Jeffrey Perkins

Paul Thorn Band

Jeffrey Perkins

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About

Paiste Artist Since
March 2008

Main Affiliation
Paul Thorn Band

Website
www.paulthorn.com

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„I have played Paiste cymbals for most of my 40-year career. The existing variety and amount of new product continues to keep things exciting, and always ensures I have the right cymbal for the job. Quality and care. What a great combo!“

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Biography

Born and raised in Chicago, and now a Nashville resident for the last 30 years, Jeffrey Perkins has been the drummer for the Paul Thorn Band for the last 22 years. Paul Thorn is a critically acclaimed singer/songwriter who has gained quite a following over the past two decades. The band is a highly respected group with much popularity in the Americana and Roots worlds. They have topped the Americana charts with a handful of their 12 record releases, and have garnered critical acclaim from a wide array of media outlets including the noteworthy Rolling Stone magazine. Jeffrey has recorded all of the drum tracks on every Paul Thorn record to date, has been part of every tour over the last 22 years, as well as appearing on: Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Conan O’Brien Show, Live from Sun Studios, Texas Music Live on TV, Mountain Stage TV, and various Public Television shows, along with many recorded and live radio shows. Before and during his tenure with Paul Thorn, Jeffrey has also recorded and toured with: Dan Baird (of the Georgia Satellites), legendary Texas singer/songwriter Billy Joe Shaver, Hank Williams Jr. , the Dusters, Rayon City Quartet (with former Black Crowes/current Eric Church guitarist Jeff Cease), Bonnie Bishop, and the Blind Boys of Alabama. This is only a small part of the list of bands and singer/songwriters he has played and recorded with, representing the full spectrum of music- rock, Americana, blues and more, from Nashville and beyond. His work has taken Jeffrey to Europe, Asia, and Australia many times.

Setup Cymbals

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    Sizes: 20", 21", 22"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: A fusion of darkness, energy, projection and brilliance. Very wide range, complex, musical mix. Responsive feel, extremely controllable. Woody, silvery, spanky ping over crunchy, thriving wash. Extremely versatile, flexible ride for wide ranging application in modern blended music styles. Mark I: Tends to be a bit quieter, darker and drier. This manifests itself in the overall sound character and in particular in the bell and ping sound.

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  • Details

    Sizes: 20", 21", 22"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: A fusion of darkness, energy, projection and brilliance. Very wide range, complex, musical mix. Responsive feel, extremely controllable. Woody, silvery, spanky ping over crunchy, thriving wash. Extremely versatile, flexible ride for wide ranging application in modern blended music styles. Mark II: Tends to be a bit livelier and brighter. This manifests itself in the overall sound character and in particular in the bell and ping sound. Mark II also has a bit more volume potential due to its more open character.

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    Sizes: 16", 17", 18", 19"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Dark body, full frequency spectrum, brilliant highs. Very wide range, complex, pleasing musical mix. Immediate, sensitive response, strong attack, controllable spread, even, layered fade. This crash combines silky, soft qualities with energy and projection for an incredibly versatile application range. Also extremely well suited as suspended cymbals and for mallet rolls.

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  • Details

    Sizes: 14", 15"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Full, rich, energetic with a definite dark side. Crunchy, with a meaty bite. Very wide range, very complex mix. Extremely balanced, very responsive feel. Full dark, rich, shimmering, biting open/closed sound. Beautiful, fat, meaty, crisp, cutting chick sound. Fast, responsive, articulate with excellent feel and playability. An immensely versatile hi-hat that combines finesse and articulation with raw energy and cutting power.

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    Sizes: 12"
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Exotic, warm, trashy. Medium wide range, complex mix. Quick response with short decay. Soft feel. Fast, explosive cymbal with dirty fizz for short, quick accents. Also well suited as exotic effect cymbal in larger setups.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 14", 15"
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Dark, full, soft, multi-layered. Medium wide range, complex mix. Soft, responsive feel. Velvety sizzling open sound. Rich, dark chick sound. A sensitive hi-hat perfectly suited for light to medium heavy use within Jazz, Blues, Country and other acoustic music styles.

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