Getting Used To Losing You
- California Blues
- I Just Drove By
- Home From The Forest
- I Wouldn't Change A Thing
- Bringing Mary Home
- Sweet Liberty
- Making Plans
- Rise And Fall Of A Honky Tonk Hero
- Sail On
- I'll Be Your Stepping Stone
- Sister Golden Hair
The Right Combination