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Jim Perkins always loved to sing and wherever there was music was where he had to be. He began playing guitar and writing songs in college and that's when the music bug bit him. He was consumed by an overwhelming yearning to perform, no matter how large or small the crowd, from friends to complete strangers. (Now some of those strangers have become good friends...he even married one.) Jim started booking shows in 2001 at coffee shops in his hometown and in the southeast. He released his debut album, Maker of Dreams, in 2002 before traveling the U.S. and Canada as a member of the North American Mission Board's World Changers group. Jim gained a loyal audience in Augusta and played over 220 shows in 2006. He's had the opportunity to share the stage with Chris Barron (of the Spin Doctors), Sam Thacker, Jennifer Daniels, Angie Aparo, Ken Block & Drew Copeland of Sister Hazel, Nashville Star winner Chris Young, Doug Jones of Cravin' Melon, and John Corabi (Formerly of Motley Crue 'Self Titled Motley Crue', RATT, Union, The Scream, ESP Eric Singer Project) to name a few. His singing and songwriting is some of the best in acoustic music today. He easily and gracefully moves from Folk to Jazz to Blues without missing a beat. His lyrics are heartfelt, moving and honest; authentic tales of everyday life that can't be expressed in any other way. Many have compared his songs and show style to popular artists such as Ray LaMontagne, Edwin McCain, Marc Broussard, Emerson Hart, and Dave Matthews. Jim's performances are positive and fun. With great stage manner and intimate interactions with the audience, Jim knows what to say, catering to his broad range of listeners. He's quick on the draw and has witty humor. Jim's ability to leave his captive audiences wanting more is second to none.