Tony Perdue was raised in Alabama, but claims the entire galaxy as his home. He is a singer/songwriter known for his authentic and original american roots music. He pulls from influences like rockabilly, early country western, rhythm & blues, rock n roll, surf, romantic ballads, folk, crooner jazz, synthpop, punk rock, new wave, and hard rock
Tony was born the son of “the Alabama Wildman”. His father was a disc jockey on armed forces radio during Vietnam. Tony’s grandfather was a humble sharecropper from South Alabama. Tony’s family tree even leads to Johnny Cash as his 6th cousin twice removed. Southern music and showmanship is embedded in his DNA . The kudzu vines, honeysuckle blooms, and red clay of Alabama might as well be part of his blood. Listening to his father’s rockabilly and country records as a child changed Tony’s life. Before he even knew who Elvis Presley was, he had already heard the Carl Perkins version of “Blue Suede Shoes”. When He heard Jerry Lee Lewis and Billy Lee Riley off the turntable, it was earth shattering. Tony wanted to write songs and he wanted to be a great showman. His idols became all the Rockabilly and Country stars from the 1950s,, as well as Houdini, Edgar Allen Poe, and Evel Knievel. He started playing in punk bands as an outlet in his teens, and realized that he got the same feeling he got as when he listened to the old rockabilly records. Over the years the abrasiveness of his music gave way to a more soulful approach to music. It tapped more at the roots of country music, rockabilly, R&B, blues, folk, and rock and roll. His songwriting became more inventive and storytelling based over time.
Tony borrows from the past to spark his creativity, but then runs it through his own special TMFP filter that creates something brand new. You can point to certain musical influences Tony has had, but he always does things the way his instincts tell him to. That’s what american originals do.