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 ready to hit the road

Al Perkins Family Photo

Steel Lessons for a young Al Perkins

The Mystics Poster

The Mystics Promotional poster

Al Perkins Family Photo

Al Perkins Family Photo

A Family Portrait (AP Bottom Left)

Mystics

The Shades Promotional Shot

Al Perkins Family Photo

Happy Trails!

Al Perkins Family Photo

Al Perkins Family Photo

Al Perkins Family Photo

Shades

The Shades backing Carl Bunch aka K C Grand

Mystics

The Mystics Performing on stage

Al Perkins Family Photo

A young Al Perkins performing on stage

Shades

The Shades Promotional Shot

What others have said ...

"... 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

"Exquisite!"

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

"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.

"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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